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Cordia Plase is a table grape farm and packhouse, owned and run by Francois Rossouw. After graduating with a degree in commerce from the University of Stellenbosch (1990), Francois decided to follow in his father and grandfather’s legacy to become a table grape producer too. He now has thirty years of experience and is still hungry to improve his business and product offering by planting the most sort-after varieties to remain globally competitive.

The farm is situated in the De Wet valley, located between Worcester and De Doorns, the traditional home of South Africa’s table grape industry. The farm is nestled alongside the Hex river which supplies the farm with ample fresh mountain water year-round.

The Cordia Plase supplies Growers by Nature with five varieties, namely:


Starlight, Crimson Seedless


IFG 10 – Sweet Globe™, Sheegene 2 – Timpson™ 


IFG 17 – Sweet Joy™

Denau Farming is a family owned and managed table grape and citrus producer. The organisation is managed by the three Naude brothers, Fanie, Marinus and Pieter jnr., who receive oversite from their father Pieter Naude snr., the current chairman. The Naude family have been farming in the Hex River valley for six generations by combining contemporary business and agricultural practises with traditional farming values, a true recipe for success!

Denau consists of nine production units; Glen Heatlie, Vreesniet, Welgemoed, Naudesig, Naudesia, Eiland, Rheebokskraal, Denau Citrus, and Lorraine; which all produce roughly 850 000 cartons of table grapes and 650 000 cartons of citrus.

Denau supplies Growers by Nature with eleven table grape varieties, including:


Starlight, Tawny Seedless, RedGlobe, Crimson Seedless, Sugra 19 (Scarlotta Seedless®), IFG 68 (Sweet Celebration)


IFG 10 – Sweet Globe™, Sugra-thirtyfive (Autumn Crisp®), Sheegene 2 – Timpson™


Sugra 16 (Sable Seedless®), Sugra 34 (Adora Seedless®)

Denau also supplies Growers by Nature with the following citrus varieties:


Octubrina, Nules


Orri’s, Leanri, and Nadorcott

For further information regarding Denau Boerdery, follow the link below:

Meerlust is owned and run by Jaco Du Toit, a third-generation table grape producer. The farm is situated in Sandhills De Doorns, Western Cape, which borders the Matroosberg Mountain range, an ideal microclimate for table grapes. Jaco took over the reins in 2000 after receiving his diploma in Agriculture from Elsenburg Agricultural Training Institute. This was a tumultuous yet exciting time in the South African fruit industry as it had just undergone deregulation (1997), paving the way for the free-market fresh fruit trade between South Africa and the world.

Jaco is a passionate and skilled agronomist which is why he leads Growers by Nature’s technical team. He believes that investing in his farms soil is his greatest competitive advantage as it promotes fruit quality, flavour, and shelf life. One of the reasons why Jaco is a feather in the cap of the Growers’ management team is due to his trial plot. This experimental vineyard boast association with all the major breeding programs, allowing Jaco to test each of the latest varieties to determine which will thrive in the Hex River Valley’s unique climate.

Meerlust supplies Growers by Nature with seven varieties, namely:


Crimson Seedless, IFG 68 – Sweet Celebration™


IFG 10 – Sweet Globe™, Sugra-thirtyfive (Autumn Crisp®), Sheegene 2 – Timpson™ 


Sugra-sixteen (Sable Seedless®), Sugra-thirtyfour (Adora Seedless®)



20 Main Road, Paarl

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