2022 Strange Kompanjie Old Vine Palomino

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2022 Strange Kompanjie Old Vine Palomino

The label reflects the wine's provenance high up on the Piekenierskloof plateau, where stumpy bush-vines appear frozen in poses of agony. Their meagre yield gives a wine that's bright, tangy, textural and distinctly salty on the finish. Drink slowly to take all this in!

Tasting Notes

Fresh and zesty aromas with notes of almond skin, fennel and even a little jasmine. A bright natural acidity on the palate with a teasing top note of grassy fennel, almond nuttiness and the residual salinity of an old dry grown vineyard. Drink slowly to take all this in.

2022 Strange Kompanjie Old Vine Palomino


On the fecund plateau of Piekenierskloof there exists some extraordinary bush. Dwarfish, seemingly petrified stumps punctuate a high rolling landscape of rye-grass and rooibos. Amongst these are old plantings of Grenache Noir, Chenin Blanc and, here and there, Palomino. Strange Kompanjie has isolated one such block for a teeny release of old vine Palomino, planted in 1977.


What’s this then? SKU is a casual band of happy ferments. A circus tent of the Cape’s stranger grapes and blends. We will champion the unfashionable, experiment with the known and express the found before it gets lost. Mistakes are likely, fun certain. Welcome to Strange Kompanjie, a Kultivar Club for the Underdog.


Strange Kompanjie Unlimited wines are certified as part of South Africa’s sustainability accreditation, the ‘Integrated Production of Wine’ (IPW) system. The IPW scheme, started in 1998, consists of a set of audited guidelines specifying agricultural practices, manufacturing practices and bottling activities.


    Year 2022
    Bottle Size 750ml
    Cultivar 100% Palomino
    Country South Africa
    Alcohol content 12.5% alcohol 
    Units of Alcohol per Bottle 9.75 units
    Type White Wine
    Features Vegetarian & Vegan
    Dietary Information Contains Sulphites
    Food Match Simply cooked fish dishes, scallops or fishcakes or an asparagus and lemon risotto.
    Appellation Piekenierskloof