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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 Den Pinotage 2014 and the Den Shiraz 2014. Consistent performer, “Guillermo” […]

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Roussanne and reds – Old Mutual Wine Trophy results

This time of year is always interesting. Having submitted our wines for judging, we wait impatiently for the results of the Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show. The only inkling that we get is the heads-up notification to be ready to take part in the public tastings and which wines to bring. There is no indication of […]

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National Wine Challenge/Top 100 SA wines 2016

We are thrilled to announce that nine of our wines won awards at the National Wine Challenge/Top 100 SA wines 2016. This is fantastically appropriate for our ninth birthday month, so there is much celebration at the den. Double Gold Winners were mainly whites with one standout red: Pictus III: A rich full bodied blend […]

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Our first Painted Wolf Wines Club offer

Have special offers for our wine club means we can break our own rules. One of the terms and conditions is that wine club members must order wine by the case (six bottles) with no mixed cases, and that they get a discount on a minimum of 12 bottles. We have however, mixed it up […]

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Veritas medal winners 2015

Tasting Veritas gold and other adventures in wine

We are thrilled to announce that we have been awarded 9 medals in total at this year’s Veritas awards. Gold: “Penny” Swartland Viognier 2014 Silver: The Den Chenin Blanc 2015, Pictus II 2010 Bronze: The Den Cabernet Sauvignon 2013; Peloton Rouge 2012; Black Pack Shiraz 2010 (all still available); Paarl Rousanne 2014; “Guillermo” Swartland Pinotage […]

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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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Peleton 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 was the highest rated wine from 41 entries this year. […]

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Tracking the pack in September

Jeremy and Emma will be racking up the air miles this month as they buzz around the globe, spreading Painted Wolf Wine love. But before they rush off, they have a special event to attend. The prize-giving function for the Absa Perold Cape Blend Award 2014 is happening on Friday. Here is the full list […]

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International Wine Challenge 2014 - Award Winners

Six of the best – no punishment in these palate pleasers

We are pleased to report that out of the six wines entered into the International Wine Challenge for 2014, all six were awarded medals. No gold medals were awarded for any Pinotage or dry Chenin Blanc from South Africa, so getting silvers for our Guillermo Pinotage and The Den Chenin Blanc was very satisfying. Out […]

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A Pinotage of Distinction

“Guillermo” Pinotage 2010 was recently awarded an impressive 90 points out of 100 by the highly respected US publication,  Wine Advocate. Reviewer,  Neal Martin wrote “The 2010 Guillermo Pinotage from Swartland is blended with 10% Merlot and 4% Grenache. It shows impressive purity on the nose with scents of macerated dark cherries, wild strawberry and […]

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