A home for the pack

Watch this space… The Den tasting room with SIT café at 125 Main Road, Paarl will be opening in 2018

2018

A home for the pack

Watch this space… The Den tasting room with SIT café at 125 Main Road, Paarl will be opening in 2018

2018

A hat trick for Painted Wolf Wines

The Den Pinotage Rosé is a winner in the inaugural Pinotage Rosé Competition held by the Pinotage association. This makes Painted Wolf Wines the first wine producer to win all three competitions run by the association.

October 2017

A hat trick for Painted Wolf Wines

The Den Pinotage Rosé is a winner in the inaugural Pinotage Rosé Competition held by the Pinotage association. This makes Painted Wolf Wines the first wine producer to win all three competitions run by the association.

October 2017

Painted Wolf Wines turns ten

Celebrated by going in search of Wild dogs at Madikwe with Jaci’s Lodge. The Painted Wolf pack spotted all of the big 5,  but the biggest treat was seeing wild dogs trotting through the bush on the last night.

April 2017

Painted Wolf Wines turns ten

Celebrated by going in search of Wild dogs at Madikwe with Jaci’s Lodge. The Painted Wolf pack spotted all of the big 5,  but the biggest treat was seeing wild dogs trotting through the bush on the last night.

April 2017

Two Top 100 wines

Pictus V 2016 and Old Vine Paarl Chenin Blanc 2015  are in the top 100 in the National Wine Challenge 2017

2017

Two Top 100 wines

Pictus V 2016 and Old Vine Paarl Chenin Blanc 2015  are in the top 100 in the National Wine Challenge 2017

2017

A Dinner against Distemper

In one evening about R45 000 was raised for the EWT’s Canine Distemper vaccination programme for wild dogs. The funds were raised through ticket sales, direct donations and an auction of wine as well as items donated by the EWT and label designer, Lori Bentley. Co-sponsors: Chaplins Grill and Chalmar Beef.

November 2016

A Dinner against Distemper

In one evening about R45 000 was raised for the EWT’s Canine Distemper vaccination programme for wild dogs. The funds were raised through ticket sales, direct donations and an auction of wine as well as items donated by the EWT and label designer, Lori Bentley. Co-sponsors: Chaplins Grill and Chalmar Beef.

November 2016

Office on Main

Office moves to 125 Main Road Paarl

2016

Office on Main

Office moves to 125 Main Road Paarl

2016

Wineclub launches

Promoted as: “the alternative wine club for bush lovers, cyclists,
foodies and the odd wild dog!”

 

Oct 2015

Wineclub launches

Promoted as: “the alternative wine club for bush lovers, cyclists,
foodies and the odd wild dog!”

 

Oct 2015

Jeremy - Shortlisted for winemaker of the year

Jeremy is one of four finalists in Diners Club Winemaker of the Year with our 2012 Guillermo Pinotage

2015

Jeremy - Shortlisted for winemaker of the year

Jeremy is one of four finalists in Diners Club Winemaker of the Year with our 2012 Guillermo Pinotage

2015

Cheetah Award Winner

Jeremy receives The Cheetah Award from the EWT.

It is awarded to individuals who have gone beyond the call of duty and extended themselves over a prolonged period of time in support of achieving the Mission of the EWT, which is to conserve threatened species and ecosystems throughout the region to the benefit of all.

2015

Cheetah Award Winner

Jeremy receives The Cheetah Award from the EWT.

It is awarded to individuals who have gone beyond the call of duty and extended themselves over a prolonged period of time in support of achieving the Mission of the EWT, which is to conserve threatened species and ecosystems throughout the region to the benefit of all.

2015

Wild wanderings of a winemaker

Jeremy set out to cycle over 800 miles through the UK, stopping for wine, food and art infused events along the way. He auctioned off artworks and rattled the collecting tin in aid of The Tusk Trust’s 25th anniversary. One of the events was the Tusk Gala dinner at Windsor Castle attended by the HRH Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge and these two famous people.

June/July 2015

Wild wanderings of a winemaker

Jeremy set out to cycle over 800 miles through the UK, stopping for wine, food and art infused events along the way. He auctioned off artworks and rattled the collecting tin in aid of The Tusk Trust’s 25th anniversary. One of the events was the Tusk Gala dinner at Windsor Castle attended by the HRH Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge and these two famous people.

June/July 2015

Carmen joins the pack

Painted Wolf Wines was very lucky the day Carmen Botha agreed to join the pack and work as administrative coordinator. She holds everything together and keeps the pack on track.

1 April 2014

Carmen joins the pack

Painted Wolf Wines was very lucky the day Carmen Botha agreed to join the pack and work as administrative coordinator. She holds everything together and keeps the pack on track.

1 April 2014

Emma travels to Japan for the first time

Emma attended Foodex, Japan. With the help of her school friend Kozue,  she presented Painted Wolf Wines and found a Japanese distributor: Homboshoten. This is the start of the company’s Asian pawprint.

March 2014

Emma travels to Japan for the first time

Emma attended Foodex, Japan. With the help of her school friend Kozue,  she presented Painted Wolf Wines and found a Japanese distributor: Homboshoten. This is the start of the company’s Asian pawprint.

March 2014

Peloton leads the pack

Peloton Rouge 2009 wins ABSA Perold Top 5 Cape blends.

The second Pinotage Association Award to Painted Wolf.

2014

Peloton leads the pack

Peloton Rouge 2009 wins ABSA Perold Top 5 Cape blends.

The second Pinotage Association Award to Painted Wolf.

2014

Guillermo for the win

Guillermo Swartland Pinotage 2010 has a big year, scooping the following: Top 100 Wines of 2013 – (99th place out of 16,000 wines), 91 points in Wine Enthusiast magazine (USA), as well as being Editor’s choice at same publication plus 90 points from Parker and Tanzer

2013

Guillermo for the win

Guillermo Swartland Pinotage 2010 has a big year, scooping the following: Top 100 Wines of 2013 – (99th place out of 16,000 wines), 91 points in Wine Enthusiast magazine (USA), as well as being Editor’s choice at same publication plus 90 points from Parker and Tanzer

2013

First Pinotage Association Award

Guillermo Swartland Pinotage 2009 is awarded top 10 in the ABSA Perold Top 10 Pinotage Competition.

2012

First Pinotage Association Award

Guillermo Swartland Pinotage 2009 is awarded top 10 in the ABSA Perold Top 10 Pinotage Competition.

2012

Wheels for wild dogs

Jeremy decides to combine his enthusiasm for cycling with his love of wild dogs and launches Pedals 4 Paws cycling adventures with routes through remaining wild dog territory. The first fundraising ride stretches from Madikwe to Tuli.

Pictured: Jeremy and son, Oliver, at the Madikwe gates.

2012

Wheels for wild dogs

Jeremy decides to combine his enthusiasm for cycling with his love of wild dogs and launches Pedals 4 Paws cycling adventures with routes through remaining wild dog territory. The first fundraising ride stretches from Madikwe to Tuli.

Pictured: Jeremy and son, Oliver, at the Madikwe gates.

2012

A classic wine

Roussanne 2011 was the top niche wine in Classic Wine SA

2012

A classic wine

Roussanne 2011 was the top niche wine in Classic Wine SA

2012

More silverware

Another noteworthy award: Black Pack 2009 Shiraz wins the BA/Comair Shiraz Trophy at the Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show.

2012

More silverware

Another noteworthy award: Black Pack 2009 Shiraz wins the BA/Comair Shiraz Trophy at the Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show.

2012

High praise for The Den Chenin Blanc

The Den Chenin blanc 2009 makes Oz Clarke’s 250 best wines list. In the same year, the den range label was redesigned. The result is a more relaxed and lighthearted design based on some lively ink drawings by Jenny Metelerkamp.

Pictured: the original den label alongside the new label.

2011

High praise for The Den Chenin Blanc

The Den Chenin blanc 2009 makes Oz Clarke’s 250 best wines list. In the same year, the den range label was redesigned. The result is a more relaxed and lighthearted design based on some lively ink drawings by Jenny Metelerkamp.

Pictured: the original den label alongside the new label.

2011

Lori joins the pack

Jeremy and Emma asked designer Lori Bentley to join the pack. She comes up with some completely off the wall concepts from time to time.

2011

Lori joins the pack

Jeremy and Emma asked designer Lori Bentley to join the pack. She comes up with some completely off the wall concepts from time to time.

2011

Top class wine

Lekanyane Cape Hunting Blend 2009 is selected to be served on SAA flights to their business class customers.

2011

Top class wine

Lekanyane Cape Hunting Blend 2009 is selected to be served on SAA flights to their business class customers.

2011

Leeuwenkuil Family Vineyards

Painted Wolf Wines’ association with Leeuwenkuil Family Vineyards begins.

2011

Leeuwenkuil Family Vineyards

Painted Wolf Wines’ association with Leeuwenkuil Family Vineyards begins.

2011

EWT relationship starts

Donations to EWT (Endangered Wildlife Trust) begin

2010

EWT relationship starts

Donations to EWT (Endangered Wildlife Trust) begin

2010

Amanda joins the pack

After years of unofficially promoting our wines in Johannesburg, Amanda Irving, Jeremy’s sister, officially joins the pack as  Gauteng coordinator and wandering wine ambassador.

Pictured: Jeremy and Amanda at a wine show

2010

Amanda joins the pack

After years of unofficially promoting our wines in Johannesburg, Amanda Irving, Jeremy’s sister, officially joins the pack as  Gauteng coordinator and wandering wine ambassador.

Pictured: Jeremy and Amanda at a wine show

2010

TUSK relationship started

First donation to TUSK

2009

TUSK relationship started

First donation to TUSK

2009

A South African Wolf in London

First export order was shipped to the UK

2008

A South African Wolf in London

First export order was shipped to the UK

2008

Our first silverware!

This is the first of many awards: a silver medal in the Swiss Air International Awards, for the 2007 Pinotage. This wine went on to collect 90 points from the Wine Enthusiast as well.

2008

Our first silverware!

This is the first of many awards: a silver medal in the Swiss Air International Awards, for the 2007 Pinotage. This wine went on to collect 90 points from the Wine Enthusiast as well.

2008

Carl Warburg joins the pack

Carl became a company shareholder and built the first Painted Wolf Wines website. He has been a strong advocate for the direction the company has taken in the digital space and is the brains behind the current “wine, wanderings and wilddogs” focus.

2008

Carl Warburg joins the pack

Carl became a company shareholder and built the first Painted Wolf Wines website. He has been a strong advocate for the direction the company has taken in the digital space and is the brains behind the current “wine, wanderings and wilddogs” focus.

2008

BPCT relationship commenced

Jeremy and Emma visited Botswana and began donations to the BPCT (Botswana Predator Conservation Trust) from sales of Painted Wolf Wine.

2008

BPCT relationship commenced

Jeremy and Emma visited Botswana and began donations to the BPCT (Botswana Predator Conservation Trust) from sales of Painted Wolf Wine.

2008

First vintage released

Painted Wolf Wines released its first vintage, a Pinotage and a Cape blend

2007

First vintage released

Painted Wolf Wines released its first vintage, a Pinotage and a Cape blend

2007

First pack members join

The formation of the company, with the first pack members Billy Hughes, Paul Kempton Jones, Mark Gray & Quinta do Portal

2007

First pack members join

The formation of the company, with the first pack members Billy Hughes, Paul Kempton Jones, Mark Gray & Quinta do Portal

2007

Painted Wolf Wines is born

Trademark registered for Painted Wolf Wines

Pictured: Jenny Metelerkamp’s working drawings of wild dogs for the Painted Wolf Wines logo.

2006

Painted Wolf Wines is born

Trademark registered for Painted Wolf Wines

Pictured: Jenny Metelerkamp’s working drawings of wild dogs for the Painted Wolf Wines logo.

2006

A humble start

Seven friends provide £13,000 seed capital. The search began for a suitable conservation project to align with the company.

2006

A humble start

Seven friends provide £13,000 seed capital. The search began for a suitable conservation project to align with the company.

2006

First wine produced

Jeremy and Emma produce a small amount of Borg Family Shiraz 2005

2005

First wine produced

Jeremy and Emma produce a small amount of Borg Family Shiraz 2005

2005

Early days in Paarl

During the seven inspirational years, working with Charles Back at Fairview,  Jeremy self-funded his post grad degree in wine business at Adelaide University. Emma pursued her photography and the family expanded.

1998

Early days in Paarl

During the seven inspirational years, working with Charles Back at Fairview,  Jeremy self-funded his post grad degree in wine business at Adelaide University. Emma pursued her photography and the family expanded.

1998

Wedding day

Jeremy and Emma get married under an acacia tree in Savuti.

Shortly after, they moved to Paarl, South Africa. Upon leaving, they were determined to find a way to give back to the African bush in some meaningful way.

December 1995

Wedding day

Jeremy and Emma get married under an acacia tree in Savuti.

Shortly after, they moved to Paarl, South Africa. Upon leaving, they were determined to find a way to give back to the African bush in some meaningful way.

December 1995

When Jeremy met Emma

In February 1994, Jeremy visited his family in South Africa. His sister, Amanda was working as a wildlife film maker and had met Emma at Lloyd’s Camp. She knew that the camp was looking for a cook and had volunteered his services. He was interviewed by Emma, who recommended him for the job.

Pictured: Jeremy prepping a food spread in the boma while Emma looks on.

February 1994

When Jeremy met Emma

In February 1994, Jeremy visited his family in South Africa. His sister, Amanda was working as a wildlife film maker and had met Emma at Lloyd’s Camp. She knew that the camp was looking for a cook and had volunteered his services. He was interviewed by Emma, who recommended him for the job.

Pictured: Jeremy prepping a food spread in the boma while Emma looks on.

February 1994