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. 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. The unique Stark-Condé tasting room is small and intimate and is built on its own little island. Visitors have a spectacular view of the surrounding mountains and vineyards. Stark-Condé wines are hand-crafted in small volumes using traditional methods: hand sorting, open-top fermentation's, hand punch downs and manual basket pressing. All the Stark-Condé wines are bottled without fining and filtration.