SAFE visit December 2016

Ralli seedless 4-5 years in the market
Ralli seedless 4-5 years in the market
70-80% of the grapes are harvested before Christmas, and the rainy season.
70-80% of the grapes are harvested before Christmas, and the rainy season.
Dries Van Rooyen and Tiaan Visser.
Dries Van Rooyen and Tiaan Visser.
Sugar levels are good at 16-17 brix.
Sugar levels are good at 16-17 brix.
First selective picking is done, the taste test is made from bottom, as grapes at the top are the sweetest.
First selective picking is done, the taste test is made from bottom, as grapes at the top are the sweetest.
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The nets help to shade the grapes from the heat, it was 40+ degrees in the sun.
The nets help to shade the grapes from the heat, it was 40+ degrees in the sun.
Everything is had picked.
Everything is had picked.
The nets can save 10% of the water usage.
The nets can save 10% of the water usage.
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SAFE have 73 hectares under nets.
SAFE have 73 hectares under nets.
The irrigation control centre. Micro irrigation is very precise, it can protect the grapes from frost, control temperature.
The irrigation control centre. Micro irrigation is very precise, it can protect the grapes from frost, control temperature.
Pre cooling room.
Pre cooling room.
The wet wall: air is drawn through this water cooled wall to chill the grapes.
The wet wall: air is drawn through this water cooled wall to chill the grapes.
SAFE employs 700 people in the packhouse.
SAFE employs 700 people in the packhouse.
Everything is packed same day and put in the cold store.
Everything is packed same day and put in the cold store.
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SAFE also have an independent control done in the packhouse, the reports go to both SAFE and the customer.
SAFE also have an independent control done in the packhouse, the reports go to both SAFE and the customer.
The cold store.
The cold store.
Dries Van Rooyen.
Dries Van Rooyen.

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