A visit to l’Astore Masseria means entering into the family home that has been in the family since 1935, the private home of Professor Achille Benegiamo, he was kind gentleman who shared with passion and devotion his home and his land.
A world that seems light years away from the hectic and stressful daily modern life.


L’Astore Masseria is the ideal place to immerse yourselves 360 degrees into the typical traditional culture of Salento. Surrounded by about 100 hectares of vineyards and olive groves, in Cutrofiano in the heart of the Italian heel nested equally between Gallipoli and Otranto, we will welcome you to stay in charming rooms which were converted from old stables, we will guide you though the history of oil, visiting our underground mill from the 1600’s which is also one of the largest in Salento then into the underground wine cellar, the “wine Cathedral”, where you will be intoxicated by the scents of the aging wines.
L’Astore masseria, a multi-sensory experience.


We are

FARMERS, winemakers and growers

We replanted new vineyards, we rescued from abandonment old saplings of Negroamaro, we researched the uniqueness of Salento in its vocation rosatista and enhancing ancient native grapes such as Malvasia Bianca Antica, Susumaniello, the Zagarese Primitivo, Aglianico Hellenic, a witness of’ belonging to the Greek Salento. With maximum respect for the landscape, designed by culture and tradition of our people and the practice of clean and sustainable agriculture often contrary to the logic of the markets greedy objectives that we pursue every day.