JJ LOVE WINE VINEYARDCasidra
Johannes Jacobus (JJ) Love, one of 153 farmers in Ebenhaeser, situated about 40 kilometres from Vredendal, farms on 2 hectares of land with a high density wine vineyard. The project is mentored by Namaqua Kelder’s Dirk de Bruyn who also funds some inputs and acts as the project’s marketing channel. Casidra started implementing the project two years ago on behalf of the Western Cape Department of Agriculture. Soil preparation, carbon fiber poles, vines and other production inputs were purchased with the funds approved by the Wine Commodity Project Allocation Committee. According to Casidra’s Senior Project Manager, Gerrit van Schalkwyk, the project is near completion at approximately 90%.