Sun World International LLC has granted new licenses to several California and Mexico produce companies, further expanding the supply and distribution of its proprietary grape varieties, Licensing VP Garth Swinburn recently announced.
The new licensees include Anthony Vineyards Inc. for grapes produced in California’s Coachella Valley and Illume Ag Sales LLC (formerly known as Fabbri Group LLC) in the state’s San Joaquin Valley, as well as Divine Flavor LLC of Mexico for grapes produced in Sonora and Jalisco, Mexico. The newly appointed licensed distributors join Dayka & Hackett in Mexico; Richard Bagdasarian, Inc., Famous Vineyards LLC and Sun Pacific Marketing Cooperative Inc. in the Coachella Valley as well as Dayka & Hackett, Sun Pacific, Famous Vineyards and Sunlight International Sales Inc. (Pretty Lady) in the San Joaquin Valley.
Anthony Vineyards is a family-owned and operated, multi-generational California produce farming and marketing company led by Domenick and Robert Bianco. Dayka & Hackett is a vertically integrated farming and sales entity based in Reedley, California, that was granted marketer licenses for California and Mexico in 2019 and that also holds a North American import license for Sun World grapes grown in and sourced from South America and South Africa. Divine Flavor, part of Mexico’s Grupo Alta and a longstanding Sun World licensed producer in Sonora, Mexico, is one of the country’s foremost produce firms; they also hold a North American import license for Sun World grapes imported from South America and South Africa. Illume Agriculture, launched by an existing Sun World licensed grower and California farm management firm, Fabbri Ag Investments, is a vertically integrated company with a new sales arm led by veteran David Clyde and vineyard operations overseen by longstanding Sun World grower Kevin Andrew.
“Demand for our new grape varieties and brands continues to grow—not just in North America but increasingly in key global markets. These new appointments, along with the support and commitment of our existing licensees, ensure that major retailers and more consumers will continue to have access to great tasting Sun World grapes from California and Mexico,” Swinburn said.
Sun World grapes are marketed under various varietal brands such as Autumcrisp, Midnight Beauty, Sable Seedless, Adora Seedless, Scarlotta Seedless, Sophia Seedless and Superior Seedless.