BREAKING NEWS: Dirk Niepoort leaves Niepoort

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BREAKING NEWS: Dirk Niepoort leaves Niepoort

Post by Andy Velebil » 19:24 Fri 10 Jun 2016

The translated article is here
http://www.fortheloveofport.com/ftlopfo ... =1&t=39687

Holy cow :shock:

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Post by jdaw1 » 22:26 Fri 10 Jun 2016

Sacred beef indeed.

Thank you for posting it here.

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Post by djewesbury » 17:36 Mon 13 Jun 2016

Good lord.
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Post by flash_uk » 22:02 Mon 13 Jun 2016

I don't know the full story - reading other posts it seems things have not been easy for some time with the family and the business. I do feel for Dirk in all of this. Things must have become somewhat unbearable, thus bringing in one sense a relief that some resolution has been reached, but probably also a great sadness at having to walk away from something he clearly loved.

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Post by Andy Velebil » 08:03 Tue 14 Jun 2016

flash_uk wrote:I don't know the full story - reading other posts it seems things have not been easy for some time with the family and the business. I do feel for Dirk in all of this. Things must have become somewhat unbearable, thus bringing in one sense a relief that some resolution has been reached, but probably also a great sadness at having to walk away from something he clearly loved.
Well said

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Post by PhilW » 16:48 Tue 14 Jun 2016

Well put Mike. It's very unexpected, and I imagine must have been a very difficult decision to reach for all involved; Having heard Dirk speak with such passion recently at the Bioma masterclass at the BFT, I expect he will have very mixed feelings at moving on, as likely will those remaining to run Niepoort who are losing a great ambassador for the brand as well as a talented winemaker. If Dirk and/or Daniel read this, then I wish them all the best in their new ventures, and hope we will still see them from time to time.

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Post by christopherpfaff » 08:27 Sun 19 Jun 2016

stay cool guys.

first of all - all kind of media love sensation and exxageration. so this falstaff report leaves more questions than it gives answers.

I´m pretty sure - that he won´t leave forever. and that he "leaves" now says nothing about if he stay as consultant or not and says nothing about what happens with his company shares.
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Post by Andy Velebil » 00:05 Fri 24 Jun 2016

Niepoort has reported on their social media account that Dirk and Verena have settled their differences and Dirk is now not leaving. Very glad to hear!

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Post by idj123 » 12:33 Fri 24 Jun 2016

Andy Velebil wrote:Niepoort has reported on their social media account that Dirk and Verena have settled their differences and Dirk is now not leaving. Very glad to hear!
That is at least some cheering news following this morning's in the UK.

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Post by PhilW » 14:21 Fri 24 Jun 2016

Andy Velebil wrote:Niepoort has reported on their social media account that Dirk and Verena have settled their differences and Dirk is now not leaving. Very glad to hear!
Am glad to hear it - a good São João announcement :CC3300: - hopefully a way forward has been found that everyone is happy with and Niepoort can now carry on producing excellent wines with Dirk's continued involvement.

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