On 22nd May, we will be hosting Jeremy Borg – The vintner from the Painted Dog vineyard in South Africa – for an evening of wine tasting. Tickets are £20 per person, with limited space (so be sure to secure your seat to avoid disappointment).
Jeremy will talk us through his five wines, and the project behind Painted Dog, whilst you taste them. The chefs at Made By Bob will be pairing the wines with some beautiful charcuterie from Cannon & Cannon in London, alongside a few cheese platters here and there.
To book please call MBB or pop in – Payment taken on booking.
Jeremy Borg produces boutique wines with a distinctive South African feel, and to that end focus largely on wines crafted from Chenin Blanc and Pinotage – the two bench mark South African grape varieties. The grapes are sourced from their pack members’ vineyards, which are low yielding, mostly unirrigated and farmed organically or with minimal non organic inputs.
The “Painted Wolf” (Lycaon Pictus), also known as the African Wild Dog or Painted Dog , is one of Africa’s most fascinating and highly endangered mammals. They have a highly co-operative family social structure and are extremely persistent and effective hunters. They are Jeremy’s inspiration. Painted Wolf Wines support the conservation of this intriguing and beautiful animal with a contribution from every bottle of wine sold and through their relationships with respected organizations such as the Tusk Trust.www.tusk.org
With only 450 wild dogs remaining in South Africa, and 4500 in the whole of Africa, they are Africa’s most endangered large mammal. Habitat loss and persecution have driven the dogs into isolated pockets of land. Painted Wolf Wines is dedicated to help prevent the steady slide of the Painted Wolf into extinction. The company took inspiration from the pack dynamics of the Painted Wolf and works along similar lines, drawing together a diverse group of talented individuals who come together to advise, engage with or contribute to the company.
Painted Wolf The Den Rosé 2018, Paarl
A beautifully elegant dry rosé with delicate summer fruit and cranberry flavours. Unusually complex for a rosé with a persistent finish.
Painted Wolf The Den Chenin Blanc 2017, Swartland
A fresh and vibrant Chenin with a creamy texture. Notes of apples, pears and lemon with a long layered finish.
Painted Wolf The Den Pinotage 2015, Coastal Region
A fruit-packed Pinotage with deep red and black berry fruits and a hint of toasty oak. Fine bright tannins with a long fresh finish.
Painted Wolf Madach 2014, Coastal Region
A vibrant cape blend of Pinotage, Shiraz, Merlot, Grenache and Mourvedre. A herby nose with black pepper spice. Full bodied with warm rich fruits of the forest flavours.
Painted Wolf Pictus III 2011, Swartland
Each vintage of Pictus is made with meticulous care and blended from their favourite wines of the vintage then labelled with a different piece of artwork. Production is limited to 5000 bottles – one for each of the roughly 5000 rare and endangered Painted Wolves remaining in scattered groups throughout sub-Saharan Africa.
Pictus III is a full-bodied yet elegant blend of Shiraz, Mourvedre and Grenache. A rich full bodied wine which combines charm with power, red berry and spicy with a long satisfying finish.