Our Products


South African raisins are produced in the Orange and Olifants river regions, which is in the Northern and Western Cape respectively.

These regions experience exceptional levels of sunshine, on average 10.5 hours every day between January and March, which is when the fruit is harvested and naturally sundried. The dry, sunny climate, along with the ample supply of water from the rivers, makes ideal growing conditions to produce the highest quality raisins.

Berry count per 100g sample:

  • JUMBO
    70 – 149

  • BOLD
    120 – 200

  • MEDIUM
    220 – 320

  • SMALL
    300 – 500

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    All farms under the management of Carpe Diem Estate are 100% organic certified and produces organic product only.

     

    400ha

    Our farms consist of 400ha of organic grapes for producing raisins and another 400ha will be developed by the end of 2025.
    25%

    We process and market approximately 25% of South Africa’s total raisin production annually.
    95%

    +- 5% of production is sold to the domestic market with +- 95% exported to Europe, UK, North America, Scandinavia, Australasia, Middle East, and Asia.
    5%

    South Africa produces approximately 5% of the total world production of raisins.
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    Golden Sultanas

    Golden Sultanas are prepared from whole, *lyed and *bleached seedless white grapes, and have a light yellow to golden colour. Available in Medium, Bold and Jumbo size.

    *lyed (in a mixture of water, potassium and sultana oil)
    *bleached (fumigated in sulphur)

    Golden Sultana Drying method

    02

    Thompson Seedless

    Thompson seedless raisins are prepared from whole, unlyed seedless white grapes, harvested and dried in the sun to produce brown to dark brown colour raisins.
    Available in Small, Medium, Bold and Jumbo size.

    Available in Organic or Conventional. Thompson Seedless Drying method

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    S.A. Sultanas

    S.A. Sultanas are prepared from whole, *lyed seedless white grapes, harvested and dried in the sun to produce light brown to dark brown colour raisins.
    Available in Medium, Bold and Jumbo size.

    *lyed (in a mixture of water, potassium and sultana oil)

    Available in Organic or Conventional.
    S.A. Sultana Drying method

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    Orange River Sultanas (OR)

    OR (Orange River) sultanas are prepared from whole, *lyed seedless white grapes, harvested and dried in the shade to produce greenish/amber to brown colour raisins. Available in Medium size.

    *lyed (in a mixture of water, potassium and sultana oil) Orange River Sultana Drying method

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    Flame Seedless

    Flame raisins are prepared from whole, unlyed seedless flame red grapes, and have a dark brown to black colour.
    Available in Medium, Bold and Jumbo.

    Available in Organic or Conventional.
    Flame Seedless Drying method

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    Black Seedless

    Black seedless raisins are prepared from whole, seedless black grapes, and have a black colour. Available in Bold and Jumbo size.

    Available in Organic or Conventional. Black Seedless Drying method