Knightor Winery & Restaurant
Derx is responsible for the running of all facets of the Knightor business. Inspired by his grandfather's roots in Italian viticulture, Derx left behind a successful career in IT, planting Cornish vineyards in Porthscatho and Seaton. The opening of the Knightor Winery followed in 2011, after Derx purchased an historic set of farm buildings close to St Austell.
Since producing its first vintage in 2012, Knightor has gone from strength to strength, winning critical acclaim for many of its wines.
In September 2020, Derx appeared on a Leaders Council of Great Britain & Northern Ireland podcast, discussing the importance of leadership and the impact it has had on his career to date.