Tag: awards

The lighter side of winning

When you enter the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) you are going up against some of the most famous wine brands in the world, so winning any award is extremely gratifying. This year, 275 judges blind tasted 16903 wines from around the world. Here is…

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…

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…

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…

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…