Silversea – Day 2, July 9 – Olbia, Italy – Vigne Surrau

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Ahhh…Olbia, Italy – –  Welcome to Porto Cervo.

Situated in northern Sardinia, this oasis is considered to be one of many playgrounds for the ultra wealthy and elite connoisseurs of the best life has to offer.  My time here was just what I needed to reinforce Glacon’s desire for life’s sweet relishes.  Enchanted by the natural beauty of this place and its inhabitants, I found myself in a very intriguing and delightful space.  Brioni and Hubolt added something special to this quite and quaint little piece of paradise – – one can only hope this reality never ends.  With exquisite yachts, a great little wine shop and a marvelous showroom of elegant Rolls-Royces all at your fingertips, what more could you ask for???

 

Porto Cervo
Porto Cervo

 

Porto Cervo
Porto Cervo

 

Porto Cervo
Porto Cervo

 

Porto Cervo
Porto Cervo

 

Porto Cervo
Porto Cervo

 

Porto Cervo
Porto Cervo

 

Ahhh…..the African Queen – – what a delight.  And to see Lady Moura in Porto Cervo was a treat as my last glimpse of this majestic beauty was in Monaco!!!

 

African Queen
African Queen

 

Lady Moura
Lady Moura

 

Porto Cervo
Porto Cervo

 

Porto Cervo is a combination of Palm Beach, Beverly Hills and Capri.  I was totally tempted to breakout in song in hopes of securing a life-long gig in Port Cervo but soon realized, you don’t come here to work – – you come here to play.  The sites were just glorious and a sweet reminder as to why I make time to take the two hour flight to Palm Beach as often as I do.  And now we are off to enjoy a little Cannonau!!!!

 

Vigne Surra

© Vigne Surrau – – Courtesy of Vigne Surrau
© Vigne Surrau – – Courtesy of Vigne Surrau

Our next stop was Vigne SurrauA gorgeous winery with some very impressive wines and amazing hospitality.  For those of you who thrive on antioxidants,  Surra’s Cannonau is what you want to consume.  I’m a big believer in the benefits derived from antioxidants and when you find a wine that’s packed with them, why one must consume until your heart’s content.  And I did!!!!

Arriving at Surrar, you immediately feel the artistic energy that runs through the property and once you have the opportunity to consume the wines you’ll also experience Surrar’s essence.  Being greeted by rows of ripening Vermentino and an olive treat that’s over a hundred years old, you can’t help but gain a greater appreciation for nature and man’s dance with it.   This immaculate winery has managed to bring wine and design together in a very natural and complimentary way.  Not only does wine and design inspire each other they also inspire the artist within.  Finesse, elegance and power are present in both which leads you to wonder who’s inspiring who – – the combination is a dynamic one.

 

Surrau
Surrau

 

Surrau
Surrau

 

Vermentino
Vermentino

 

Olive Tree
Olive Tree

 

 

Surrau - Wine Press
Surrau – Wine Press

 

Surrau
Surrau

 

After touring the winery we had the opportunity to sit and sip or should I say sit and savor. With a spectacular view, excellent wines and hearty snacks, I was in total relaxation mode.  Our driver for the day was in total control so we spared no expense.

Winery View
Winery View

 

Surra
Surra

 

Surrau
Surrau

 

Winery View
Winery View

 

Surrau
Surrau

 

Bread....
Bread….

 

Olives...
Olives…

 

The Perfect Combination
The Perfect Combination

 

 

Round #?????
Round #?????

 

Giuseppe
Giuseppe

Hats of to Giuseppe for treating us to a wonderful afternoon and educating us on Surrau.  I never saw the bottom of my glass which was the perfect ending to an amazing encounter with some wonderful passionate wine growers and makers.

Drink more Cannonau — it’s all about the antioxidants.

Drink up and stay Healthy and Happy!!!!

 

 

Up Next: Calvi, Corsica

 

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