Customer Reviews

My biggest concern before hiring Vinefruit was the deadline, but Vinefruit delivered on time and beyond my expectations.

I loved how my vision came to life and that the functionality was made so simple. Decreasing barriers to entry for my website visitors was a major win.

If you're considering developing a website or re-doing yours, then you want Vinefruit helping you. They'll guide you every step of the way and provide you an end product you'll be proud to display on the internet.

I feel tremendously blessed to have been introduced to Vinefruit and could not have asked for a better partnership. I love my website and so do my visitors. Thank you.

Anneke at PromoteCoach -  23 May 2017

If you need a web developer or a new website, go straight to Catherine Russell. I can highly recommend her.

She was willing to take on the, initially, small job of improving one of my landing pages. She took the trouble of checking a few things on my website (her own initiative) and has - configured plug-ins, made excellent suggestions and technical improvements, improved both landing pages, and I forgot, she even helped me with Mailchimp!

Angelique at Candle Deli | March 2017

Great Job!

Cat did a great job translating our requirements into a great looking website, as well as creating a product & subscription non-USD Woocommerce online shop with a number of payment gateways. Highly recommended.

Stuart at Jebena Coffees - 31 May 2016


Catherine has been amazing to work with. She understood my concept and 'heart' behind BodyBoost from the start. Her deliverables were thoughtfully chosen and she presented quality work every time. I always appreciate someone who makes suggestion when they see a better way of doing something and Cat would always think of and suggest a better way of doing something. I would highly recommend Cat.

Marileze at BodyBoost - 14 March 2016

Highly Recommended

Having worked on many websites in my life, working with Cat from Vinefruit was singularly the most efficient web design experience I have had to date. The initial questionnaire she had me complete ensured I asked questions of myself that gave me clarity on my value propositions I did not have previously. I also appreciated the many value-add suggestions she came up with that were both insightful and completely appropriate to my business. Highly Recommended!!

Steve - 3 June 2015

A Real Star!

Finally got to work with Cat after a few false starts of my own making!!..................The whole experience was extremely well managed by her - She understood what we wanted to do and how we wanted to achieve our aims and simply delivered without any fuss or failure. Loads of assistance and input and we completed the entire website in couple of weeks and a half a dozen e-mails. A great person to do business with and we thoroughly recommend her to anyone !!!!.....................Thanks Cat.

David at PSA Project Management - 29 October 2014

Awesome Experience

After 20 years in the building business I finally took the advice to get myself online. Catherine guided me every step of the way, even writing some of the copy. The end result far exceeded my expectations and within a short time I had my first enquiry. Catherine gives a great service at highly competitive prices.

Hendrik at DV Builders - 3 May 2014

So So Happy!

Thank you so very much dear Cat, it is a pleasure working with you ....I think I have one of the best art web sites I have ever seen.

Arlene at Arlene Amaler-Raviv - 12 December 2013

Slick, Fast and Professional

Catherine re-vamped my ailing website and provided me with a new dynamic site that is a pleasure to use. After only three weeks my new site is already generating new business that has converted into fee income. I couldn't be more delighted with Catherine's services, and my only regret is that I didn't use Vinefruit earlier.

Richard at British Arabian - 3 December 2013

Creative and Professional

Catherine created my yoga website. I a thrilled with the result! What i love about Cat, is how quickly she answers her mails. I sent endless numbers of mails with new ideas or changes and she always responded within an hour. Throughout the creative process she listened and ensured I was happy with the progress. It has been a real pleasure working with her. Thank you!

Audrey - 11 December 2012

Great Service

Catherine developed our organisation's website and provides an ongoing service, developing brochures, e-mail marketing / campaigns and social media integration.
We are impressed with how quickly she grasps our needs and translates it into functionality. Her availability, quick turn-around times and patience with 'non-techies' also impressed us.
I would recommend her services without any hesitation!

Sakkie at Skills Dynamics Africa - 1 November 2012

Supporting a Blonde

After 25 years as an employee I created my business, but with no clue how to create an online presence. Catherine held my hand, gently cajoled, was endlessly patient as I moved through the spaces of putting myself out there in the world. Her ongoing support in an area I have no expertise in, is the reason I regularly refer my SMME clients to VineFruit.

Mandy at Fresh Horizons - 3 October 2012

Talent and Professionalism

If you are looking for someone who will provide your business with a marketable website, look no further. Catherine provided my business with a professional layout and walked me through the whole process. She is very dedicated to making sure you are happy with her service. I would consider myself to be a very meticulous person i.e. I am a bit of a perfectionist. Catherine worked closely with me, always made herself available, and ensured my complete satisfaction. I would recommend her services to anyone in the U.A.E. that is looking to drive more business to his or her company.

Hani - 12 September 2012

Great Site and Service

Cat set up my web site for the Tourists Friend a couple of years ago and I have had nothing but great, fast and efficient service since then. Every month I receive the "Stats" of who has visited the site, where they come from, were they repeat or unique visits etc etc. A regular stream of visitors to the site ensure ongoing enquiries ending up in bookings for our various Tours and Airport transfers. I highly reccommend Cat's services.

Rob The Tourist's Friend - 7 September 2012

I have found VineFruit an absolute pleasure to work with - I will admit to being tech challenged; I have a good idea of what can be done with absolutely no idea how!
I have been patiently coached, had easy solutions with regard to blogging and newsletters presented to me as well as the best support with regard to follow ups and maintaining of accurate client databases.
Efficiency and intricate knowledge of how things work comes to mind, if I am asked to describe the service I have experienced in a nutshell.
I would not hesitate to recommend using Vinefruit services at all..

Jo at ENJO Middle East - 6 September 2012

Our site needed to be transferred to a different site and reorganised, the store made more efficient and the blog simplified in order for this eco business to move forward. All this was done with minimal fuss and no loss of function or access. The whole process was extremely efficient with many extra helpful suggestions made and options given. I couldn't have been more happy or satisfied.

Janine at Bokashi Dubai - 5 September 2012

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