Horticulture Management Projects
After 17 years of viticulture management experience, FABAL diversified to newer, exciting horticulture developments. The Tasmanian cherry project has delivered almost 100 tonnes of premium cherries in the extraordinarily difficult 2011 harvest.
In 2009-2010, the growers in two large avocado and other tree fruit projects located at Childers, Queensland voted to appoint FABAL as the replacement responsible entity for their projects. The projects comprise more than 990 hectares of avocados, mangos and lemons.
FABAL works with a number of market leaders, Westmores, Simpson Farms and CostaExchange, to sell the premium fresh fruit from these horticultural orchards.
|Horticultural Projects managed by FABAL|
|The Tasmanian Premium Cherries Project||43 hectares|
|2006 Queensland Avocado Project||649 hectares|
|2007 Queensland Avocado and Fruit Project||343 hectares|
Viticulture Management Projects
FABAL has strategically worked to become the supplier of premium wine grapes of first choice to the major Australian wine companies.
FABAL currently manages, for its growers and itself, more than 1,500 hectares of vineyards in premium wine grape regions in the Barossa Valley, Padthaway, Wrattonbully, Coonawarra, Clare Valley, Langhorne Creek and McLaren Vale regions in South Australia, Margaret River in Western Australia and in Heathcote in Victoria.
FABAL has only undertakes vineyard developments matched with secure grape purchase agreements with Australia’s leading wine companies. This ensures that more than 95% of all wine-grapes produced on the FABAL managed vineyards are contracted for sale to Treasury Wine Estates, Accolade Wines / Constellation Wines Australia, Orlando Wines (a division of Pernod Ricard Pacific Pty Ltd), Australian Vintage Limited and other leading wineries.
|Vineyard Projects managed by FABAL|
|Marandoo Estate Limited (2 sites)||360 hectares|
|National Vineyard Fund of Australia Limited (5 sites)||271 hectares|
|National Viticultural Fund of Australia – Project No. 1||29 hectares|
|National Viticultural Fund of Australia – Project No. 2 (2 sites)||128 hectares|
|National Viticultural Fund of Australia – Project No. 3||63 hectares|
|National Viticultural Fund of Australia – Project No. 4||79 hectares|
|National Viticultural Fund of Australia – Project No. 5||15 hectares|
|Heathcote Ridge Vineyard Project||39 hectares|
|Heathcote Ridge Vineyard Project No. 2||45 hectares|
|Heathcote Ridge Vineyard Limited||10 hectares|
|GuildGrape Project No. 1 and Property Trust||295 hectares|
|7 privately owned vineyards||190 hectares|