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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How to celebrate today... ... See MoreSee Less

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I recently poured a selection of our wines at a gorgeous fundraiser for Vulpro. a South African organisation solely focused on the rescue, rehabilitation and conservation of vultures in Southern Africa. A gorgeous evening at the beautiful Leopard Lodge near Hartbeespoort Dam. Happy to help our magnificent but sadly, highly endangered vultures! ... See MoreSee Less

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This video will chase away those Monday blues! ... See MoreSee Less

Some wonderful footage of African wild dogs at play; such social animals! Taken by AWCF scout, Cain Kodzevhu.

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Here is your dose of adorable for the long weekend! Just Love those full bellies. ... See MoreSee Less

To see Wild Dogs in the wild is already special, but to see WIld Dog puppies is (in my opinion) one of the biggest highlights one can get on Safari. On a recent Safari at Tswalu Kalahari we came across 9 puppies playing outside their den. #Wildography

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Thought provoking words below - interesting to observe the huge outpouring of anger about this heinous act ....... sadly the wasteful death of this beautiful lion is hardly an isolated incident. Time for wildlife to be valued for what it is - priceless and irreplaceable and conservation to receive the full support of governments and all of us! Ok ...... I'll step off my soap box ..... for now. ... See MoreSee Less

1st July 2015 will always be marked as the day when Zimbabwe lost an icon - Cecil The Lion. This was a proud king whose domain was the Zimbabwean savanna. Adored, admired, revered and immortalised in countless photographs and video footage Cecil was the ultimate Ambassador for his species. It saddens us that now only in death is Cecil the worlds most recognised lion. How many other species will we lose in the same way, only to connect with them after their death? This is not a proud moment for mankind in fact the complete opposite. We have lost Cecil - and alone side him the countless other unnamed, but equally important species, which silently die without a thought from anyone?

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In which Jeremy gets some lessons from a Zimbabwean Palm wine maker... ... See MoreSee Less

After a fabulous weekend of fine wine courtesy the Borgs of Painted Wolf Wines, Wild Dog conservation and awareness with thanks to the African Wildlife Conservation Fund, Dr Rosemary Groom and Jess Watermeyer. Fabulous excursions into the Park with Clive Stockil and Lionel Muzengi, magnificent Wild Dog artwork by Lin Barrie, all hosted by the Chilo Team. A resounding success, look out for this event next year!

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Wishing you a wild dog Wednesday, finished off with wonderful, wine therapy! ... See MoreSee Less

As promised... some more gorgeous photos from the Mbungo pack den visit. Thanks Andries Combrinck for sharing your photos! Have a happy Saturday everyone :)

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