Above: Angelique (left) is pictured with her mom Petro Swarts. At the start of 2017 the management of Mooigezicht Estates undertook to sponsor the tertiary education studies of the top matriculant achiever for the year per school from two [...]
As our region is in the grip of a multi-year drought and our water supplies will be reduced for our forthcoming production season, Mooigezicht Estates is currently implementing a thorough and proactive water saving strategy in order to manage [...]
Above: Mooigezicht Directors Guillaume Rossouw, Nico Verster, Stephanus Rossouw (Chairman) and Francois Rossouw (MD) celebrating the milestone of this season’s bountiful harvest. The 2017 final harvest volumes have been the highest Mooigezicht Estates has ever achieved and this also [...]
Above: Gareth (centre left) and Max (centre right) with Ian (left) and Nadia (right) Prins in the pack house admiring our beautiful grapes. In Late January Mooigezicht Estates received a visit from Great Fruit Adventurer travellers Max MacGillivray and [...]
Results of our SIZA Ethical Audit: ZERO % non-compliance! During October Mooigezicht Estates completed the SIZA (Sustainability Initiative South Africa) Ethical Audit. (SIZA is the universal, globally accepted South African Ethical Auditing Standard and oversees the fruit industry’s [...]
During the previous season we had installed the Soft Pro scale packing system in one of our pack houses as a trial. The trial proved very successful and more recently we successfully expanded the Soft Pro system to two [...]
In 2016 we are replacing 21ha seedless grapes. As our production now consists of 100% seedless grapes, we have now reached the point where we are replacing seedless grapes with seedless grapes. By 2019 our vineyards will be 50% [...]
In order to ensure that we have sufficient stock of the wide range of packing materials required by our receivers during the harvest, we have constructed a large new storage facility which is our dedicated packing material storage and [...]
During 2015 we converted the irrigation systems on two of our production units to Motorola systems, one of the best systems available internationally, and we are implementing the same conversion of a further two of our production units during [...]
The current development phase in the vineyard is of crucial importance to the crop development. The different varieties are in various stages of flower and berry “set”, the formation of the berry after flower and pollination. Starlight is our [...]
Mooigezicht Estates has bought Bonne Esperance, the original Rossouw Family farm in the Hex River Valley
Bonne Esperance Farm is a 30,43ha farm north of De Doorns and is located very close to our head office and to our other production units. This farm was the original Rossouw family farm in the Hex River Valley, [...]
Total production figures 2015 Our total production for the 2015 harvest amounted to 1 273 606 cartons (4.5 kg equivalents). This was in excess our estimate for the harvest. This has exceeded our original harvest estimate of 1 [...]
During the 2015 we have achieved the highest productions per hectare to date! Our ten year average yield per hectare is 4800 and during the past harvest Mooigezicht Estates achieved a yield of 5305 per hectare.
In October 2014 Mooigezicht Estates was nominated Western Cape Farm of the Year and MD Francois Rossouw was nominated Western Cape Farmer of the Year. This was taken at the Western Cape award ceremony last year.