Hoekstra Fruit Exporters is one of South Africa’s leading grower-exporter companies. It is 100% owned by the Hoekstra Family Trust and exports all the grapes grown by Hoekstra Fruit Farms.  Our grapes are produced by 14 table grape farms on the slopes of Paarl Mountain in the heart of the Cape Winelands. The areas under cultivation cover approximately 350 hectares.

The quality of our grapes rests on years of experience in growing table grapes for the export market, selecting grape varieties that match each farm’s soil profile and microclimate and handpicking the best farm managers and workers.

Hoekstra Fruit Exporters export a variety of white, red and black grapes of both seedless and seeded grape varieties. We are known for growing and marketing grapes with an exceptional eating quality.

The Hoekstra Group is constantly selecting, breeding and evaluating new grape cultivars to improve our cultivar range.

The Hoekstra brand has been developed over more than four decades and is sold by a select group of importers.  Hoekstra Grapes is known throughout the European market as a premium brand. Sunshine Grapes shares the same production platform as Hoekstra Grapes and is marketed in southern Africa and alternative markets in the Middle East and South East Asia.

All our grapes are exported from our dedicated Hoekstra coldstore, Noord-Agter Paarl Koelkamers (NAPK).

Our marketing season starts in mid-December and ends in mid-March.