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Dinner for the dogs

Many people are astonished to hear that there are fewer than 450 African wild dogs left in South Africa today.  The Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) recognised the plight of this species back in 1997 and began a multi-faceted programme to attempt to increase their numbers.  They have had a number of great successes including translocations […]

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Emma’s report from Zambia

Here I am at last, sitting on the banks of the Luangwa River at Flatdogs Camp, watching the hippos frolic in the water through the tall grass, and admiring the thick forest vegetation on the opposite bank stretching as far as the eye can see in both directions. It has taken me years to get […]

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The Wild Dogs in and around Kruger – an update from the field

Grant Beverley from The Endangered Wildlife Trust sent us his update from the field, including feedback from the census we sponsored: “After another constructive meeting with SANParks and the State Vet services a project proposal will be submitted to continue monitoring of Wild Dogs within Kruger National Park. This will be to assist with the […]

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9 things we are thankful for on our ninth birthday

As it’s our birthday month and we are nine years old, we thought it would be apt to look back at nine aspects of our company that sum it all up. Beginnings: Painted Wolf Wines was founded by Jeremy and Emma on 4th April 2007. We made our very first vintage in 2007, in a […]

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2015 review and February events

We are trying to find a bit of breathing space in the busy beginning of this year, to reflect on an amazing 2015. Last year, Jeremy and Emma divided the globe into West and East respectively.  Jeremy visited customers in the USA and then went to the UK for his three week cycle trip from […]

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Wildlife Photographer of the Year

We are thrilled to be sponsors of the South African arm of this international event. I am sure a lot of you have seen the photos on facebook, of HRH Prince Harry, visiting the exhibition and chatting to Emma and  then Jeremy. He walked away with three magnums of Pictus I, and an idea of […]

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Roussanne and wild dogs

Our Roussanne won a silver medal that the Old Mutual Trophy Wine Awards 2015. Jeremy has used this grape as a fantastic addition to our white blends, a traditional use for this particular varietal, but has also ventured into presenting it as a single varietal, which is less common.  Roussanne as a single varietal is […]

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Wine & Wild dog weekend at Chilo Lodge, Zimbabwe

If you are looking for a taste of wild and remote pristine wilderness, look no further! You have to go to Gonarezhou! You may well wonder why hold a ‘Wine and wild dog weekend’ – well, it all started with the maiden vintage of our flagship wine, Pictus 2009, needing a stunning piece of artwork for […]

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The wobbly wanderings of a wine maker (with wild dogs)

Jeremy had a fantastic trip to the UK. His experiences ranged from the very grand Tusk Dinner at Windsor Castle in the presence of Tusk patron HRH Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, to grimly cycling on and on, in cold and clammy conditions. The grimmest day being the last haul to Edinburgh when none of […]

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London Wine Fair and beyond

It’s been a busy week for Jeremy. He temporarily hung up his cycling gear and swapped pedalling bikes for  peddling  Painted Wolf at the London Wine Fair. Three days of talking and tasting with North South Wines, our UK distributor. The evenings were taken up with a delightful get together with wildlife vets international and […]

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