Guillermo Swartland Pinotage 2014 launch

Painted Wolf Wine’s delicious Guillermo Pinotage 2013 is almost sold out. The winery will be launching its Guillermo Pinotage 2014 at Prowein 2018 which takes place in Dusseldorf from 18-20 March 2018. Painted Wolf Wines will be exhibiting  as part of the Wines of South Africa Pavilion.

They have been producing this wine since they started the company, making it a strong part of the history and soul of the company. It is arguably their most successful and iconic wine.

Why does our very South African wine have a Spanish name?

Painted Wolf Wine’s business is based on relationships, like a wild dog pack. The company is based on the philosophy that the strength of the pack is in the strength of each member. One of the first investors was Argentinian born Billy (Guillermo) Hughes who grows excellent organic grapes on his farm Kasteelsig in the Swartland. ‘Guillermo’ Pinotage is made from his grapes and bears his name.

Over vintages, ‘Guillermo’ Pinotage has received many awards and accolades.

Here are a few of the best:

‘Guillermo’ Swartland Pinotage 2013

  • 90 points – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
  • Double Gold – National Wine Challenge/Top 100 wines 2017
  • Gold – Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2017

‘Guillermo’ Pinotage 2012

  • Finalist Diners Club Winemaker of the Year 2015
  • 89 points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

‘Guillermo’ Pinotage 2011

  • Silver medal –  International Wine Challenge 2014
  • 89 points – Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 ‘Guillermo’ Pinotage 2010

  • Top 100 Wines of 2013 - Wine Enthusiast USA - 91 points & Editor’s choice
  • 90 points – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

 ‘Guillermo’ Pinotage 2009

  • Winner – ABSA Top 10 Pinotage Competition 2012

It will be interesting to see how this new vintage shapes up to its illustrious predecessors.