When are Sunview Grapes available?
A: Our grapes are typically available from June until mid-January.
Does Sunview offer organic grapes?
A: Yes, more than half of our conventional varieties are also offered through Sunview Organic meaning they are CCOF certified and sustainably grown. Download an availability chart for all organic varieties here.
Which varieties are available exclusively from Sunview?
A: We have several proprietary grapes available exclusively through the Sunview brand including Rosa® , Gem® and Stella Bella®, Sorella Bella®, Sparkle®, Sweet Carnival, Crown, Sierra Moon, and Sweet Bella.
What packaging options does Sunview Marketing offer for retailers?
A: Depending on the variety, our grapes can be available in a high-graphic pouch bag, clamshell, and box. We also offer display bins for certain varieties as well.
Does Sunview Marketing export grapes outside of the United States?
A: Historically speaking, Sunview was one of the first vineyards to export our premium table grapes to countries such as China, Cuba, and India, and our grapes have been shipped to Hong Kong and Japan for nearly 50 years.
Are grapes healthy for you?
A: Absolutely! These tiny berries are chock full of vitamins and antioxidants including resveratrol, an antioxidant that protects the body from disease.
Who should I contact if I want to apply for a job at Sunview Marketing?
A: For all job inquiries, please email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are your grapes Genetically Modified (GMO)?
A: The grapes grown, processed and packed by Sunview Vineyards of California/Sunview Marketing International are products of natural origin and are not derived from genetically modified organisms (GMO). Any ingredients used in the processing of our products have been manufactured in such a manner that genetically modified organisms are not incorporated in their production.
Sometimes when I eat seedless grapes they’re not entirely seedless. Why is that?
A: All grapes (even ‘seedless’ varieties) have seeds. Ordinarily the seeds don’t grow to be more than a seed trace, which is not usually noticeable. Allowing our fruit to ripen on the vine longer ensures that you have the best tasting fruit possible, however it does mean that there is a chance the seed trace could become harder and more noticeable.
Are there additives or preservatives in grapes and raisins?
A: No, our grapes and raisins are all natural.
How do Grapes become Raisins?
A: After harvest, grapes are laid out to be naturally dried in the California sun. Some grapes are oven dried due to time or environmental constraints. Once dried, the raisins are rinsed and packaged.
How should I store my raisins?
A: We recommend storing in a cool, dry place, and refrigerate after opening.
How do I determine the best before date?
A: The Best if Used By Date (BUB) on the bottom of the can tells the suggested date that you should consume the raisins by. For example if the canister on the bottom says 070120 they we suggest that the raisins be eaten by July 1st, 2020
Why are my green raisins dark?
A: During the drying process, the color changes as the sugars in the fruit begin to naturally oxidize and change making the raisin darker.
Are Sunview Grapes and Raisins Kosher?
A: Yes, we are certified Kosher. Look for this symbol on the canister-
Sulfur in dried fruit; is it safe?
A: Sulfur dioxide historically is used to preserve the light color and flavor in dried fruit. Without the use of sulfites, the fruit darkens and changes flavor as it dries. While research is ongoing to determine consumer safety, sulfites do affect a small portion of the population. All fruit treated with sulfites are labeled to alert those who may be allergic.
Are your raisins processed in a plant that processes tree nuts?
A: No, we do not process tree nuts in our facility.
Are Sunview Grapes and Raisins gluten free?
A: Yes, our grapes and raisins are naturally gluten free and are not processed with any other products containing gluten.