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.

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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We were delighted our wines were poured at the opening of an exhibition at the Christopher Greig Gallery in Hyde Park shopping centre, Johannesburg. The exhibition called Natural History in Bronze and Ceramic is displaying the work of a number of very talented artists. Really well worth a visit, if you can get there. The exhibition closes this weekend. ... See MoreSee Less

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Zoos and circuses are no places for Elephants. Leave these icons of Africa, where they belong, in the wild. Please share this video, to spread the word! ... See MoreSee Less

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More accolades from Hong Kong! "Penny" our 2014 Viognier is as delicious, as it is rare (only 3600 bottles produced) - sublime and exotic - yum, yum, yum! ... See MoreSee Less

Painted Wolf "Penny" Viognier 2014 - PAINTED Wolf Wines Painted Wolf was only introduced to us weeks before the competition and immediately became the only brand to secure two Top12 winning wines. Beautiful aromatic fruit flavours, predominantly apricot, permeate this magical Viognier. It is soft and silky on the tongue with baked pear and nectarine. Wickedly great refinement all around. Dogs are man’s best friend, but we are choosing to party with wolves because they have a cracking wine cellar! Try it against your favourite Pad Tai and saddle up for a match made in heaven.

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Thank you to The Flying Winemaker for these wonderful words! Very exciting to hear this wine was the top rated red in your tastings. Really appreciate your feedback. Welcome to the pack! ... See MoreSee Less

Painted Wolf Pictus II Shiraz 2010 - PAINTED Wolf Wines If I lived in South Africa, this is the pack I would want to run with. Jeremy and Emma Borg are the Alphas behind this community of growers, workers and conservation savvy individuals. After letting this wine sit for a couple of minutes in the glass, strong fruit aromas hit your nose and shout “why the hell aren’t you drinking me yet”. Upon letting the concentrated fruit and beautiful spiced tannins hit the tongue and edges of your gums you regret not having dived in sooner. Full bodied but also with an earned length from great fruit at this wine’s core. This was the highest rated red in our 2015 tasting. An excellent wine for roasted poultry and mushroom sauce!

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An incredible sequence of pictures, capturing all the adrenline pumping action of a wild dog kill. ... See MoreSee Less

This poor warthog almost escaped into a burrow as it was being chased by a large pack of wild dogs, unfortunately the burrow was too shallow and the pack managed to haul the huge warthog out of its hiding place. It is sometimes hard to see an unfortunate animal being attacked by wild dogs but it is all in the balance of nature and important for the survival of such an endangered predator such as the wild dog. This was also an important lesson for the young puppies in how to hunt warthog. Photographed at Tswalu Kalahari

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Three ways to tell if a place is dog friendly:
The name
The guests
The wine list

Thanks for sharing, Judie Stringer! We love the photo!
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On holiday in Cornwall & ate at The Springer Spaniel, Treburley tonight. Delighted to find Painted Wolf Pinotage on the wine list!

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