2023 Painted Wolf Teardrop Viognier

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2023 Painted Wolf Teardrop Viognier

Named for one of the African Wild Dogs the Painted Wolf team work so hard to protect, Teardrop is a delightful viognier from cool, high-lying vineyards where longer hang-time brings finesse with ripeness.

Tasting Notes


An exotic bouquet and alluring flavours of ripe peach, jasmine tea, and vanilla cream. This Viognier has lots of flavour and a long, poised finish

 2022 Painted Wolf Teardrop Viognier

The Background

In 2005, Emma and Jeremy Borg's vinous adventure began when they were approached to make their own wine. Despite Jeremy's two decades of experience in the world of winemaking and Emma's expertise with wine photography, the couple was thrown into the deep end and had to bottle and cork the bounty of their friend's surplus grapes by hand.

The endeavor sparked their dreams of creating their own brand and so Painted Wolf was born. The inspiration came from the endangered African wild dog - highly social, organised, persistent and efficient hunters true to Emma and Jeremy's own vineyard hunts for their expanding range of wines.

Consequently, a percentage of profits from each bottle is donated to support charities dedicated to the conservation of the species, and the painted wolf proudly graces each of their labels. From organic Swartland vineyards to Cape South Coast cool climate sites, the couple has since established a network of esteemed growers and winemakers to ensure quality as grapes are hand-selected and some wines are

TPainted Wolf Wines supports the conservation of the highly endangered painted wolf (African wild dog) and the protection of the diminishing wild spaces of Africa, through its donations to the EWT – www.ewt.org.za and Tusk – www.tusk.org.  


  • Double Silver  – National Wine Challenge/Top100 wines 2019
  • 4 stars, 88 points – Platter 2020



Year 2023
Bottle Size 750ml
Cultivar Viognier
Country South Africa
Alcohol content
13.5% alc vol 
Units of alcohol per bottle 10.1 units
Type White Wine
Cellaring Potential Now - 2025
Allergen Information Contains Sulphites
Dietary Information Vegan & Vegetarian Approved
Food Matches Pairs well with mild Indian curries like korma and tikka masala. It is wonderful with roast pork with a mustard and apple sauce or a creamy seafood dishes. Viognier is a great partner to washed rind cheese.
Appellation W.O. Swartland