Herdade da Malhadinha Nova, Alentejo, Portugal


A land of endless horizons and rich history, Baixo Alentejo is one of Portugal’s best-kept secrets. Herdade da Malhadinha Nova, proud members of Relais & Châteaux, sits in the heart of this region in the charming village of Albernoa. The perfect escape for wine and art lovers, this family-owned hotel and estate is surrounded by 450 hectares of vineyards and rolling fields. Inside, handcrafted marble details and pieces mingle with contemporary artwork. There is a working Stud farm along with lush vineyards, olive groves, and a vegetable garden from which the hotel’s restaurant gathers its fresh produce. The stunning panoramic pool offers guests a relaxing afternoon of sunbathing and incredible views, while the spa offers a jacuzzi, hammam, and luxurious massage therapies from around the world. There are six unique luxury accommodations made up of both suites and larger private villas, five on the estate and one just five kilometres away in the village of Albernoa, all reflecting the natural beauty of Alentejan architecture. Suites have private terraces and balconies, while villas offer more exclusivity, with private pools and spacious living quarters. The property’s airy and welcoming reception area also acts as a wine bar and communal tasting space, while the farm-to-table restaurant helmed by Michelin-starred chef Joachim Koerper offers a menu of traditional Alentejan dishes made with produce from the estate’s organic farm, from honey and eggs to fresh vegetables, olive oil and bread. The estate’s Alentejo cattle, black pigs and lambs are also all local breeds. Activities and experiences on property include wine tasting and vineyard/winery tours, hot air balloon rides, picnics, canoeing down the Guadiana River, cooking and artisanal bread-baking classes, horseback riding, archery, pottery workshops, and much more.


Herdade da Malhadinha Nova offers six unique luxury accommodations, and can be booked as both separate suites and large private villas. There are five on the estate and one just five kilometres away in the village of Albernoa. Each accommodation has white-washed walls and tiled floors, reflecting the natural beauty of the surrounding land and honoring classic Alentejan architecture. Suites have private terraces and balconies, as well as common areas including a library, wine bar, fireplace, and kitchen/dining area, while villas offer more exclusivity, with private pools and spacious living quarters. Bathrooms come equipped with Bulgari toiletries. Accommodations are filled with crafts made by local artisans, including handmade chairs, and use regional materials found on the estate.

Each villa reflects a different inspiration, from bucolic Alentejan culture to modern art, and they all portray various chapters in the history of this unique family-owned estate. Villa rentals include the “slow living” Casa da Ribeira, the art-inspired Casa da Artes e Ofícios, and Venda Grande, located in quaint Albernoa village.


• Babysitting
• Bose Sound System
• Bulgari Toiletries
• In-room Dining
• In-room ipad
• Library
• Organic Garden
• Pet-friendly
• Pool
• Restaurant
• Wi-Fi
• Winery
• Wine Bar


• 4x4 rental
• Archery
• Beekeeping
• Bread-baking Classes
• Biking
• Birdwatching
• Cooking classes
• Canoe
• Cultural Visits
• Fishing
• Flights in Hot-air Balloons
• Helicopter Tours
• Hiking
• Horseback Riding
• Massages
• Mountain Biking
• Nature walks
• Pastry Classes
• Picnics
• Pottery workshop
• Skydiving
• Sauna
• Tennis
• Winery Tours and Tastings
• Yoga


Lisbon International Airport (LIS)

Herdade da Malhadinha Nova, located in Albernoa, Beja, in the heart of Portugal's Baixo Alentejo region, set on a 450-hectare private estate dotted with vineyards and rolling hills. It is approximately a 2-hour drive from Lisbon International Airport (LIS).

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