Stellenbosch, South Africa
Originally raised in Stellenbosch, Hans Schroder attended university in Japan where he met his wife, Midori. They lived in Japan for 25 years raising 3 children before returning to South Africa post-Apartheid to purchase a 240 Hectare estate in Jonkershoek. Later, joined by their daughter Marie and her husband José, they launched Stark-Condé Wines in 1998.
This family run winery has vineyards of decomposed granite and clay that span 500-2000 feet above sea level with terroir that offers distinctly different characteristics for the resultant wines.
The cabernet of Stark-Condé is defined less by power and more by restraint with medium body and structure that speaks to the high altitude vineyards.