Process & Infrastructure 

STEPS INVOLVED IN GRAPES HARVESTING AND PACKING

1

Farm Selection

Farms registered with Government (Department of Agriculture) are selected. These farms are then registered for Global GAP under our PMO (Primary Marketing Organisation. These farms are regularly visited by our quality expert teams to provide training and consistent interventions are provided in order to maintain the quality standards.

2

Plot Selection and Harvesting

Plots are selected on the basis of quality standards like: Sugar level, berry size, bunch weight, cleanliness, appearance and colour. The grapes samples are then sent for MRL (Maximum Residual Level) testing in ISO 17025 certified labs. Harvesting is done only from those plots which meet the specifications and quality standard.

2

Plot Selection and Harvesting

Plots are selected on the basis of quality standards like: Sugar level, berry size, bunch weight, cleanliness, appearance and colour. The grapes samples are then sent for MRL (Maximum Residual Level) testing in ISO 17025 certified labs. Harvesting is done only from those plots which meet the specifications and quality standard.

3

Grading and Packing

The selected harvested grapes are transported in covered trolleys to the pack house. The bunches are trimmed and non-standard berries are removed. Only selected bunches are weighed and packed in pouches/punnets, depending upon the order. Each punnet and box is labelled in order to maintain the traceability.

4

Palletization

Packed boxes are palletized on fumigated wooden pallets, with strong corner support for long transport journey. These pallets are then shifted to pre-cooling chambers.

4

Palletization

Packed boxes are palletized on fumigated wooden pallets, with strong corner support for long transport journey. These pallets are then shifted to pre-cooling chambers.

5

Pre-Cooling and Storage

In order to stop the bio-degradation and increase the shelf life, the grapes are brought to about 1 degree Cent temperature in pre-cooling chambers. After the pre-cooling of 5-6 hours, the pallets are shifted to the cold storage area with temperature ranging between 0 to 1 degree Centigrade.

6

Inspection and Container Stuffing

Material ready for export is inspected by Phytosanitary Authority from Department of Agriculture, Government of India. Only certified pallets are stuffed in the container for export to various super markets and other bulk importers.

6

Inspection and Container Stuffing

Material ready for export is inspected by Phytosanitary Authority from Department of Agriculture, Government of India. Only certified pallets are stuffed in the container for export to various super markets and other bulk importers.