Farming philosophy

“Today farming is a science and needs a level headed person to make a success”, says Johan Vlok (present owner of Môrester Farms)

Due to the hot summers, fruit from the Riebeek Valley has been described as flavoursome and extremely sweet! Water is vital in fruit production and drip- irrigation from our dams and the Berg River Water Scheme ensure that our crops reach their full potential.

With the variety of fruit, harvesting takes place throughout the year, except for July and September. All fruit must be handled with care – this makes it a labour intensive form of farming and for six months of the year, we employ a number of seasonal workers. The fruit is prepared mainly for the export market, but around 5% of our yield is supplied to local markets under the Kasteelberg brand.