As founder of the Grapery®, Jack Pandol possesses a widely respected heritage of table grape production.
His grandfather, Stjepe, emigrated from his native Croatia at the turn of the century and farmed his first vineyard in California’s San Joaquin Valley. The flat terrain and dry, hot summers proved the perfect environment for growing what is known as nature’s oldest cultivated crop.
His goal for the Grapery was simply a matter of… (ahem) taste. Jack envisioned a table grape so incredibly plump, juicy, and delicious that he became laser focused on one thing: flavor. This unswerving passion has resulted in a company that continues to grow the best tasting, all-natural, most highly sought after table grapes on the market today.
During harvest time, owners Jack and Jim Beagle walk the vineyards every day tasting fruit from each lot before making the final decision that the fruit is ready for harvest. Unlike other growers, they don’t harvest all of our grapes at once. Instead, they carefully harvest each field several different times, selecting only the very best grapes that are fully ripe and at their absolute peak of flavor.
Grapery’s astonishing flavors are achieved using all-natural breeding practices. They breed for flavor, continuously experimenting, trying out a wide range of cross-pollination combinations. The great-tasting grapes are the result of a lot of hard work, innovation and, okay, a bit of good luck.