Stark-Condé Wines is located in the picturesque Jonkershoek Valley in Stellenbosch. It is a dramatic valley with steep changes in vineyard elevation from 150 to 600 metres, making for a range of sites with distinct characteristics.
Winemaker, José Conde. At Stark-Condé they stick to traditional winemaking methods: open tank fermentation, meticulous sorting of grapes, hand-punchdowns, basket pressing, and maturation in small French oak barrels.
The higher elevations and textured soils of the Jonkershoek Valley are ideal for Cabernet Sauvignon and other Bordeaux varietals. Jonkershoek wines are often described as elegant, lush fruit and fine, soft tannins.
Crafting wine requires patience and the crazy belief that the shortest line between two points may not always be the right one. Careful barrel maturation is the key to the elegant style of wine for which Stark-Condé is known.