Verdun Estates is in character and tradition a family business.
The farm was acquired by Izak and Bertha Wolfaardt in 1918, it is one of the oldest farms in Prince Alfred’s Hamlet. Started as a mixed farming venture as was the norm in this region, it has turned its focus to Stone Fruit, and specifically Nectarines, since the 1980’s.
It is noteworthy that the first Wolfaardt Nectarines graced the markets of the UK in as early as 1924. Over the years the tradition of complete family involvement was honoured, firstly by Piet Wolfaardt (2nd generation) and his wife Irene. Adrian Wolfaardt (3nd generation) and his wife Lesley have recently retired from active farming, but still serve as Directors of the Company.