L’AND Vineyards is an exceptional retreat in Portugal’s Alentejo region that integrates into the cultural landscape and interprets the region’s architecture in a contemporary way. One of many aesthetic highlights are the evocative interiors by Brazilian star architect Marcio Kogan.
Gentle hills criss-cross the wide valley covered with oaks, vineyards, olive groves and orange plantations below the medieval castle of Montemor. Amidst the green idyll rests the L’AND Vineyards project, designed by Promontório, an award-winning architectural firm from Lisbon in collaboration with various internationally renowned architects. With the aim of reflecting the rural identity of the region and combining it with the comfort of a holiday home. The result is an artful combination of nature, local craftsmanship and contemporary architecture.
The ensemble of 21 guest suites, seven pool villas and a main house is spread over the entire grounds. The centre of the complex is the hotel with reception, clubhouse, restaurant, a spa with indoor pool and the winery. The building has numerous courtyards inspired by the whitewashed patios of the Alentejo. Its floor plan follows a folded prism whose capped corners allow for shady retreats.
The monolithic building was positioned in such a way that the terrain hardly had to be changed. The interiors, designed by Marcio Kogan, exude tranquillity and combine clear, simple structures with organic forms. So does the spa – a symphony of oak wood and contrasting black slate. The large window of the indoor pool acts like a folded wall, offering a view of the landscape. For exquisite food and aesthetic enjoyment, the Café do Viajante is located in the wine bar or outside under the shady pergola.
The guest suites are grouped around a small lake like an amphitheatre and are reminiscent of the former agricultural settlements of the region, called “monte”. The pool villas follow the given topography as well, which minimises their external impact. Here, too, the Mediterranean patio plays a central role. Each house has its own vineyard.
What to do
The valley and the grounds invite you to relax and unwind, to let yourself go, stroll around the little lake, to read, walk and hike, to harvest grapes and press your own wine, to visit or help with the in-house food production, to take excursions to the wild beaches of the Costa Vicentina, to the nearby village of Montemor-o-Novo, to Évora, the historic capital of the Alentejo, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, or to Lisbon (approx. 1 hour by car).
Why we like this house
A stunning place in harmony with nature and the traditions of the region.
This house is great for
Those seeking peace and quiet, architecture and wine lovers
EV-charging station, sustainability in all areas, very positive contribution to the region
|Region||PT – Portugal, Alentejo, Montemor-o-Novo|
|Scenery||In the heart of the Alentejo, in a south-facing valley with a view of the silhouette of the medieval castle of Montemor|
|Number of guests||21 Suites (for 2 guests each) and 7 Pool Villas (for up to 8 guests each)|
|Design||PROMONTORIO, Lisbon (PT) and Marcio Kogan, Studio MK27, São Paolo (BRA)|
|Criteria||1-8 (house/apartment), Rooms for 1-2 (hotel), Hiking, Lake/river, Pool, Restaurant, Spa, Wine, EV-charging station|
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