GrapeCo Australia is a family business owned by Frank and Adrian Caia, having been wholly owned by the Caia family for over 40 years. Frank and Adrian are third generation farmers. Since the very first property was bought, quality table grape production has been the focus of the business allowing the business to develop into the success it is today. The business has grown to new levels by developing a solid export customer base as well as supplying domestic retailers. GrapeCo Australia now exports directly to customers across Asia and the success of the company can be put down to the quality premium fruit the business strives to provide. Our supply partners in Australia are the two largest retailers: Woolworths and Coles, as well as key independent markets. Overseas we directly supply customers in Thailand, Vietnam, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines and Malaysia. Our willingness to understand our customers’ needs and our ability to adapt is one of our core strengths.
As one of the large vertically integrated companies in the table grape industry, the Caia Group have strong capabilities in growing, packing, marketing and logistics. Having full control over all aspects of our supply chain ensures priority on the quality of the produce can be met, working to achieve our vision to be one of Australia’s leading table grape producers and marketers of world class traditional and unique varieties.
The GrapeCo Australia name is synonymous with the supply of high quality produce. We take care with the production and delivery of the fruit and have a willingness and ability to try new varieties within the marketplace. With the expertise and professionalism provided by our team comes loyalty and commitment to our customers. GrapeCo Australia not only supplies quality produce, we are colleagues working with our customers, helping them to firstly consolidate their position as the market leaders and secondly to develop growth through the supply of a diversified quality product.
Products and Varieties Over the last eight years we have been collaborating closely with key USA producers and grape breeding programs, stemming from the partnership GrapeCo Australia secured all PBR works and trial evaluation for all of the International Fruit Genetics cultivars. Under this arrangement we have exclusive and semi exclusive rights to grow and market these new varieties. Our exclusive rights are over two varieties, Candy Snaps and Candy Hearts. We also have a very quality focused grower base throughout Sunraysia growing the new varieties under licence to our company. GrapeCo Australia controls a further 500 acres of table grapes through this agreement. All fruit is grown for and sold by GrapeCo Australia under this agreement. This grower base follows strict growing practices and procedures which are set forth by GrapeCo Australia’s team.
Through a large range of varieties, we aim to give our customers a very high quality product. These varieties consist of different colours, shapes, sizes and flavour profiles. Through this variety development we have increased shoulder supply periods with new late season white and black seedless.
Growing or Sourcing Region
We are situated in the well-known table grape producing area of Sunraysia which is located in north western Victoria.