A proudly South African brand story now taking its first steps in Canada
The story of Montagu Dried Fruit and Nuts and its rise to prominence in the South African market begins as many great business success stories do: with humble beginnings. 24 years ago, a small fruit drying facility was started in the small Western Cape town of Montagu in South Africa, known for its hot mineral springs, scenic mountains and agricultural excellence – with orchards brimming with apples, pears, apricots and peaches.
In September 2017, the first Montagu Dried Fruit and Nuts store outside of South Africa opened in the Saint Vital Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
Montagu in Winnipeg
During 2018 the Montagu Team in Canada under the leadership of Christa Ferreira introduced the people of Winnipeg to the sunshine products all the way from South Africa. It was soon clear that the many wonderful South Africans and Zimbabweans living in Winnipeg needed more. Montagu Canada treamed up with local suppliers of rusks and biltong and also started importing South African favourites to bring a little taste of Africa to the dinner tables in Winnipeg and Manitoba.
Unfortunately, the current economic state in Canada forced Montagu Canada to move to a new offering and as of February 2019, Montagu Canada products are now available online.
The Montagu Canada team is still exploring different ways to ensure our regular and new customers will be provided with a taste of sunshine from the land of Southern Africa.