In February 1994, Jeremy visited his family in South Africa. His sister, Amanda was working as a wildlife film maker and had met Emma at Lloyd’s Camp. She knew that the camp was looking for a cook and had volunteered his services. He was interviewed by Emma, who recommended him for the job.
During the seven inspirational years, working with Charles Back at Fairview, Jeremy self-funded his post grad degree in wine business at Adelaide University. Emma pursued her photography and the family expanded.
Now making wine of their own since 2005 they just haven’t had the time to look back!
These guys are keen conservationists and work with organisations such as TUSK, and the Endangered Wildlife Trust with a percentage of the takings on the wines going to such causes.
Penny Viognier is named in memory of their late dear friend Penny Hughes. It is a rare wine, made in limited quantities and only once every few years.
Billy and Penny Hughes were among the first supporters of their dream to make beautiful wine and support wildlife conservation, trading grapes from their Kasteelsig vineyard for a share in Painted Wolf. Penny was part of the management team in the early days of Painted Wolf and her support, business experience and sensitivity helped them to develop and refine their ethos.
Viognier grapes were sourced from a single mountain side block in the Breedekloof. It is one of the highest sites in the cape with vines at 700 metres above sea level.
It was fermented in tank and barrel with around 20% of the wine being barrel fermented in 500 litre French barrels new and neutral. Only natural yeast has been used to ferment these grapes.
4600 bottles produced.
Painted Wolf ‘Penny’ Viognier from Swartland South Africa is a beautiful harmonious wine with a powerful exotic bouquet of lime and stone fruit and spicy wood with a long balanced finish. Pairs well with mild Indian curries like korma and tikka masala. It is wonderful with roast pork with a mustard and apple sauce, dry wok chicken or a creamy seafood dishes. Viognier is a great partner to washed rind cheese