Our year kicked off to a sociable start when Jeremy flew off to London in February to take part in Ehrmanns  inaugural portfolio tasting event. Here Jeremy introduced our pack of palatable potations to UK wine buyers. It was so successful, they are doing it again this year.

In June we travelled up to Zimbabwe to do a Pedals4Paws ride from Mana Pools to Gonarezhou, meeting up with conservationists, educators and school children to spread the word about Wild Dog conservation. We were so touched to see the wonderful artwork based on our Pedals4Paws logo, created by the children. What a wonderful celebration. To see all the photos – click here. For more information about future rides, email Jeremy

September saw Jeremy back in London to attend the inaugural Tusk Trust Conservation Awards supported by Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge. To our delight, Clive Stockil of the Save Conservancy in Zimbabwe won the award. Painted Wolf Wines were served at the American Express Conservation Lecture given by Clive at the Royal Geographic Society. Clive talked about his mission to integrate the poorest communities and the wildlife that lives around them; to stop poaching and promote education, conservation, and wildlife tourism. Clive’s partner, Lin Barrie exhibited her artwork and a fine time was had by all. For more information and photographs, click here.

In October,  Jeremy popped-up in London again for a pop-up event organised by Ehrmanns. This is what they said about it:

“Winemaker extraordinaire Jeremy Borg returned to his chef days and hosted a pop up restaurant for customers and general public in October. The truly unique evening saw Jeremy showcase his wines alongside a host of delicious South African inspired dishes.

The evening was complimented by an auction of 5 lots to raise money for the Botswana Predator Conservation Trust and Painted Dog Conservation, and raised £1700 on the evening. Lots included two stunning painting – one by Ros Kock – of Painted Wolf Rosalind Pinotage Rose, featuring an African Wild Dog painted in red wine, and another by the especially talented Lin Barrie.”

On the menu:

  1. Amuse- Bouche: Chicken bunny chow- a mini spiced bread rolls hollowed out and filled with a Durban style chicken curry. Served with Rosalind Dry Pinotage Rose 2013
  2. Cape Malay Cerviche- fish cured with lime juice, saffron, ginger, chilli, shallots, coriander, raisins and toasted almonds and a white muscat jelly. Served with Lekanyane Cape Hunting White 2010
  3. Squid stuffed with braised oxtail on a rich redwine jus with squash, sweet potato mash, and spicy butter beans. Served with Madach Cape Hunting Red 2009
  4. Lamb bobotie – a rich lamb bobotie served with an aubergine and date biriyani, and tomato and onion sambal. Served with Guillermo Pinotage
  5. Old fashioned Cape Trifle – Fresh seasonal fruit, sherry infused sponge, cardamon custard and whipped cream. Served with the Black Pack Chenin Blanc 2011

We look forward to more portfolios, people, pop-ups, pedaling and palate painting in 2014. Join us!