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The History of the farm and it's family   

The French surname “Viljoen” is occupational in origin being derived from the trade or profession pursued by the original bearer of the name. The surname Viljoen was originally an occupational name for a watchman, from the old French “veille”, from the Latin “vigilia” meaning “watch, wakefulness”

In 2017, the Viljoen family owners took over from the Du Toit family, who established the business and set the high standard under which Wederom operates today.

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The Italian prisoners of war

The Italian prisoners of war worked on the farm as labourers after they were caught in Abbesinia (Ethiopia) in 1943. Nanni was a medical doctor and Giovanni was a well-known cook. They built a barn on the farm with interesting drawings on the wall. We restored the drawing with the help of the well-known Jan Corewijn and opened the museum to the public on the 1st May 2004. The room serves as our wine- tasting room as well. We also put the Italian translation of Wederom on our label in memory of this SPECIAL PEOPLE !!

Arrivederci
(See you again)