About Us

Richard Mayson
Richard Mayson About Us

Richard Mayson is a highly respected English wine writer specialising in Portuguese wines and is an eminent authority onVintage Port, Madeira Wine, Sherry and the wines of Spain and Portugal.

Richard is a writer, lecturer and consultant on wine, writing articles for Decanter and The World of Fine Wine  magazine, award-winning author of five books on wine, Chair of the Decanter World Wine Awards for Port & Madeira Wine and the owner of a vineyard in the Alto Alentejo region where he produces his wines, Pedra Basta, Pedra e Alma and Duas Pedras.

Throughout his career, Richard has written hundreds of tasting notes which are currently stored in files in his office, some of which provide a source for his books and many articles and are published here. In 2014 Richard received the Louis Roederer International Wine Feature Writer of the Year Award for a series of articles on his exploits in Portugal.