No port house is managed in such a personal way as Niepoort. Responsible for this personal leadership style is the young and enthusiastic Dirk van der Niepoort, descendent of the sixth generation of the originally Dutch founders of Niepoort. The Dutch passport is still proudly worn by the current owners. The house was founded in 1842 by the Dutchman Eduard Kebe.
Five years later, Franciscus, the first Van der Niepoort in the house, became his partner. When Kebe died a short time later, the port company became fully owned by Van der Niepoort. In recent years, Dirk van der Niepoort (1964) has paid a lot of attention to the quality of all ports made by the house. Among other things, some beautiful vineyards were acquired, the best guarantee for top quality fruit.