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 "Emma’s report from Zambia" (6 days, 17 hours, and 49 minutes ago)S5

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We are once again sponsors of the Nature's Best Photography Exhibition. If you are in the area this weekend, toddle on down to the IZIKO South Africa Museum on Queen Victoria Street in Cape Town for some beautiful imagery from some of the world's best photographers. ... See MoreSee Less

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

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This adorable video is a bit like Monday: You struggle to get going, but there are loads of possibilities out there...

And it provides a bit of entertainment while you are waiting for those possibilities to wobble up and nudge you with a wet nose. Enjoy the week everyone.
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PUPPIES! Just look at them all :)

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We are so looking forward to this event. Please email us or Chilo if you are keen to attend ... See MoreSee Less

A Weekend of Wine & Wild Dogs!! Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge is delighted to launch our 2016 dates as per the attached flyer. We look forward to hosting you and sharing a weekend of Wine (Painted Wolf & Local Palm Wine), Wild Dogs and authentic Wilderness. In July 2015, Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge joined forces with Painted Wolf Wines & African Wildlife Conservation Fund and hosted a wonderful Weekend of Wine & Wild Dogs. An extract from Emma Borg (Painted Wolf Wines) blog from 2015: 'The weekend was filled with: informal wine tastings by Jeremy, and much drinking and enjoying of our Painted Wolf Wines; insights into the seven years Dr Rosemary Groom has spent with AWCF in the area, ably assisted by Jess Watermeyer, with particular focus on African wild dogs of course; experiences within the Mahenye village community, including harvesting and sampling palm wine, and plenty of game drive time, soaking in the magic of Gonarezhou…' www.paintedwolfwines.com/2015/08/17/wine-wild-dog-weekend-at-chilo-lodge-zimbabwe/ Please do not hesitate to contact Keitha in our Reservations Department (info@chilogorge.com) for additional information.

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It's Friday! So we thought you would enjoy taking a gander at this flock of more than 1,000 ducks. But they're not just cute - they're actually wine farm workers helping to cultivate the vineyards at Vergenoegd Wine Estate near Stellenbosch. Read more here: ewn.co.za/2016/05/19/Vergenoegd-ducks-control-pests

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Puppy love 💕 ... See MoreSee Less

Wild dog love

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Kruger visitors...... ... See MoreSee Less

Note URGENT request from Grant Beverley

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Bush, wine and wild dog loving cyclists, this is for you! Drop us an email for more information. ... See MoreSee Less

DO IT FOR THE DOGS! PAINTED Wolf Wines and Detour Trails will host the first Rare Carnivore Ride- a fun and informative week-end of cycling, conservation activities and wine! The Rare carnivore ride will take place at Somkhanda Game Reserve in KZN, South Africa, from the 16th to 18th September 2016. The ride is open to 40 entrants. If you are interested in participating in this unique opportunity to ride in Wild dog Country and contribute to the conservation of Wild Dogs please send a mail to wines@paintedwolfwines.com or to jeremy@paintedwolfwines.com.

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