Gaja Wine Dinner

October 19, 2018 • 7 PM
O.Henry Hotel in Greensboro

America’s expert on the GAJA family of wines, Lisa LaMontagna, will host, pour and educate you on one of Italy’s top producers, paired with Green Valley Grill Chef Leigh Hesling’s extraordinary menu!

The wine dinner will feature all three of GAJA’s estates – GAJA Piedmont, Ca’ Marcanda Bolgheri and Brunello di Montalcino Pieve Santa Restituta  – with the highlight being Angelo Gaja’s iconic Barbaresco DOCG and Barolo Conteisa DOCG. See the menu below.

Very limited seating. Order tickets online today or contact Lee Healy at 336-478-9126 or lhealy@qwrh.com for more information. Want to bring a group? Give Lee Healy a call to make your table arrangements.

$270 plus tax (includes service charge)

Need a romantic getaway idea OR trying to find a gift for wine lovers? Here’s an opportunity to wow them! Give the wine lover in your life tickets to this extraordinary wine dinner or wine and dine your special someone for a romantic night out.

Gaja Fine Wine Tasting Dinner at O.Henry Hotel

“Few wineries evoke excellence and artistry the way the Gaja family name does. To utter these two simple syllables is to call forth one of the greatest and most venerated traditions in European winemaking. To mention this family and its wines is to summon an icon and touchstone of Italian viticulture.” -Terlato Wines

O.Henry Hotel Wine Dinner Rate

Take the elevator home with a extraordinary Wine Dinner Rate of $209 at O.Henry Hotel.
For reservations, please call 336-854-2000! Available October 19, 2018

GAJA Wine Dinner at O.Henry Hotel in Greensboro, NC

Gaja Wine Dinner Menu

hosted by Lisa LaMontagna, America’s expert
on the GAJA family of wines

October 19, 2018

PASSED

Ca’Marcanda “Vistamare,” Toscana 2016

 

FIRST COURSE

Beet Cured Salmon Carpaccio
Rossj-Bass Chardonnay, Langhe 2017

 

SECOND COURSE

Wild Boar Ragout
Orange Ricotta and Pecorino Ravioli
Sito Moresco, Langhe 2014

 

THIRD COURSE

Rabbit & Rosemary Sausage
Semolina Polenta and Sage Pesto
Barbaresco, DOCG 2014

 

FOURTH COURSE

Red Wine Braised Wagyu Beef Short Rib
Parsnip Puree and Shaved Truffle
Barolo “Conteisa,” DOCG 2013

 

FIFTH COURSE

Selection of Italian Cheeses
Brunello di Montalcino “Pieve Santa Restituta” 2012

 

Please let us know about your allergies.
Some recipes may contain nuts or other allergens.

About O.Henry Hotel

After the wine dinner check in to an inviting guestroom at O.Henry Hotel, where you’ll experience custom-designed, finely crafted furnishings and AAA Four Diamond amenities. The next morning, wake up to a complimentary hot Southern-style breakfast buffet, then spend a lazy afternoon in our luxurious Social Lobby while being served afternoon tea by our attentive staff!

About The Gaja Winery

The Gaja family settled in Piedmont, a region in northwest Italy, in the mid-seventeenth century. Five generations of Gajas have been producing wines in Piedmont’s Langhe hills since 1859, the year Giovanni Gaja, a local grape grower, founded the Gaja Winery in Barbaresco. Giovanni’s son, Angelo (grandfather of today’s Angelo Gaja), was blessed with ambition and vision. Clotilde Rey, whom he married in 1905, inspired him to establish the tradition to which the Gajas have adhered ever since – total dedication to uncompromising quality. Angelo and Clotilde’s son, Giovanni, continued to follow the high standards his parents had set, producing Barbarescos that were renowned throughout Italy. Thanks to his Barbaresco, the winery’s flagship, Gaja wines achieved a leadership position in Italy. Giovanni increased vineyard holdings, acquiring Sorì Tildìn, Costa Russi, Sorì San Lorenzo and Darmagi, thereby permitting the Gaja family to produce wines of the highest quality exclusively from its own vineyards.

Giovanni’s son, Angelo, joined the Winery in 1961 and combined his respect for the traditions of the Langhe with bold innovations in the vineyards and the cellars. He also introduced Gaja wines to foreign markets. Angelo lives in Barbaresco with his wife, Lucia, and their three children, Gaia, Rossana and Giovanni, who represent the fifth generation. Together with their parents, Angelo and Lucia, they have been continuing a family tradition that has never stopped since 1859, when Giovanni Gaja founded the winery. In 1996, the Gaja family purchased a second property in Tuscany, Ca’ Marcanda, located in the Bolgheri district in the municipality of Castagneto Carducci.

Today, the Gaja Winery owns 96ha (240 acres) of vineyards in the Barbaresco district – Barbaresco and Treiso – and the Barolo district – Serralunga d’Alba and La Morra. In 1994, the Gajas acquired their first wine estate in Tuscany, Pieve Santa Restituta in Montalcino. The property’s 27ha (67 acres) of vineyards produce three Brunello di Montalcino wines: Brunello di Montalcino, Brunello di Montalcino Sugarille and Brunello di Montalcino Rennina.

About Lisa LaMontagna

Lisa LaMontagna is the Ambassador for all three GAJA Estates – GAJA, Ca’ Marcanda and Pieve Santa Restituta.

Lisa works closely with the Gaja’s and is honored to represent their legendary winemaking family. Growing up in an Italian (Sicilian) family, she shares many of the same values and appreciation for fine Italian wine.