Masseria Amastuola

Puglia, Italy

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  • Chic contemporary Partner Hotel
  • Vineyard setting
  • Wine tours and tastings on site
  • Excellent restaurant
  • Short stays available

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Flexible stays… Why not extend your Puglian adventure with a short stay at Masseria Amastuola? Add a 3-night wine tasting experience to your villa holiday or combine a few nights here with a cookery experience at Masseria Le Torri or Masseria Garrappa. With so much to enjoy in this charming region you’ll want to make the moment last. For further details and prices please call 020 8392 5858.


Super-chic Masseria Amastuola is a contemporary homage to the world of wine. Set in over a hundred hectares of organic vineyard with views across to Puglia’s Ionian coast, the Montanaro family’s vision for this striking 15th century masseria has been nearly two decades in the making. Following the acquisition of the land in 2003, their first mission was an ambitious one; the careful relocation of hundreds of ancient olive trees farmed here over the centuries. Many of these stalwarts of the landscape now line the grand approach to the masseria, others sit amongst the vines in little clusters; 24 islands of a dozen or so trees, each serving as a pleasantly shaded spot to convene for wine-tastings and talks.

The vineyards were designed by Spanish landscape architect and philosopher Fernando Caruncho and have been planted in a beautiful wave pattern, a stunning spectacle indicative of the care and attention to detail that continues throughout this immaculate estate. The first vintage was produced in 2010 and the extensive restoration and development of the masseria took place between 2012 and 2016. Masseria Amastuola’s hotel and restaurant are now as well-respected as the highly acclaimed boutique winery; a business which produces an average of two hundred thousand bottles of organic wine each year. Consequently, tastings and tours of the vineyards are a serious affair, though always enjoyed with a few taralli (the delicious local nibble) and never stuffy or superior - you’ll find the hosts to be proud, informative and friendly, perfectly in keeping with their Italian heritage!

Design is minimalist and refreshingly pared back, but the humble origins of Amastuola are still in evidence with an ancient olive press perfectly preserved for all to see and vaulted ceilings adding to the wonderful sense of light and space. The impressive central courtyard acts as an elegant sanctuary at the heart of the hotel, an inviting venue for lunch and dinner or simply to sit and marvel at the splendour of the surroundings. And though the focus is naturally centred around the production of wine, with 36 oak barrels on show containing around 275 gallons of the stuff, there is plenty to recommend a stay here even for the most ardent teetotaller. A magnificent library houses books on a wide range of subjects from philosophy to cookery, there’s a lovely pool terrace with views across the Puglian landscape to the sea, and the excellent restaurant attracts diners from miles around.

The 18 suites are spacious, sophisticated and tastefully appointed, with bespoke furnishings, designer baths and sumptuous beds. Some, in the masseria, have private terraces with views across the vineyards, others are housed in a separate building - a supremely luxurious and zen reimagining of its agricultural origins.

Exploring beyond the boundaries of the vineyards, Masseria Amastuola is well-placed for daytrips to Matera, Lecce and the unspoilt beaches of the Salentine Peninsula. Closer to home, Martina Franca, Locorotondo and the villages of the Valle d’Itria are an easy car journey away, as are the eerie gorges of the Terra delle Gravine and the extraordinary cave dwellings in Ginosa and Mottola.

Though a leisurely week at Masseria Amastuola is a joy, we are happy to offer shorter stays for guests looking to extend their villa holiday in Puglia and enjoy a wine-tasting experience at the hotel. Or why not combine a stay here with a few days at Masseria Le Torri or Masseria Garrappa and enjoy a culinary experience as well? Our destination specialists will be happy to arrange a bespoke itinerary to suit your wishes; for further information and prices, please call 020 8392 5858.


Accommodation

Layout

  • 18 room masseria (sleeps 2)

Ground floor

  • 9 rooms
  • Reception
  • Indoor seating/dining area
  • Restaurant Amastuola
  • Library
  • Wine tasting area and wine cellar
  • WC
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Swimming pool 
  • Vineyard and olive groves
  • Parking area

First floor

  • 9 rooms

General

  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Air-conditioning in all rooms
  • Mini-fridge, tea and coffee facilities in all rooms
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Safe
  • Hairdryer
  • Daily buffet breakfast included Light lunches and dinners available on request (payable locally)
  • Dinner available at Restaurant Amastuola
  • Wine tours and wine tastings
  • Puglia cooking classes available Laundry service available (payable locally)
  • Simpson pool/beach towels provided
  • Bar
  • Two shared swimming pools 6m x 14m (depth 1.4m throughout) and 3.5m x 19m (depth 0.6m throughout)

WiFi

  • All properties with WiFi are able to support basic functionality such as web browsing and checking emails*

* We aim to offer an uninterrupted service but sometimes due to factors beyond our control reliability can be affected.


Location

  • Massafra (shops, restaurants, cafés) 10min drive
  • Martina Franca 20min drive
  • Taranto 20min drive
  • Pulsano (beach) 35min drive
  • Castellaneta Marina 35min drive
  • Ostuni 55min drive
  • Alberobello 50min drive
  • Bari 60min drive
  • Matera 50min drive
  • Lecce 1hr drive
  • Bari airport 1hr 10min drive
  • Brindisi 1hr 10min drive

Flights

Below are the flight options available, including the most convenient airports in Italy to help you reach your destination as quickly and easily as possible. Please be aware that flight supplements may apply, subject to availability. 

Bari

Departure airport Airline Flight days Seasonality
London Gatwick British Airways Saturday All season
London Gatwick easyJet Saturday All season
London Stansted Ryanair Saturday All season
Liverpool Ryanair Saturday All season
Manchester Easyjet Saturday 03/08 - 26/10

 

Brindisi

Departure airport Airline Flight days Seasonality
London Heathrow British Airways Saturday All season
London Gatwick easyJet Saturday All season
London Stansted Ryanair Saturday All season

Car hire

Although this property is booked on an accommodation-only basis, we can arrange car hire for you. Usually we provide a 'meet and greet' service to ensure the best possible speed of collection and drop-off but due to Covid-19 this service has been suspended until further notice. We are also able to organise a transfer to your villa and have your car waiting for you on arrival. Please contact our destination specialists to discuss this service.

Based on the number of people travelling, the following hire car(s) are available:

  • 2 guests – 1 group B, Fiat 500 or similar*

* All our cars include comprehensive insurance with zero excess and additional second driver.

Car specifications

Group B – 1 litre engine, 1 medium suitcase*

* Suitcase sizes are based on a large suitcase being approximately 75cm x 41cm x 31cm, a medium suitcase of approximately 65cm x 46cm x 29cm and a small suitcase of 55cm x 40cm x 20cm.

 

Our choice of Italian properties is diverse, ranging from simple charm to genuine luxury and style. Much of our portfolio is privately owned, and price alone is therefore not a universal guide. We contract all our accommodation in person, and each property has its individual appeal.

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    4/5

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    4.5/5

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  • Amenities*

    4/5

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There’s a different side of Italy to discover on a holiday in Puglia – the land of the trulli, ancient olive groves and historic towns that take you on a journey from Byzantine to Baroque. And then there are the countless beaches and beach clubs that capture the diversity of this absorbing destination: unspoilt, unpretentious and full of creative flair, where the generosity of the locals is matched by the excellence of its cuisine.

To complete the picture, explore our collection of handpicked villas, apartments and Partner Hotels to fully immerse yourself in the local culture.


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