Grapa Varieties Ltd

Grapa Varieties commercializes new table grape varieties to growers around the world. The company was founded by the Karniel family after years of experience in the table grape industry.

Grapa varieties exclusively commercializes the best of the varieties Breeder Shachar Karniel has created over the years- Early Sweet and the ARRA line of table grape varieties. Mr. Karniel is continuously developing new varieties in the ARRA line at the Giumarra ARD breeding program.

Our Story
The story of the varieties begins with the Karniel family and their history producing wine and table grapes as far back as 1882. Mr. Shachar Karniel is a 4th generation farmer and has grown up with a strong connection to the grapevine. For many years, he experimented with cross-breeding table grapes as his passion and today he is renowned worldwide for his excellence as a breeder.
Today Grapa Varieties is a heritage-oriented startup company and is owned and managed by the Karniel family.

Our Values
Grapa Varieties was founded by a farmer, for the benefit of farmers. Our goal is to create timeless table grape varieties that farmers love to grow and consumers love to eat.
We are focused on the long-term success of the varieties and therefore on the long-term success of the producers with whom we work. To achieve this, we are dedicated to supplying each and every grower with the support he needs, increasing market demand for the varieties and protecting the varieties’ IP through legal efforts.
The varieties we commercialize are Non-GMO and are developed by a natural process of cross breeding, evaluation and optimal selection.