Niepoort was established in 1842 and been family owned business ever since. Dirk Niepoort, the 5thgeneration of the family, joined the company in 1987 and almost instantly became the new face of the Portuguese wine scene. Under Dirk, Niepoort has acquired vineyards in the Douro, and started focusing on dry wines making besides the traditional Port wines. Niepoort became a worldwide recognized brand.
The winemaking team has years of experience at Niepoort, and are quite well-acquainted with Dirk’s philosophy of winemaking. For more than 20 years he has been a strong advocate of lighter, lower alcohol wines more focused on acidity and drinkability than on concentration and ripeness. To some extent, that was the motivation behind the firm’s recent expansion and strategic investments in the regions of Dão, Bairrada and, more recently, Vinho Verde.