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We provide high-quality Rwanda grapes to the local and export markets. We source the raw fresh Rwanda grapes from family growers in the country.
Though small in production margins, Rwanda grapes are prime fruits for making wine in the Great Lakes region’s country. On the tree, the ripe berries hang in clusters and attain an attractive bluish-purple tinge. The grapes produce a red type of wine that locals refer to as akarusho in Kinyarwanda. There are several varieties of this new fruit type in the country including Chenin Blanc, wine grapes and Cabernet Sauvignon. The first and last are usually for export as table fruits.
The grape may be one of the oldest and most recognizable fruits ever domesticated. It first grew in Persia or today’s Iran about 6000 B.C. These celebrated berries were vital sources of kingly wine. The Mediterranean region had acquired wine distilleries by as early as 4000 B.C. From here the fruit spread through Egypt. It came to neighboring Tanzania and then Rwanda courtesy of missionaries in the 1960’s.
Eating grapes provide a remedy against migraine. It also regulates blood pressure. It has served as a treatment for asthma for a long time in folk medicine. Regarding nutrient composition, the fruit features 6% of vitamin C which promotes disease immunity. The little deposits of vitamin A at 2 percent of the daily requirements are a ticket to better sight. The vitamin B-6 margin for the enhancement of cell metabolism is 5 percent in each serving. The levels of calcium and magnesium for strong teeth enamel and bone structure respectively are 1 percent apiece. The proportion of anemia-preventing iron is also 1 percent per serving. The levels of dietary fiber and potassium are equal at 3 percent worth of the daily requirements.
We source Rwanda grapes from the northern parts of the nation. We only draw contracts with family growers who have less than 2 acres of land. This makes it possible to manage the produce under organic conditions. We also interact with family growers who abstain from farmyard sprays and instead rely on traditional pest-eradication methods.
We pick Rwanda grapes in a very selective manner. We maintain hygiene by having our workers donning PPE including gloves. Each team of two handles its row of fruit trees: as one person uses a pair of scissors or a sickle to cut off the clusters, the other team member puts the harvest into a basket. Because we care about keeping the delicate fruits bruise-free, we make sure that each basket has soft sponges inside. At the end of the early morning harvest, our various teams collect their bucketfuls of the fruits from the shade and cart them away to the packinghouse.
At the washing and sorting bay, we use tiny scissors to trim outgrowth in the clusters of fruits. We then wash each bunch in purified water to remove all stains. We sort the healthiest-looking berries into the first grade. We also look for glossy color, sizable nature, and unstained skins to place in this premium grade. Any overripe berry is culled from the best which go into packing immediately.
We pack Rwanda grapes in lugs as well as cartons of various dimensions with soft padding’s in their interiors at the base. We also have bulk plastic containers measuring 0.6 by 0.4 by 0.25 meters cubic. These are best for handling large shipments in readiness for delivery to the port. We attach the necessary packing labels including the shipment size, the cultivar and the country of origin.
We store Rwanda grapes in the temperature range of -32 to 0 degrees Celsius. We keep the fruits temporarily in our cold house in a cool, dry environment to maintain freshness. We transport them to Kigali International by hydro-cooled trucks on the same day of packing for arrival at the destination a day or two after dispatch.
We are therefore your first choice for all matters Rwanda grapes right from family growers. We only keep in touch with farmers who have trained for and acquired Global Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) certificates. Because we care about quantity, we encourage our sources to grow surplus especially in times of high demand to meet your exact quota. We also attach very low prices that reflect your budgetary allocation. This is why you need to make an order today!
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