As one of the best boutique wine hotels in the world, the elegant L’AND Vineyards resort in Alentejo is quite simply a game-changer just 45 minutes away from Lisbon.
Oozing sheer wow factor, this winery, hotel and vineyard estate impresses from the outset with its pristine, sleek design. It masterfully integrates modern architecture into the glorious Alentejo landscape, providing an atmosphere of sober luxury, natural beauty and serene tranquillity. The clean-lined, all-white buildings blend beautifully into a backdrop of bright blue skies, green vines and a mediaeval castle nestled on a hilltop in the distance.
There are so many things here to keep you entertained, from the (wine-based) treatments in the impressive spa and stargazing through the retractable roof of your sleek suite to savouring outstanding cuisine brimming with quality local produce in the upscale restaurant. The award-winning retreat also features a winery, indoor and outdoor swimming pools. The 30 luxurious suites and villas add a sense of indulgence to your stay with their striking design, impressive scale, modern amenities and beautiful views. Why can’t all wine hotels be like this?
Located less than an hour’s drive from Lisbon amid Alentejo’s bucolic landscapes, L’AND Vineyards resort with its stunning architectural design – is an exclusive boutique hotel retreat that truly knows how to deliver a wow effect. With a scenic setting, this beautiful Alentejo wine resort is surrounded by vineyards, bordering a small lake and offers magical views over the nearby historic hilltop town of Montemor-o-Novo. The whitewashed buildings nestled among endless rows of vines and olive trees are designed to blend in with the landscape. The result is a stunning boutique hotel revealing a striking architecture based on clean minimal lines and soft fluidity. The interiors were designed by ground-breaking Brazilian architect Marcio Kogan who created the space using natural stone, slate and wood with a unique set of art pieces, fabrics and furniture style.
A natural aesthetic is a consistent theme that flows throughout the architecture-led hotel. The impressive spa offers vinotherapy treatments, the cuisine at the restaurant has a focus on local ingredients, the architecture has been designed to intertwine with the landscape, and then there is the wine culture.
The central building houses the “wine club”, an upscale restaurant and an 800m2 luxury spa with an indoor pool. It also features a comfortable lobby-lounge area, a library, and a boutique offering bespoke L’AND-made products. In addition, the building functions as a winery where guests can experience the whole winemaking process, from grapes selection, crushing, fermentation and pressing, to barrel ageing, blending, filtering and bottling. Guests are also invited to wine tastings, showcasing the vineyard’s own reserve wines.
Hallmarked by the perfect balance of indulgence and serenity, there are 30 elegant suites and villas – some with heated private plunge pools and some with retractable ceilings, allowing guests to sleep right under the stars, marvelling at the brilliant night sky.
For al fresco enjoyment, the elegant retreat offers an outdoor swimming pool, from where guests will enjoy commanding views of the medieval hilltop castle of Montemor as well as the lake’s glistening waters.
The spectacular wine resort is located in the vicinity of the whitewashed town of Montemor-O-Novo, near the UNESCO-listed city of Evora and just 45 minutes away from Lisbon. Its location makes it the ideal starting point to visit Alentejo and its towns, villages and landscapes; discover its delightful food scene; learn its history and culture; rest or explore the region’s fantastic nature and outdoor wonderland.
L’AND Vineyards resort in Alentejo has undoubtedly made a mark for itself when it comes to the world’s best wine hotels. It has received multiple awards, including the World´s Leading Wine Region Hotel 2020: World Travel Awards; Europe’s Leading Wine Region Hotel 2020: World Travel Awards; and Best Wine Hotels: Condé Nast Traveller 2018.
Suites & villas at L’AND Vineyards resort in Alentejo
The luxury boutique hotel L’AND Vineyards offers exclusive accommodation in Alentejo to travellers looking for a stylish yet peaceful haven.
It has 30 units: 10 Sky View Suites, 16 L’AND View and four exclusive Hotel Villas, allowing guests to sleep by the vineyards… or under the stars. The elegant accommodation is designed with the word “relax” in mind, with neutral colours and comfortable furniture that give off a sense of calm. The suites and villas feature inviting interiors with the usage of wood and natural stone to provide serene yet luxurious spaces. Many of the pieces are made in Alentejo by local craftsmen.
All suites, impressively scaled at 120m2, have a private terrace with a fireplace and views of the lake, the vineyards or of the old town of Montemor- o-Novo. The hotel villas have two to four bedrooms and a private pool.
The modern suites and villas at L’AND Vineyards resort in Alentejo are ideal for those who appreciate the beauty of nature and the joy of simply daydreaming and unwinding.
VILLAS: Offering seclusion and serenity, the classy villas are designed by internationally renowned architects. They offer a private pool, large outdoor living areas and truly unique views towards the vineyards and the sublime landscape. The blurring of borders between the interior and exterior, achieved via sliding doors, is precisely what the magic of Alentejo’s landscapes is all about.
There are two types of villas:
4-bedroom Villa – 350m2: For a stylish Alentejo family getaway, this 4-bedroom villa is a great example of a contemporary patio house. It is set deep within the tranquillity of nature, in a privileged location on a hill in the centre of the resort. The family villa offers a large living area – complete with a fireplace – opening up to the outdoors with a terrace and a private pool perfectly framed by dazzling views of the compelling landscape. The villa also enjoys a fully-equipped kitchen. Modern luxuries include air conditioning, underfloor heating in all bathrooms, room cleaning (daily), television, tea and coffee machine. A private chef can be arranged upon request.
2- and 3-bedroom Lake Villas: With a modern design and a peaceful atmosphere, the retreat villas are where beauty, privacy and exclusivity converge at their best. The open-plan living room with a fireplace connects seamlessly to the fully-equipped kitchen, as well as to the al fresco space. With a superb view towards the lake and the Castle of Montemor, each Lake Villa features a large outside living area with a private pool, serving as the ideal spot for relaxation. Modern luxuries include air conditioning, room cleaning (daily), television, tea and coffee machine. A private chef can be arranged upon request.
SUITES: L’AND Vineyards stunning suites are where tranquillity is combined with an atmosphere of luxurious sobriety, providing a unique pastoral experience in a stylish environment. Generously scaled with beautiful aesthetics by Márcio Kogan, the sprawling interiors of the suites offer 120m2 of modern living space. Blessed with extraordinary views of the vineyards, the lake and the castle, here indoor and outdoor living seamlessly merge on the large terrace. Modern amenities include air conditioning, room cleaning (daily), television and tea and coffee machines.
There are three types of suites:
Sky View Suites – 1 bedroom: The Sky View Suites provide the unique experience of sleeping under the stars thanks to retractable roofs that allow you to sleep under the star-filled, clear night skies of the Alentejo. The elegant suites feature a large terrace with a fireplace, plus a private patio and a plunge pool.
L’AND View Suites – 1 or 2 bedrooms: The suites feature large terraces with a fireplace, showcasing
mesmerising views of the vineyard, the lake and the scenic landscape.
Lake View Suite – 1 bedroom: This is an amazing suite that is housed in a villa. Boasting incredible views over the lake, the wonderful outdoor space features a private pool and a private terrace with a fireplace. In addition to the bedroom, it also comes with a living room and a fully-equipped kitchen.
Restaurant & wine bar
The upscale restaurant is an expression of Portugal’s new culinary movement, fusing the country’s history, culture, and traditions with global influences and a touch of modern finesse.
The restaurant pays tribute to Alentejo’s beautiful land and sea produce and uses the freshest ingredients from organic farmers, local producers and suppliers. Citrus fruits, vegetables, herbs, cheeses and meat are sourced locally, fish and shellfish originate from the port of Setúbal, and traditional olive oil comes from the region. Most of the restaurant’s suppliers are within a 50-kilometre radius of the resort itself.
Offering delicious hybrid cuisine, the chef reinterprets traditional Portuguese dishes with his signature flair of Asian-French gastronomy. The restaurant has one beautifully crafted tasting menu with amazing dishes and a regular menu, allowing diners to choose from a variety of wonderful dishes.
Both menus come with a wine pairing should you wish to do one. There is an extensive list of Portuguese wines, including the L’AND Vineyard’s own wine range. There is also a choice of organic wines fermented in ecological vineyards across the region. Here, food and wine accompany each other in perfect balance and harmony.
L’AND’s wine bar-lounge perfectly with the hotel’s elegant and luxurious ambience with a dazzling, low-slung fireplace that stretches almost the length of an entire wall. It is focused on a consistently rotating selection of exciting wines by the glass and an extensive reserve bottles list.
Spa & wellness
Covering an impressive area of 800m2, the Spa at L’AND Vineyards resort in Alentejo is a tranquil, luxurious sanctuary of relaxation and rejuvenation. Designed by Marcio Kogan, the spa interior is a symphony of natural effects. The warmth of wood and the decisive elegance of the stone effect create a serene environment. The spa is complemented by an indoor heated pool (adults-only), sauna and rooms suitable for the personalised sessions of treatment and relaxation.
The Vinotherapy spa treatments use wine by-products like grapes, seed, skins, pulp and stems to provide exceptional face and body rituals and massages that are completely unique. Among the most sought-after treatments are the red grape bath, vinoble face lifting, vinoble body peeling with grape seeds, vinoble detox body wrap, hot stone massage and reiki.
Yoga and Pilates classes are available.
Facilities & services at L’AND boutique hotel in Alentejo
There is plenty of space to soak up the captivating atmosphere throughout the 66-hectare wine estate and its flower-filled gardens, olive groves and vineyards. A haven for relaxation and enjoyment, L’AND Vineyards resort in Alentejo offers a selection of boutique hotel amenities in a peaceful setting:
OUTDOOR POOL: Carefully crafted in perfect symbiosis with nature and its environment, there is a sunlounger-surrounded pool in the middle of the garden that allows for true al fresco enjoyment.
INDOOR POOL: Part of the spa, the indoor pool (adults-only) is an oasis of peace and tranquillity:
TENNIS COURT: For the sports enthusiast, the boutique resort offers a maintained floodlit tennis court.
ECO TRAIL: Hotel guests can also participate in walks/runs with the L’AND team through the vineyards and Alentejo’s rural landscape.
CHILDREN PLAYGROUND: The hotel offers an extensive garden area with a children’s playground.
THE VINEYARDS & THE WINERY: The stylish retreat functions as a winery, where guests can fully emerge in the winemaking process, from the picking grapes to the actual bottling. The vineyard extends over six hectares of vines comprising domestic varietals – such as red grapes varieties of Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Alicante Bouschet and Syrah, and the white grape variety of Verdelho – as well as some international grapes.
The vinery manages the entire winemaking processes: receipt of the grapes, a rigorous selection of grapes, pressing, temperature-controlled fermentation, ageing by storing in oak barrels or vats.
The talented winemakers combine traditional techniques with cutting-edge winemaking technology and modern growing techniques, ensuring the wine is of high quality. The hand-picked harvest is followed by a rigorous grape selection. Being a certified organic winegrower, L’AND is committed to organic production, respecting the biodiversity and terroir of the region. It employs natural, biodynamic methods by only using organic fertilisers and avoiding the use of excessive chemicals or sulphites.
WINE CLUB: L’AND’s hotel guests and property owners may become members of the exclusive Wine Club, a privileged space for promoting wine culture and sharing experiences. It gives access to the resort’s winery for wine production, annual harvest activities, wine tastings, thematic events, ordering L’AND bottled wine with custom label, wine cellar management advice and many other benefits. Each member gets 120 bottles of red reserve per year, with a personalized “blend” defined by the member: The blend is created by the member from the existing varieties at L´AND (Aragonez, Touriga Franca, Syrah and Touriga Nacional) with the support of the onsite winemaking team. Each member has the option to have space in the cellar to store their wine in their own barrels. Each year, L’AND wine club creates a set of wine related activities to celebrate the art of wine, including wine courses, wine tastings, visits to wineries, and more.
As a member of the Wine Club, you will enjoy special benefits at L´AND, including two complimentary nights in the Sky View Suite per year and a 15% discount at the restaurant, hotel and spa.
Activities at L’AND boutique hotel in Alentejo
Ideally situated for relaxing visits to this magnificent region, many of Alentejo’s most important landmarks and attractions are within easy reach of L’AND Vineyards. The boutique resort is set around a central valley of vineyards, olive groves and a lake, and many excellent on- and off-property experiences and customised activities are available to suit active guests:
WINE EXPERIENCES: If you enjoy wine and are interested in oenology, you may visit local vineyards, attend courses held at the resort cellar about wine and wine production, participate in guided wine tasting sessions of regional and local varieties and learn the principles of biodynamic winemaking. Discover the aromatic richness of each grape variety of the Alentejo region and learn how to read your wine just by looking at its colour and how it behaves in the glass.
HOT AIR BALLOON RIDE: Immerse yourself in the splendour of a sunrise over the Alentejo region while on a hot air balloon ride. Marvel at the breathtaking views over Portugal’s largest region, which boasts a sprawling landscape with endless plains composed of a magical realm of sunflowers, wheat fields, silvery olive groves and cork trees, flourishing vineyards and quaint whitewashed farmhouses
Backdropped by the expansive sky with an immaculate blue horizon, doing a hot air balloon ride in Alentejo is a peaceful but exciting adventure.
HORSE RIDING: For horse lovers, you can ride for several hours without ever crossing paved roads, going through various lakes and experiencing the typical in Alentejo, with its cork trees and holm trees, the different herds of cattle, in a hundred per cent natural environment.
STARGAZING: The Alentejo is reputedly one of the least contaminated and most unspoilt regions in Europe, and this can be appreciated in its clear skies. This where you can enjoy the beautiful and humbling view of millions of stars. The dark sky stargazing area will fill you with awe.
ANCIENT VILLAGES: Throughout the Alentejo, you will find numerous small picturesque hilltop towns waiting to be explored. Set foot into these beautiful whitewashed old towns, and you will get the impression that time has passed by entirely.
The historic city of Évora is a UNESCO World Heritage site due to its well-preserved old town centre, which is filled with a number of wonderful monuments such as the Gothic cathedral, the aqueduct and the Roman temple.
L’AND’s nearest town is Montemor-o-Novo, distinguished by the ancestral force of religious orders and rural nobility, expressed in beautiful 17th-century manor houses, in several convents, in churches that display Manueline doorways, rich Baroque altars and impressive frescos and tiles.
Location & how to get to L’AND Vineyards resort in Alentejo
L’AND Vineyards is perfectly situated in rural Alentejo and is surrounded on one side by vineyards while bordering a lake, across which lies the medieval hilltop town of Montemor-o-Novo. The beautiful city of Evora is approximately 15 minutes away, Lisbon city centre is around 45 minutes away, and Lisbon Airport is just under an hour away by car.
The nearest train station is Ventas Novos, 20 minutes away by car; from there, you catch Lisbon-bound trains (www.cp.pt).
Book L’AND Vineyards, a luxury wine hotel in Alentejo
A relaxing hideaway in pure surroundings, L’AND Vineyards resort in Alentejo will take your wine country getaway to the next level.
It delivers precisely what today’s travelling gourmet wants – relaxed luxury, great cuisine, a venerable selection of local vintages and privileged access to the complexities of winemaking. Add architectural brilliance and pastoral bliss, L’AND Vineyards will tick all the boxes for those who seek an exclusive refuge to soothe away those everyday stresses and strains.
It is one of the best wine resorts and hotels in Alentejo for your next vacation in Portugal.