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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We gave Prince Harry 3 Magnums of our Pictus One 2009 Shiraz, Grenache Mourvedre blend. This afforded us an opportunity to talk to him briefly about Lin Barrie and her amazing art. The wine has developed into an incredibly smooth full bodied elegant red and I am quite sure that HRH will really enjoy it....... Pictus One is slowly reaching the quality of the fantastic painting adorning the label. ... See MoreSee Less

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We met Prince Harry last evening at a special preview of the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the year. It was an honour to chat with him. The prince has been involved with a number of conservation and social projects in Southern Africa over the years. Recently he has been on the sharp end of war against Rhino terrorists in the Kruger National park. He sets a fine example! The exhibition photos are fantastic. These are the best of the best globally.They will be displayed at the Battery Museum at the Waterfront in Capetown till March and then in Joburg in April. It is an honour to have been invited to sponsor wine for the exhibition. We are pouring again on Tuesday for the guests at the official opening and then on Wild Life Wednesdays through the duration of the exhibition ... See MoreSee Less

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“Longest wild dog dispersal ca.4000km reveals how modified landscapes affect pop connectivity t.co/us62LWCdad t.co/VhwsHUTLzK

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Tonight's One Ingredient seven course special will be paired with the fantastic PAINTED Wolf Wines! As a special treat, wine maker Jeremy will be joining to present the wines. Here is a look at the pairings... 7 Ingredient Menu Canapes (Cheese Menu) Mac n cheese croquettes with lime and garlic mayo Painted Wolf Peloton Blanc 2014 Amuse (Chocolate Menu) Sticky duck bun with orange glazed endive, cinnabon and valrhona chocolate Painted Wolf Peloton Rouge 2011 Third course (Olive Oil Menu) Seared tuna Caesar Painted Wolf Rosalind Pinotage Rose 2015 Fourth course (Egg Menu) Beef flat rib ravioli, wild mushrooms, baby spinach, confit egg Painted Wolf Guillermo Pinotage 2012 Fifth course (Almond Menu) Pan fried hake, bacon and brocoli puree, steamed mussels, watercress with almond and coriander pesto Painted Wolf Roussanne 2012 Main course (Lemon Menu) Karoo lamb, chargrilled baby gem hearts, cumin and aubergine puree, lamb crackling, lemon and black olive crushed Nicola potatoes and spring greens. Painted Wolf Pictus One 2009- magnums Dessert (Bacon Menu) Hot chocolate fondant, blueberry and macadamia meringue, candied bacon and blueberry ice cream. Painted Wolf Chenin Blanc 2011

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Check out this amazing wild dog and elephant interaction. Dogs are such characters with real attitude. Just love them, and of course ellies which are my first love:) ... See MoreSee Less

Nkuhuma lions stalk herd of buffalo, then buffalo show who is boss and the lions seek refuge in tree. Scott presenting and Wium on...

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