Seatrade Cruise News is part of the Informa Markets Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Italian winemaker Gaia Gaja is Silver Moon godmother

PHOTO: ©TIM ATKIN Gaia Gaja.jpg
Gaia Gaja personifies Italian elegance, innovation and good taste
Hailed by many as the ‘Queen of Barbaresco,’ Gaia Gaja will serve as the godmother for Silver Moon during its naming festivities in August.

Fifth-generation winemaker

Gaja is of the fifth generation to own and manage the renowned Gaja winery in the small Italian town of Barbaresco. Her family has been an iconic producer of fine Italian wine since 1859.

She personifies Italian elegance, innovation and good taste, according to Manfredi Lefebvre d’Ovidio, executive chairman, Silversea Cruises.

From an early age, Gaja was encouraged to take an interest in all aspects of the winemaking process, and even had a wine named in her honor — Gaia & Rey Chardonnay — before she learned to walk. Today, along with her two siblings, she is a guardian of her family’s legacy as an internationally acclaimed producer of fine Italian wines.

Perfect tie-in with S.A.L.T. 

Gaja’s connection with Italian culinary culture makes her an ideal godmother for Silver Moon, which pioneers a new Silversea culinary concept. S.A.L.T. — Sea and Land Taste — is designed to give travelers a deeper understanding of destinations by immersing them in authentic local culinary traditions.

The ship has a dedicated S.A.L.T. Kitchen, S.A.L.T. Lab and S.A.L.T. Bar.

 Silver Moon is scheduled to be named Aug. 4 in Trieste.

TAGS: Silversea