Dirk Niepoort wins 2023 Decanter Hall of Fame award

We are thrilled to announce that Dirk Niepoort has been honoured with the Decanter Hall of Fame award for 2023.

This is one of the most prestigious and respected awards in the global wine industry, based solely on merit and achievement. The Decanter Hall of Fame was established in 1984 and has since recognised some of the most influential figures in wine, such as Serge Hochar, Piero Antinori, Aubert de Villaine, Miguel Torres, Jancis Robinson MW and Gerard Basset OBE MW MS.

The October 2023 issue of Decanter Magazine features Dirk as the Hall of Fame recipient and celebrates his remarkable contributions to the Portuguese wine scene and beyond. Sarah Ahmed, Portugal expert, wrote: “The word ‘maverick’ comes up a lot in coverage of the 2023 Decanter Hall of Fame recipient, but his impact on a whole nation’s wine scene is undeniable. And for more than 30 years his influence has extended far beyond his native Portuguese shores.” Andrew Jefford also praised Dirk as “an imaginer, an experimenter, a disruptor… the most imaginative European wine creator of his times.”

We congratulate Dirk on this well-deserved recognition and look forward to his future innovations!