Jemma is our old 1979 Land rover, the sort which captures the romance of adventure in the African bush. She is also very much a symbol for much of what the Painted Wolf wine adventure is all about. Emma already owned the Landy when I met her in early 1993, and the vehicle was to […]
If you have a bottle of Painted Wolf on hand, have a look at the back label, and among all the information printed there, you’ll see a distinctive red paw print and the words “in support of ENDANGERED WILDLIFE TRUST protecting forever, together” We are proud of this acknowledgement of our relationship with the EWT
A story from the WWDI Project Coordinator: The Waterberg Wild Dog Initiative (WWDI) needs handheld radios to enable communications during field operations. African wild dogs freely range through a mountainous, rugged region of the Waterberg, Limpopo, usually in areas with limited cell network coverage. Compounded by the regular load shedding periods, the lack of a
Since the 1990s, researchers from the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) have been monitoring reports of wild dogs roaming the Waterberg area of Limpopo province. Camera traps were installed and provided proof that a population of wild dogs was in the area despite busy roads and many other human pressures. In 2019, Reilly Mooney, an American
At Painted Wolf Wines we are celebrating ten years of supporting the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT’s) Wild Dog Range Expansion Project, which aims to reverse the decline of Painted Wolves (African wild dogs) by actively increasing their populations and range throughout southern Africa. Learn more about the project from the EWT’s Cole du Plessis here.
We have had such an amazing start to the awards season this year, with four of our white wines scooping early medals. First up is our celebrated Lightning Sauvignon Blanc 2020, which came home from the Concours Mondial du Sauvignon with a gold medal. This Walker Bay wine is the first premium Sauvignon Blanc in the
At the beginning of every year Jeremy pencils into our shared calendar what will happen where and when during harvest, and this year was no different. With a slightly more complicated model than most, we make wine in three geographically spread-out locations, and harvest grapes from several far-flung vineyards. Meticulous planning is therefore of paramount importance! However,
At Painted Wolf Wines the two components of our name receive an equal share of our attention – we make delicious wines in order to raise money for African wild dog (painted wolf) conservation. And against all the odds, thanks to our enthusiastically conservation- and wine-focused customers, what a year it has been for our
At Painted Wolf Wines we always marvel at the way in which African wild dogs work together and support each other for the good of the pack. Ever since we started on our winemaking journey, we have taken inspiration from these animals that are at the heart of everything we do. This is why, when it comes
Painted Wolf Wines has everything in place to deliver wine to you as soon as we are allowed. Our generous offers (below) are available until 31st May 2020 so time is of the essence! With the absence of tourists and the revenue they bring to conservation areas, it is vital that anti-snare campaigns and other
With the unprecedented situation facing us across the world, at Painted Wolf Wines we are taking inspiration from our mantra “Remarkably persistent, persistently remarkable”, as we focus on keeping our business alive while doing everything we can to help flatten the curve. The success of a pack of painted wolves relies on a strong sense
As always, the pack at Painted Wolf Wines is constantly on the move, spreading the word on wine and wild dogs. Expanding our paw print Jeremy and Amanda have been busy spreading the word, in Johannesburg, KZN, and across the Cape. We have been delighted to sponsor wine for a number of events supporting causes
When most people hear the words African wildlife conservation, they are most likely to think of rhinos, elephants and lions. This is mainly because the conservation conversations in the last few years have revolved around the appetite for wildlife products in Asia and the poverty that originally drove poachers to kill these species for gain.
Our pack have been on the move almost constantly since April. Jeremy meandered around KZN, Jo’burg and the Lowveld, while Emma explored new areas of Zambia and caught up with all the travel professionals at Indaba, World Travel Market Africa and We Are Africa. In June we supported the Pangolin Working Group with their fund