Artikel des Lieferanten Dirk Niepoort
Dirk has been at the helm of the company since the formal reform of Eduard Rudolph Niepoort in 2005. Dirk, born in 1964, discovered the world of wine during his studies in Switzerland. In 1987, Dirk joined his father, Rolf Niepoort, in the family business and was challenged to innovate, maintaining good traditions. The first important step was the acquisition of own vineyards: Quinta de Nápoles and Quinta do Carril in Cima Corgo, a region that traditionally produces the best Port Wines. 15 hectares of vineyards were planted again, and 10 hectares of 60-year-old vineyards were carefully maintained. Owning Quintas and vineyards in the Douro was an important step for the production of Port Wine and for the creation of the first non-fortified Niepoort wines. Dirk's passion for wines, humble respect and curiosity for the Douro terroir have defined the spirit of Niepoort over the past two decades and is a constant inspiration for the team.