Tasting Room

Coming soon – a brand new tasting room at 125 Main Road, Paarl

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 "Dinner for the dogs" (154 days, 15 hours, and 16 minutes ago)S5

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What were you doing this weekend in Cape Town??? Now you know - you are coming to see us ... See MoreSee Less

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We were delighted to donate a few bottles of wine for the launch function of Johannesburg's first veterinary practice dedicated to the treatment of urban wildlife. ... See MoreSee Less

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Day one of the show. Come along and visit our magnificent wine bar and pick up a bottle or two at our Stand H57 ... See MoreSee Less

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We have brand new Sauvignon Blanc 2016 about to lauch - order yours now - email: wines@paintedwolfwines.com
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WILD DOGS CHASE LEOPARD UP TREE (THREE TIMES) While on a visit to Okonjima (in Namibia and part of Africat) we went on several guided drives. In Okonojima many of the animals are collared, but not all are (thankfully) they have two dogs in this reserve, one of whom (jogi) has a collar. The guide had picked up the signal for Jogi and we went to one of the dams within the reserve where he hoped to find him. Upon arriving at the dam the dogs took off and I started shooting from the moving vehicle. Sherry shouted Leopard which I didn't initially see, but did get in the photo frame. A very pleasant surprise. The leopard it appeared had been watching the dogs from the dam wall, but on our arrival lifted his head was seen by the dogs and the rest is history. Three times while we were there the dogs chased this large male up three different trees. They would get tired of jumping and barking and start to walk away, the cat would come down and it was off to the races again. Please forgive the photo quality as we were shooting on the move and into the sun (I'll think up some more excuses later). Bottom line though is that you can see a large leopard being treed three times by two smallish dogs. I doubt we will ever see anything like this again so we hope you enjoy viewing them as much as we did taking them. As an aside, this was an unknown leopard and surprised our guide also. For the full gallery of pictures shot of the incident, please click on the link below: LINK: www.bobswildlifephotos.com/Wild-dogs-and-Leopard/

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Check this magnificent organic mourvedre draining through my little press ... See MoreSee Less

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I had quite a challenge to empty the 600 litre fermenting egg today. Most of the bunches of pinotage were still whole. I basically emptied the whole tank by hand. The juice is very soft. After 6 weeks fermenting I was surprised to find that the wine was still not dry.
We also began to empty this tank of mourvedre. It so spicy and concentrated. Very excited about this. It looks like a new Pictus.
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I forgot to tell you about this fantastic Mourvedre. For those of you not familiar with the grape it is a Southern French and Spanish grape distinguished by its ability to produce savoury long lasting wines. These are the best Mourvedre grapes I have ever seen. I have worked with these grapes for 10 vintages now and these are the best. The wine has fermented dry now and we will press towards the end of the week I think ... See MoreSee Less

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