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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Jeremy and Emma looking forward to this wonderful winemakers dinner in Franschhoek this weekend. ... See MoreSee Less

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This is an unexpected and beautiful mural in downtown Johannesburg. ... See MoreSee Less

'una salus victis nullam sperare salutem' is the title of a new Faith47 mural located on the corner of Fox and Rissik street in Johannesburg. The phrase is from book 2 of Virgil's 'Aeneid', a latin poem written in the Augustan period: 'the one safety for the vanquished is to abandon hope of safety. surrendering to the knowledge that there is no hope, can bring deep courage.' The mural spanning two sides of an old, now-vacant department store, brings movement to the fast-transforming African city centre troubled with urban decay.

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Wonderful ...... and so fortunate to have the support of such talented artists for our Tusk UK fundraiser this year. ... See MoreSee Less

Painted dog pup sculpture time-lapse. Here is the final hour modelling one of three wild dog pup sculptures. I have made them for PAINTED Wolf Wines who will be auctioning them in June in ZSL London Zoo to raise funds for wild dog conservation. More details to follow :) nickmackmansculpture.co.uk/tag/wild-dog

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Visitors to the Kruger National Park, don't forget about this great competition -and your opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to wildlife conservation! Lots of wine waiting to be sent to lucky winners .......! ... See MoreSee Less

Its Easter weekend and almost time to hit the road! If any of our members and supporters are heading to Kruger National Park this weekend please support the Cheetah and Wild Dog photographic census by submitting your photos.

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

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Our condolences to our colleagues at Painted Dog Conservation and friends and family of Greg Gibbard who was murdered at the project's headquarters near Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe earlier this week. A tragic loss for conservation and to all who knew him. ... See MoreSee Less

Dear Members and Friends It comes with great sadness that we need to inform you that one of our founding PDC Inc members and friend, Greg Gibbard, who has been working in Zimbabwe as the Administrator of Painted Dog Conservation for the last few years, was tragically murdered on Tuesday night at the Project headquarters. We have been in communication with his family and close friends during this difficult time; we will advise of any further details as they come to light. Rest in peace our dear friend…. Regards John

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