KÖLLA Hamburg & Natura

Grapes from Brazil and Turkey

For the first time KÖLLA Hamburg & Natura imports grapes from Turkey and not only the grapes from Brazil. The first batches of the variety Crimson are expected this week. The partners of KÖLLA Hamburg & Natura, in the region Alasehir, Brigitte Gallinat and Dirk Lange have seen with their own eyes that the quality and colour are good to excellent. This is due to the fluctuations in temperature in the mountainous region. 

Ucak, a known producer and exporter in Turkey, has entered a joint venture with KÖLLA Hamburg & Natura. The representative in Hamburg, John Ogan Muelayim, organizes with KÖLLA Hamburg & Natura the logistics and sales. The short route to the customer has many advantages and meets all their requirements.


MaxxVale is the company in Brazil that produces pumpkins and organizes the logistics around the grapes for KÖLLA Hamburg & Natura. Currently Brazil is suffering from a drought, which is especially noticeable in the northeast part of Brazil. In the region Petrolina the rainwater is usually stored in natural reservoirs. The drought means that the production could be in danger, as the irrigation projects in Nilo Coelho can’t supply enough water. The expectation is that the water supply will be empty come the end of October.

Farmers who irrigate their grapes with river water don’t have these problems. 85% of the KÖLLA Hamburg & Natura grapes are irrigated this way. The Crimson grapes are sensitive to the water shortage, since the green seedless grapes will be harvested until the end of October.

The effect of the drought on future harvests is unclear. However the drought could lead to a decline in production in the Petrolina region. The harvested grapes thus far are very good especially considering the dry period. And the market in North-Europe will welcome these grapes happily.

Source: KÖLLA Hamburg & Natura

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