The Wine Merchant Thailand

The Wine Merchant Thailand


When Hans and Midori Schröder bought the farm “Oude Nektar” in 1989 for the later to be founded winery Stark-Condé, the South African history books were just being revised, because the end of apartheid was imminent.

He bought the 240-hectare farm in Jonkershoek and devoted the next ten years to growing quality wine grapes. Eventually, his daughter Marie and her husband José joined him and together they founded Stark-Condé Wines in 1998.

Stark-Condé is a marriage of two names. “Stark” is the last name of Hans’ mother, a German who originally settled in Stellenbosch and whose creative spirit remains an inspiration today. “Conde” is a reference to José’s father, a Cuban émigré in the U.S., whose hard work and self-reliance was and is a lesson for future generations.

Due to the optimal geographic and climatic conditions of the Jonkershoek Valley in Stellenbosch, Stark-Condé specializes in the cultivation and vinification of red Bordeaux grape varieties, primarily Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah.

The estate covers about 240 hectares, with “only” 40 hectares in production, the majority of which is mixed vegetation.

The first vintage of Stark-Condé Cabernet Sauvignon in 1998 was crowned with phenomenal success right from the start.

Wine Spectator awarded 92 points and John Platter spoke of a ‘shooting star’, giving this Cabernet the highest award in the form of 5 stars.
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