It was a spot of bad weather in the Ionian Sea in 2008 that led Constant Tedder to drop anchor not in his intended destination of Corfu, Greece, but in Puglia — in the heel of Italy.
Like many serendipitous stop-offs it resulted in an unexpected coup de foudre, and the Hong Kong-based entrepreneur bought a run-down fortified farmhouse — or masseria — near Monopoli. “The food, the wine, the olive groves and the traditional houses, they all grabbed me,” he says.
His passion for the local produce is behind the 73-acre estate’s farm shop, Tenuta Pistola, which sells homemade olive oil, honey and lavender products, and you can also lease (for €700 a year) one of its vineyard plots if you are keen to
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