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Italian gardens and parks: Amastuola Garden Vineyard

Italian gardens and parks: Amastuola Garden Vineyard

  • WTI Magazine #157 Nov 18, 2022
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It has been called the "most beautiful vineyard in the world" by "National Geographic" and other major international magazines: it is located in Amastuola, among the hills of Crispiano, in the province of Taranto, immersed in a wonderful landscape composed of maritime pines, centuries-old olive trees and Mediterranean scrub, with a very ancient history.

The vineyard-garden of Masseria Amastuola, which dates back to the 1700s and was designed by renowned Spanish landscape architect Fernando Caruncho, stretches over 100 hectares, in sinuous parallel curves about 3 kilometers long, formed by rows of espalier vines, evoking the "waves of time" that characterizes this place.

The vineyard and winemaking processes are conducted totally organically. Among the wines produced is an excellent Primitivo, winner of 17 national and international titles.

A unique model of harmony between agricultural production and the aesthetics of the landscape, it has been mentioned as an example of "Good Practice for the recovery of agricultural landscapes that are no longer productive" by the Region of Umbria (2009) and of "Good Practice for the protection and enhancement of the agricultural landscape also for tourism purposes" by the Region of Puglia (2010).

A charming resort with a restaurant also belongs to the Masseria.