PAINTED WOLF WINES WINS TOP TROPHY AT 2019 OLD MUTUAL WINE SHOW
PAARL – Painted Wolf Wines took top honours at the 2019 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show on Tuesday June 4 2019. Out of the 956 wines from 206 producers, Painted Wolf Wines was awarded trophies for the Top Niche White for The Pack Roussanne 2018 and for the Top Niche Red for Black Pack Mourvedre 2017. With the top two niche wines in the competition and ten medals for other wines, Painted Wolf Wines had an unassailable lead in the race to win the coveted Trophy for Most Successful Producer Overall, which was presented to very proud winemaker, Jeremy Borg.
In their media release, the organisers of the Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show recognised Painted Wolf Wines previous wins and celebrated this year’s stellar performance: “The top producer for 2019 –Painted Wolf Wines –had previously won a trophy (in 2012) and a gold medal (in 2017), its success this year took the industry by storm. “
Winemaker and company founder, Jeremy Borg is over the moon: “This is an amazing achievement, to be judged by such an experienced panel to be the top producer at this year’s show. Painted Wolf now joins a list of some of the most lauded local wine producers. Twelve years ago we set out with a strong vision and burning desire to produce exciting, characterful wines and to utilise revenue from sales to sustainably fund the conservation of a rambunctious and highly endangered carnivore . I would like to thank all our friends in the industry who have provided grapes, bulk wine, cellar space and counsel, and our incredible staff who have made all of this possible. I would also like to congratulate all of the other trophy winners with whom we were honoured to share the podium.”
Earlier this year Painted Wolf Wines received Double Platinum/Top100 at the National Wine Challenge/Top 100 2019 for The Pack Guillermo Pinotage 2017 and The Pack Syrah 2017; and Silver at the Decanter World Wine Awards for Pictus VI 2017 and Pictus VII 2018. In March, winemaker, Jeremy Borg was one of four innovative South African winemakers featured in a Forbes Magazine article with a companion article rating Guillermo Pinotage as “Superlative Value” and “Definitely a statement of Pinotage as South African individuality”. Pic Daryl Bafour)
Like a pack of painted wolves, persistence has paid off in Painted Wolf Wines’ hunt for success.