Author: Lori

Dogged pursuits in KZN – new ranges

The Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) in collaboration with its partners, released a pack of five African Wild Dogs onto Somkhanda Game Reserve in northern KwaZulu-Natal on Saturday 29 November 2014. Northern KZN is a Wild Dog conservation stronghold. The pack comprised two males originating from…

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…

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…

Twelve reasons to ride the Tour de Tuli

TWELVE bottles of our award winning and frankly delicious wine available to Tour de Tuli participants for a fabulous price. R100 from each box sold will be donated to Children in the Wilderness as well as our usual donation to the Endangered Wildlife Trust. Wines…

Harvesting in a heatwave

On the umpteenth day of the heat wave in the Cape this label designing/blogging “Vaalie” tagged along with Jeremy Borg to find out first-hand the process of wine making from the vine to the bottle. The day got off to a rocky start with a…

Busy days – harvest 2013

We got through the last week-end of January without any mishaps. The cooling is working properly. Our Pinotage was cooled down from 26 degrees, the temperature the grapes arrived from the vineyard,  to about 17 C – just cool enough for the yeast to lag…

Harvest 2013

After a fabulous growing season, we are delighted to report that the harvest will begin today – Friday 25 January! The team in the Cape have been hard at work preparing for this very busy season. Yesterday, winemaker Jeremy Borg took a stroll through the…

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…