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Painted Wolf Wines recently opened for tasting and sales at 125 main Road in Paarl. Painted Wolf Wines are a family and friends wine company based in Paarl. Founded in 2007 the company has steadily grown over the years and is now selling its range of wines in 16 countries.
Winemaker Jeremy Borg says “We have been travelling on a wonderful wine adventure over the past 12 years. We set out to develop a wine company which would allow us to fulfil my personal ambition to be a wine maker with a joint goal of Emma and mine to sustainably fund conservation”
Painted Wolf funds the conservation of African Wild Dogs (of which only around 450 remain in SA, making them our rarest and most endangered large mammal). The business has grown from strength to strength and they now make a range of 14 wonderful, delicious eclectic wines. The focus is on proudly South African Chenin Blanc and Pinotage, and on Rhone varietals such as Grenache, Shiraz, Roussanne and Viognier. Over the years approximately 5% of the business turnover has been donated to conservation, a sum of around R2.5 million.
General manager Emma Borg says “ I have been looking for a great space to open a tasting room for a number of years, and when this location at 125 Main Rd popped up, I jumped at it. My friend Lyn and I have designed a wonderful welcoming tasting room- one of the smallest and most intimate tasting experiences in the Cape. I am really proud that we have created such a lovely space to showcase our wines. The icing on the cake was meeting and hiring Claudia Ross as our tasting room manager. Claudia brings a knowledgeable, professional and friendly welcome to our Den”.
Painted Wolf have a small art gallery adjacent to the tasting room displaying and selling work by the artists who have been involved with our labels over the years. As with everything which painted wolf touch, a portion of the proceeds from each piece of art sold will go to conservation.
The building is shared with Sit Café, where one can indulge in an awesome coffee, breakfast or lunch.
The Painted Wolf “Den” is currently open Tuesday to Friday 9am to 5pm and Saturday 10am to 2pm with plans on the near horizon to extend to evening openings starting with the first Wild dog Wednesday on November 28th until 8pm. Wild Dog Wednesday will feature a happy hour with 20% off all wine sales from 6 to 7pm and tapas by SIT café