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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Denning season coinciding with this fabulous event ........wishing I was there! For anyone planning a trip to Zimbabwe, Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge is a wonderful destination, situated in the south east of the country, a hop away from Gonarezhou National Park and built with the most magnificent views across the Save river ...... was lucky enough to spend a magical few days there, two years ago. ... See MoreSee Less

At Senuko, the Nyarushanga Pack have recently denned, (discovered by Cain of the African Wildlife Conservation Fund), and I have been delighted with being able to be close to my favourite species, African wild dogs, and to share them with good friends Bronwen and Jerome, Alastair Pole and Neil Birnie, our granddaughters and staff… special sightings indeed…here is one of Al’s photos of a young male dog that I have named Mase, meaning "milk"...gorgeous white splashes! A special time of year! PLUS....Soon we will host a Wine and Wild dog weekend at Chilo Gorge...most exciting ...for more photos and information, see my blog "Of Elephants, Wild Dogs and Full Moons, Good friends, Venus and Jupiter….." wildlifeandwilddogs.wordpress.com/2015/07/01/of-elephants-wild-dogs-and-full-moons-good-friends-v...

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Thanks to everyone who took part in our art auction. We will be contacting you shortly! ... See MoreSee Less

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We are counting down to noon GMT today.... get your last minute sneaky bids in before the cut off time.... ... See MoreSee Less

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auction still on until 30 June at noon GMT - amazing artwork still up for grabs ... See MoreSee Less

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Wild Dogs are fantastic parents, with the entire pack assisting in the raising of the pups. The alpha female gently carries each pup back to the den after a morning snack in Kruger.

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