At BerryWorld, we pride ourselves on the long standing relationship we hold with our berry farmers and focus on developing their farms to maintain sustainable berry production for generations to come. Every BerryWorld berry is carefully hand-picked by highly trained pickers straight into the punnet you buy to minimise any damage to the delicate fruit and ensure you get the best quality berry.
Nestled on the slopes of the Simonsberg Mountain, equidistant to the towns of Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl, Backsberg Estate Cellars are a winery at heart with over 100 years of experience
The Back family business was founded by Charles Louis Back, who came to South Africa from Lithuania, in 1902 to start this wine estate. In 2005 the Back family started growing blueberries as one of the first growers for BerryWorld South Africa.
In 2006, Backsberg became South Africa’s first certified carbon neutral winery and the family continues to farm blueberries in this manner. Backsberg is one of nearly 40 WWF-SA Conservation Champions with over 10% of the farm’s land having been set aside for the conservation of indigenous fauna and flora. Backsberg places great importance on a sustainable future for all.
Chiltern Farms is a 4th generation family business which was established by John and Pauline Mudge and is located in Vyeboom.
The family farm has its roots in apples and pears but started growing berries for BerryWorld in the early 1990s, with large scale supply from 2005 onwards.
Chiltern Farms have an extensive blueberry season, supplying blueberries that burst with goodness from June to February.
Tzaneen Blueberries named after the local town of Tzaneen in the Limpopo province in South Africa was founded in 2013 by Henry Hayes and Terence Untepertinger.
Tzaneen Blueberries was the first blueberry grower in the region and has grown significantly in size, now growing a wide selection of blueberry varieties for BerryWorld.
Tzaneen Blueberries are instrumental in providing blueberries that burst with goodness early on in the South African season.