Every dog has his day

South African photographer Kim Wolhuter has won The Gerald Durrell Award for Endangered Species in the 2012 Wildlife Photographer of the Year.

Painted Wolf Wines is a dynamic and innovative South African wine company. We are dedicated to the production of authentic, distinct and delicious wines, and to the conservation of African wild dogs and their natural habitat.

Our Wines

We produce wines with a distinctive South African feel, and to that end focus largely on wines crafted from Chenin Blanc and Pinotage – the two bench mark South African grape varieties, The grapes are sourced from our pack members vineyards, which are low yielding, mostly unirrigated and farmed organically or with minimal non organic inputs.

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Painted Wolves

The “Painted Wolf” (Lycaon Pictus), also known as the African Wild Dog or Painted Dog , is one of Africa’s most fascinating and highly endangered mammals. They have a highly co-operative family social structure and are extremely persistant and effective hunters. They are our inspiration. We support the conservation of this intriguing and beautiful animal with a contribution from every bottle of wine sold and through our communications.

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My latest post is "National Wine Challenge/Top 100 SA wines 2016" (2 days, 20 hours, and 48 minutes ago)S5

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An enjoyable few hours spent with interesting people at the launch this evening. The exhibition runs for 3 months. Pop down to see the best wildlife images under the African sun at one of Jozi's best venues. ... See MoreSee Less

A few shots from the launch of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition at 1Fox - The Sheds in Johannesburg! Thank you to Tristan and Grayson Dicks Wildlife Photography and Morkel Erasmus Photography for saying a few words about your images! #WPYSA15

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Fantastic job Lin Barrie ..... look at the transformation of this rather ordinary looking plane into a masterpiece! ... See MoreSee Less

The refurbishment of an Islander with Lin Barrie on behalf of Wild Dog Air in Zambia. A step by step process of how to paint an aircraft to look like a wild dog! Read more information on the process on Lin's blog wildlifeandwilddogs.wordpress.com/2016/04/20/a-wild-dog-takes-to-the-air/

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Three of our wines recieved impressive reviews in this Canadian online publication. Thanks to Jason Feldman of Lone Tree Cellars for supplying the tasting samples.
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Looking forward to seeing how this plane morphs into an airborne wild dog! ... See MoreSee Less

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How many of you spotted the wild dogs running in the Old Mutual Two Oceans marathon on Easter Saturday? If you didn't see them or couldn't make it to Cape Town, here are some pictures, including one of Jeremy Borg with Jessica from AWCF and his daughter, Savannah. Nice Pic! ... See MoreSee Less

WHAT A WONDERFUL WEEKEND! Race day is over (we can hardly believe it!), and we would like to extend our congratulations to all of our runners who ran for wild dogs, and a VERY BIG thank you to all of our sponsors and supporters! Thank you to you all for making this event what it was, an opportunity to raise awareness and funds for conservation work in Zimbabwe, and to gain exposure for a wonderfully unique but largely misunderstood species.

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PAINTED Wolf Wines updated their cover photo. ... See MoreSee Less

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