Category: wine

Unusual wines in the cellar

Anyone who knows Jeremy, knows that he likes creating wines that are not run of the mill – Viognier, Roussanne, and Grenache are good examples. When offered a few tons of unusual grapes, he is unlikely to say no. This past week, he took delivery…

Launching Guillermo Swartland Pinotage 2014

Our Swartland Pinotage ‘Guillermo’ 2013, with its velvety ripe blueberry, mulberry, exotic spice and creamy vanilla flavours is almost sold out. We are proud to announce that we will be launching Guillermo Swartland Pinotage 2014 at Prowein. We invite you to come and taste it…

Wine, woman power and singing praises

Wine Last week, the team had rather a hectic week. The amazing Mourvèdre and Shiraz grapes growing at Kasteelsig vineyard in the Swartland were ripe and ready to be made into intense flavourful wine. At the same time, Jeremy had to be up in Jo’burg…

Vote for beauty

For the third year in a row, Painted Wolf Wines have stepped up as sponsors of Nature’s Best Photography Africa. This exhibition of spectacular photographs is on at the Iziko South Africa museum until March 4, 2018. There are so many reasons we are happy…

In the pink

Rosé wine is one of the fastest growing categories in the wine world. Between 2007 and 2014, rosé wine sales in South Africa trebled. The Rosé Rocks competition started 3 years ago, and last year our 2016 Den Pinotage Rosé was in the Top 11…

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. …

Painting the town red (and silver)

A handful of our reds were winners at the recent International Wine and Spirit Awards. Peloton Rouge 2013 (a predominantly Shiraz and Pinotage Cape Blend) won a Silver Outstanding in the Category: Syrah Dominated Red Blends. The other two Silver Outstanding awards went to the…

Roussanne and wild dogs

Our Black Pack 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…

Peloton Rouge 2009 leads the pack

There is nothing like starting the Spring off on a high note by winning a competition which is exactly what happened this past Friday afternoon. We are truly delighted to be a winner at the 2014 Perold Absa Cape Blend Competition. Painted Wolf Peloton 2009…