The Niepoort family has been creating Port Wines since 1842. The first property in Douro was bought in 1987 and Dirk Niepoort started a new Era in the company with the creation of the first Redoma red in 1991. In the last years Niepoort took on the great challenge of interpreting other soils and climates and acquired two properties in other regions, Dão and Bairrada. Discover the Niepoort Triangle which express the different terroirs: Schist (Douro), Limestone (Bairrada) and Granite (Dão).

We believe that the Vinho Verde region holds great potential for the production of sparkling wines – not only thanks to the type of soil and climate but also due to the characteristics of the grape varieties. This wine is a result of a little experiment conducted in 2012 when we decided to set aside a share of the OLO and not bottle it. We kept this quantity in a small tank and bottled it the following January in order to produce a sparkling wine according to the traditional Champagne method. The result was very promising and we therefore repeated the experiment the following year. That is how the Espumante OLO 2013 was created.

Água Viva

The Bairrada region is perfectly suited to the production of sparkling wines. Its calcareous terroir and the natural acidity of the grape varieties Bical, Cercial and Maria Gomes are the factors which make it possible to produce top-quality sparkling wines here. In 2013 we wanted to continue the Quinta de Baixo tradition of producing classically styled sparkling wines with very low dosage, and so we created the Água Viva, a brut Blanc de Blancs.

With the mission of respecting biodiversity, we are recovering several old vines of white varieties in Dão, going beyond the variety Encruzado, predominant in the region. Rótulo white results from a blend of varieties, almost forgotten, like Borrado das Moscas, Rabo de Ovelha and Cercial, among others. Without any influence of barrels, we created a delicate, light, and harmonious wine, that reflects the granite, very typical of this region.

Vinhos Verdes
Teppo Peixe Branco

Teppo is in Japanese, the name of a weapon brought to Japan by the Portuguese in the sixteenth century that revolutionized the form of warfare in the country. Teppo Peixe was created to combine with Japanese cuisine, where the delicate and fine flavours are evident. Vinified in stainless steel, with slight carbon dioxide and some residual sugar, this wine was vinified in the old- fashion way, but with great purity and elegance. It is a perfect wine to pair with Japanese cuisine or dishes with delicate flavours.

Vinhos Verdes

OLO comes from the best vineyards in the sub-region of Basto. It is a white wine inspired by the Olo River, which, with its impressive granite landscapes and its so-called “Fisgas” waterfalls, is considered to be one of the most beautiful rivers of the Vinho Verde region. The abundance of water and granite in this area contributes to the minerality and freshness of the region’s terroir. This wine was made very delicately and carefully in order to create a serious, complex and very harmonious wine.

Wana Bi

Coming from the vineyards of Casa de Vilar, where Regina Pessoa and Abi Feijó live and find inspiration for their artistic creations, which includes the Niepoortland book by Regina Pessoa, it was created an Alvarinho fermented in barrel, with a very different profile from the usual expressive and aromatic style of this variety of the Minho region. As the name suggests, Wanabi is a wine that tries to be a distinct Alvarinho.

Nat Cool is naturally “cool and funky”. It represents an innovative concept initiated by Niepoort, in which various producers came together to create light, easy-to-drink wines. In the Vinho Verde region, we produced a wine typical of the region – a wine which references the “cloudy” wines of the past which were bottled with some residual sugar and fine lees, and therefore re-fermented in the bottle. Welcome to the Nat Cool world!

Riesling is one of the great white grape varieties in the world. Since 2003, we have explored this variety in the Douro, inspired by the Mosel region, where the variety shows its full potential, creating incredibly light and accurate wines with a perfect balance sugar/acidity. Riesling Au Au, just like the dog, is a loyal wine with a really enjoyable identity.

Moscatel Dócil (Ron Ron) is 100% from the Moscatel Galego variety. A variety with an identity of its own, characterised by its floral and citric aromas. We aspired to produce a light, fresh and young wine, based on the acidity and aromatic expression of the variety. Just like the cat, the wine is docile but with an unique and very distinctive personality.

The vineyards for Redoma Branco are all planted in high altitutes, above 400m and up to 800m. Therefore grapes have a longer and cooler ripening period (particularly at night). All the vineyards are over 60 years old. The main variety are Rabigato and Códega. It does not contain any Malvasia Fina grapes.


Tiara is a fresh and elegant white wine.The slow fermentation (three to five months) and the altitude of the vines give elegance and freshness, whilst the age of the vines (an average of 60 years) is responsible for its concentration.

A fresh and elegant white wine from the Dão region which shows off the potential of its old vines and granite terroir. The grapes come from Quinta da Lomba, which has exceptionally old vineyards, with some vines being almost a century old. These sites are planted predominantly with Bical, Encruzado and Malvasia, among other indigenous grape varieties of the region.

Produced from small and very old vineyards, Redoma Reserva Branco has many different varieties including: Rabigato, Códega, Donzelinho, Viosinho and Arinto.

These vineyards are planted at high altitudes, between 400 and 700m, on the right side of Douro River. The final result is an impressive wine, fresh and mineral, demonstrating concentration and complexity.

Quinta de Baixo Vinhas Velhas is the result of combining the varieties Maria Gomes and Bical from century-old vineyards with a perfect limestone terroir. Due to the high natural acidity, this vineyards give rise to wines with a pH below 3.0, which makes possible the malolactic fermentation that occurs in 1000 litres Fuders over 60 years old, from Mosel. VV represents the incredible lightness and complexity of Bairrada.

António Maia Ferreira Faria was a mythical producer from Bairrada in the 1990s. Wines like Tonel 5 1990 or Reserva 1991 will always be remembered in Bairrada’s history. Dirk Niepoort (who once was the distributor of these wines) considers a huge privilege being able to work these magnificent vines. We will try, year after year, to produce timeless, deep wines with character, honouring the late António Maia Ferreira Faria and his son João Pedro, currently responsible for the work in the vineyards.


This is the first edition of a wine which tries to go further ahead on the expression of the vineyard, of the place and the region where it came from. For several years we pursue the idea of making a white wine with malolactic fermentation, where we could extend the ageing period, both in barrel and stainless steel. But Douro is a hot region, even in the higher altitude vineyards and therefore in the majority of the years there was not enough acidity to do it.

The mica schist soil contributes to the minerality and freshness of this wine, the longer ageing gives it stability and the time spent in stainless steell, before bottling, integrates all the elements and makes the wine more compact and alive.

Niepoort launched the first rosé, showing that high-quality wines may also be pink in colour.

Unlike the typical rosé winemaking process, Redoma is fermented in new French oak casks after the free-run juice is obtained. The complexity is achieved through a several hours of skin contact.


The dream of producing wines in Dão began in 2012. Since then, we sought for vines, some of them very old, that would express the unique character of this region, where the highlands microclimate and the granite soils have always gave genuine wines. In Dão Rótulo first edition we obtained a fresh and light, but authentic wine.


Vertente is an appealing wine: the fruit and concentration are the two main features of the Douro wines, and the elegance is a mark of Niepoort wines. The grapes for Vertente came partially from 30 years old vineyards of Quinta de Nápoles in the Tedo Valley, and the rest from Pinhão Valley’s old vineyards. This wine is dense, complex and fresh, pleasant to drink now but also with great potential for ageing and improving with time.

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The Vertente BEE is a wine which aims to put bees and their role as pollinators on a pedestal – they are, after all, facing the threat of extinction in many parts of the world. At Niepoort we recognise that bees form an important part of our ecosystem, and we would like to participate actively in the efforts to keep this species alive.

The Vertente BEE was created in collaboration with British street artist Louis Masai, who is involved in several projects concerned with the conservation of various species of endangered animals. He is also in charge of the “Art of Beeing” project, which explores the beauty, uniqueness and importance of bees through several works of art.

The label depicts a swarm of wild bees in the shape of a heart, and encourages you to plant flowers with every bottle of Vertente BEE in order to support the important role of pollinating bees.

The Vertente BEE was produced sustainably and in accordance with Niepoort’s winemaking philosophy.

Nat Cool is naturally “cool and funky”. It represents an innovative concept initiated by Niepoort, in which various producers came together to create light and easy-to-drink wines. In the Bairrada region we have produced the Drink Me, the first Nat Cool, where we try to showcase a different and elegant side of the Baga grape variety. An incredibly light and accessible wine which just begs to be enjoyed. Welcome to the Nat Cool world!

Lagar de Baixo

The huge passion of Dirk Niepoort for Baga variety and the fantastic terroir of the Bairrada region led him to look for small parcels of Baga in very old vines, scattered throughout the Cantanhede region, over the past three years. These wines were light in color and alcoholic content, elegant and fine, soon after bottling, but with a huge ageing potential. In 2012, with the acquisition of Quinta de Baixo, it was possible to recreate the brand Lagar de Baixo with a classic profile that would dignify the nobility of Baga variety in Bairrada. Lagar de Baixo Tinto is the result of joining very old vines with younger ones: a complex and serious red wine, but with some youth and vigor.

Bioma Tinto

2010 is the first edition of this wine made entirely with grapes from our own vineyards at Quinta de Nápoles, where we practice organic viticulture, certified since 2012. Made with our younger vineyards, with 20 years old, the idea was to have less intervention during the winemaking process. The ageing process was made in old wooden big containers recovered from port wine wood. The goal was to make a pure wine without the oak character, but with elegant and firm tannins.

Redoma tinto is Niepoort’s original Douro wine, first released in 1991. It is like Douro: "extreme, with a rigorous character". Old north-facing vineyards from Quinta de Nápoles and Pinhão Valley form the basis of Redoma. Its main varieties are Tinta Amarela, Tinta Roriz and Touriga Franca.


The Poeirinho, which name reflects the old name of Baga, is like a tribute to the great Bairrada wines from the past.

The huge passion of Dirk Niepoort for Baga variety and for the fantastic terroir of the Bairrada region has made him, over the past three years, look for small parcels of Baga from very old vines, scattered in Cantanhede area. These wines were light in color and alcohol degree, elegant and fine immediately after bottling, but with a huge ageing potential. In 2012, in the first edition of Poeirinho, we have created an incredibly fresh and precise wine, that is already, in our opinion, one of the best non-fortified wines produced by Niepoort.

Gonçalves Faria

António Maia Ferreira Faria was a mythical producer from Bairrada in the 1990s. Wines like Tonel 5 1990 or Reserva 1991 will always be remembered in Bairrada’s history. Dirk Niepoort (who once was the distributor of these wines) considers a huge privilege being able to work these magnificent vines. We will try, year after year, to produce timeless, deep wines with character, honouring the late António Maia Ferreira Faria and his son João Pedro, currently responsible for the work in the vineyards.


Although Bairrada is the perfect terroir for Baga variety, we have at Quinta de Baixo a small parcel of Syrah planted about 20 years ago. The vineyard, with just over 1 hectare is a small passion of Dirk Niepoort. Dirk has always been a big fan of the wines of Côtes-du-Rhône, especially Cote-Rotie and Hermitage. At Quinta de Baixo, it is our intention to make a Syrah with character that expresses the fantastic potential of our calcareous-clay soils.

In 2012, the first edition was vinified in only one old barrel vinified, with minimal intervention and following the first steps of Biodynamics.


Although Bairrada is considered to be the perfect terroir for Baga, there is in Quinta de Baixo a plot of Merlot variety, with just over one hectare, planted around 20 years ago, which is a real challenge for Dirk Niepoort, who has always been passionate for the old Bordeaux Wines, the birth place of this variety. The intention is to produce a 100% Merlot, showing the fantastic potential of the calcareous-clay soils, characteristic of this region.


In September 2012, during two rainy days in the Douro Valley, which forced to stop the harvest, Dirk Niepoort went to the Dão region to see a very old, almost centenarian vineyard. This vineyard, facing east to the slopes of Serra da Estrela, carefully tended by an old farmer, was in the perfect moment to be harvested. An old vineyard in soil of granite, with mixed varieties was almost like love at first sight. After a healthy discussion, we were able to buy the grapes and harvest on that same day. With the help of our friend Álvaro de Castro, from Quinta da Pellada, the grapes were vinified in lagar (wine press). Conciso is our interpretation of a fine and elegant Dão, without heavy fruit, and that shows the full potential of an old vineyard.


Batuta was first released in 1999 with the intention of revealing an impressive yet elegant Douro wine. “Batuta”, meaning the baton used by an orchestral conductor, proved to be the perfect name.

Batuta is a perfect blend: powerful, elegant, with a superb harmony and a great ageing potential.


Charme is all about elegance and balance, achieved by taking special attention to the smallest details during the entire wine-making process. Made in traditional stone lagares with 100% grape stems, Charme’s elegance is achieved using grapes from very old vineyards in Vale de Mendiz, on the banks of the Pinhão River.

When the Poeirinho 2012 was first released, Dirk Niepoort decided to put aside 2 vats and mature the wine for a longer period. The aim was to create a Bairrada “Garrafeira”, a special reserve wine. Throughout the maturation period, the wine retained an incredible freshness and gained structure and complexity. The Poeirinho Garrafeira 2012 comes from various very old vineyard parcels, of which some are more than a century old.


The name Robustus pays tribute to the first wine that Dirk Niepoort made in 1990 with the same name and which was never released. The inspiration behind Robustus is essentially based on traditional techniques of old wood ageing to soften the tannins. Robustus is a full bodied wine, which portrays well the Douro and its vineyards. Ageing in 2.000l wood vats for 4 years, allows a powerful wine to develop, based on aromatic complexity, powerfull with welll integrated tannins and balanced acidity.


Fulfilling a dream cherished by Dirk Niepoort, Turris is a wine made with grapes from a very old vine, expressing every small detail of the Nature, of its terroir. This very ancient vine, totally untrained, lost in the heart of the Douro region, is a gift from our forefathers. South facing, in the Cima Corgo area and planted more than 130 years ago, this is one of the oldest Douro vines that we know. The wine was bottled early to maintain its freshness, minerality, youthfulness and aromatic purity, and it is expected to age very well in the bottle.

Besides being a matchless wine, each bottle is unique, since the label was individually designed by the artist João Noutel. A particularity of the magnum and double magnum bottles is that they bear the signatures of everybody working for Niepoort.

Pinot Noir

O Pinot Noir tem origem nas primeiras parcelas da Quinta de Nápoles a serem vindimadas. Procuramos assim preservar toda a acidez natural e os aromas característicos desta casta.

The result of a special moment of the 2016 harvest!


Bastardo is a grape variety which can be found in the old vineyards of the Douro Valley. Known as “Trousseau” in the French Jura region, it is a variety which has a short growth cycle, ripens early, and is normally used for increasing sugar levels in the musts produced from grapes growing in colder areas. The idea behind this Bastardo was to try to tame the rustic character of the variety and to tease out its elegant and fresh side. The Bastardo vines are found scattered among the old vineyards of the Quinta de Nápoles, which are cultivated organically.

Our Tinta Amarela vineyard is 30 years old, planted in a 2-row “patamar” system. This wine was produced according to organic principles and certified as such in 2018. It is the first time that Niepoort has crafted a 100% Tinta Amarela wine.

Tinta Amarela is not a very popular grape variety among viticulturists in the Douro as it has very thin skins and therefore easily succumbs to disease. In the cellar, Tinta Amarela is a grape which offers plenty of spicy notes and a pronounced vegetal character. The time of harvest is of utmost importance in order to strike the right balance between these two components.

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The Dão Rótulo Touriga Nacional is a single-variety wine produced from one of Portugal’s most renowned grapes. We know the Dão region’s characteristics well, therefore we have tried to tame the exuberance and intensity of this variety by putting emphasis on acidity, crispness and low alcohols. Unwooded, unadulterated and linear, this wine makes a good food partner.


In the usual creative free spirit of Niepoort, in the past few years we decided to test vinifying some of our wines in clay amphorae. After several experiments, in 2018 we produced a wine which we liked very much indeed – the Voyeur!

After many months of ageing, we opened the various amphorae in the Quinta de Nápoles and created the ideal blend offering the right combination of freshness, good acidity and lightness.


Nat Cool, naturally cool and funky, is an innovative concept created by Niepoort with the aim of a bringing together various different producers to produce light, easy-drinking wines. The Primata is the result of Dirk Niepoort giving his cellar master Luís Pedro a “push” to make his own wine in 2016.

The grapes for this wine stem from vineyards growing at an altitude of 600m in the Douro Valley, more specifically in the Tabuaço region. The character and lightness of these high-lying vineyards with their granitic slate soils as well as the structure of the Douro grape varieties combine with the “Natcool-factor” of “less if more”: minimal intervention in the vineyards as well as in the cellar. A minimalist winemaking concept where the raw material has the biggest say!

The Dócil Moscatel is produced from 100% Moscatel Galego grapes, a variety with a very distinctive identity, characterised by its floral and citrusy aromas. The goal was to vinify a light, fresh and joyful wine based on the acidity and aromatic expression of the grape variety. Due to its low alcohol content and light residual sweetness, the wine is superbly balanced, similarly to some German white wines.


The Caracolete is a wine which is produced from old vines and fermented spontaneously with whole berries.

Charme Bairrada

The "Charme" from the Douro Valley tastes fantastic - so how about a "Charme" produced in the same way, but from a completely different terroir such as the Bairrada region with its cool climate, exceptional calcareous soils, and using old Baga vines?


The Lote D is a very special terroir-driven wine whose every aromatic nuance reflects the deeply calcareous South-facing vineyard slope from which it was produced. With its light colour, low alcohol content and tremendous ageing potential, it is a tribute to the great Bairrada wines of the past.

Dirk and Daniel Niepoort foster great passion for this wine and have therefore always harvested and vinified it separately.

This is a father-and-son creation of great character.

Valle Louro

This wine is 100% Bical and grapes growing in this very old vineyard. Thanks to its naturally high acidity, the wine has a pH level which sits below 3.0, with which it was able to undergo malolactic fermentation in our 1000L foudre barrel. This is a special, over 60-year-old barrel originating from the Mosel that lends the wine character and wonderful body.

Dirk and Daniel Niepoort have created an astounding wine here whose freshness and unique character represent a very special vineyard.

The Museu dos Lagares is the wine which, following in the footsteps of the Turris, has put Niepoort firmly on the world map of great terroir-driven red wines. This single vineyard wine embodies the quintessence of the Douro Valley: the multidimensional complexity of its old vines and the genetic heritage of more than 30 different grape varieties are interpreted with finesse, freshness, sophistication and simplicity. We would even go as far as to say that this is a “Grand Cru” Douro wine – pure, precise and delicate.

Nat Cool is an innovative, naturally “cool and funky” concept initiated by Niepoort in the Vinho Verde wine region. The movement later expanded into Bairrada and the Douro Valley and is now represented in various Portuguese as well as international wine regions.

Nat Cool is not just about producing low-intervention wines – it embodies a movement uniting many different producers striving towards a shared goal of crafting uncomplicated, light and easy-to-drink wines.

In 2020, the Nat Cool “family” grew, with its foray into Portugal’s Dão region. It is here, on the slopes of the Serra da Estrela Mountain Range that the DrinkMe Nat Cool is created and where we explore the region’s potential for elegant, fresh and straight-forward wines.

In keeping with the tradition at Quinta de Baixo of producing traditional-style zero-dosage sparkling wines, we have created the Água Viva BAGA.

Baga is Dirk Niepoort’s king of grapes and the Bairrada region his great passion!

Quinta de Nápoles is a certified organic red wine which conveys the character of the old vines of Carril de Armamar.

NatCool is much more than just wine. It is a movement founded by Niepoort and interpreted by various producers in Portugal as well as in other countries throughout the world, all sharing the same philosophy and a respect for terroir.

Produced using a minimum intervention winemaking approach, NatCool wines are characterised by their cool and funky personality, with a light and uncomplicated profile and low alcohol levels. They always represent their various terroirs in the unmistakeable 1L NatCool bottles.

The “Drink Me Navarra” is the result of one of Daniel Niepoort’s numerous trips to Spain where he came across incredible old Grenache bush vines rooted in diverse soil types.

It was at Viña Zorzal where he found the ideal terroir and the “right” friends to make this NatCool wine.


Ururabu means Flower in a Bantu language.

“Vinho de Flor” matures in Sherry barrels, under a film of yeast that appears on the surface of the wine in contact with oxygen.

This process is known worldwide for its use in fortified wines from Jerez de la Frontera in Spain.

Niepoort Ururabo is the result of the application of this technique in the vinification of a typical Douro grape variety, to produce a still wine with the oxidative character of a Sherry.

“Our vineyards may not be the prettiest, but our grapes are fantastic!”

                -Daniel Niepoort

“Our vineyards may not be the prettiest, but our grapes are fantastic!”

                -Daniel Niepoort

The new Nat’Cool wine is simply a glass of joy!

This red wine is Niepoort’s first Nat’Cool from Portalegre and thereby the only “family member” from the Alentejo region.

For many years, Dirk Niepoort regularly visited the Azores, especially the island of São Miguel, until one day, he also made it to the island of Pico.

It was love at first sight: surrounded by unique stone wall enclosures that shelter the vineyards from the Atlantic, the vines create wines with a salinity that drew us to the island.

This World Heritage Site embodies the persistence – verging on stubbornness – that is needed to produce wine in such difficult conditions.

It came as no surprise that Dirk, with his restless spirit, decided to take the first steps to produce wine in the Azores. This wine is in fact a blend of various batches made by Oenologist Paulo Machado using the vines of a great friend – Tito.

Under the leadership of Dirk and Daniel, Niepoort succeeded beautifully in choosing the right batches to create a wine which, instead of only containing a single grape variety, actually reflects Niepoort’s signature style of producing blends showcasing multiple varieties.

Cyanotypy is a print process discovered by scientist and astronomer Jonh Herschel,the year that Niepoort was founded.In this technique it is used a photosensitive solution that turns blue with the sun exposure.

This Biologic Pinot Noir is represented by the plants used as infusions in our Quinta de Baixo vineyards.

Ururabo Bairrada

Ururabu means Flower in a Bantu language.

“Vinho de Flor” matures in Sherry barrels, under a film of yeast that appears on the surface of the wine in contact with oxygen.

This process is known worldwide for its use in fortified wines from Jerez de la Frontera in Spain.

Niepoort Ururabo is the result of the application of this technique in the vinification of a typical Bairrada grape variety, to produce a still wine with the oxidative character of a Sherry.

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