Weingut Muhr Van der Niepoort
This fantastic operation is a collaboration between Austria's Dorli Muhr, a wine PR guru, and Portugal's Dirk Niepoort, the . Once they were married and remain friends, and three times a years Dirk travels to Austria lend his hand, and palate, to the initial pressing, the blending and the final bottling. The production is tiny, some 20,000 bottles of 5 or 6 different wines depending on the year, and as much as possible is done with by hand and importantly, by foot. By pressing by foot (and the small basket press) gives a much softer extraction. Dirk's empasis is on elegance rather than power and his wines have it in spades.