We were referred to Relais Russiz Superiore by a Brian Larky of Dalla Terra Wines, one of America's great Italian wine importers. What a treat!
We showed up a bit late as we had traveled from Florence to Venice by train then rented a car to drive from Venice to Capriva del Friuli. Elisa, the Public Relation Manager for the property and wineries, personally waited for us to arrive as we did not have cell phone capabilities while in Italy. She was absolutely amazing from the time we arrived until the moment we left. Thank you so much Elisa!
We originally had a room booked for 1 night and decided to change it to 2 as we didn't think we would have enough time to truly appreciate the property. Great idea! The property sits on a hilltop about 10km from the Slovenian border. At night, there is an amazing view of (I believe) the Kolovrat Alpine Mountain Range in the not too far distance. The property consists of 6 rooms and a suite, but we had the place to ourselves!
The guest property was recently renovated or possibly just built. Our room was perfect. Quiet, clean, comfortable and, thankfully, cold, as it was very hot everywhere in Italy in July! The bathroom was very modern with a spacious shower. All of the ground level rooms have a somewhat private courtyard while the upstairs rooms have balconies.
Elisa made some local recommendations for dinner, but we opted to explore the area and drove into a town on the Slovenian border called Gorizia. The area is beautiful, so if you have a car with GPS, check it out.
The next morning, we awoke and had a beautiful outdoor breakfast prepared by Elisa. Breakfast included fresh squeezed juices, hot cappucino and espresso, warm pastries, homemade jams and pretty much anything else you could ask for. Delicious!
For lunch, Russiz Superiore wine maker Roberto Felluga treated us to one of the best meals we had in all of Italy paired beautifully with his Sauvignon Blanc. It was absolutely amazing! Italian Sauvignon Blanc with an Adriatic seafood tasting menu. What more could you ask for?
In addition to a tour of the property, Elisa did a private wine tasting with us. We tasted a few wines from both Marco Felluga and Russiz Superiore in both white and red. All were delicious! The property also has complimentary bikes available for guests, which we took full advantage of.
We would definitely love to return to this property in the future!
Roberto, Elisa and Brian!
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- Also Known As:
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