Gaia Gaja, hailed by many as “Queen of Barbaresco,” has been named as the Godmother of Silversea’s new ultra-luxury ship Silver Moon.
Gaja is of the fifth generation to own and manage the renowned Gaja winery in the small Italian town of Barbaresco — a family run business and iconic producer of fine Italian wine since 1859. As the ship’s Godmother, Gaja will be honoured with officially naming Silver Moon at a dedicated ceremony in Trieste on Aug. 5.
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 honour — Gaia & Rey Chardonnay — before she learned to walk. Today, along with her two siblings, Gaja is a guardian of her family’s illustrious legacy, which has fostered an internationally acclaimed reputation as a leading producer of fine Italian wines.
A knowledgeable purveyor of her craft, elegant, and with an unwavering commitment to exceptional quality, Gaia Gaja embodies the core values of Silversea Cruises. Moreover, the success of the Gaja Winery is predicated on a longstanding synergy between traditional knowledge and pioneering innovation, which stands true for the leading ultra-luxury cruise line.
“I feel great pride and honour to have been selected by Silversea Cruises as the Godmother of the beautiful Silver Moon,” says Gaja. “I passionately believe that food and drink facilitate profound discovery — into destinations, cultures and people — and that guests will nurture strong connections with amazing destinations as a result of S.A.L.T., the ship’s innovative culinary offering. My own experience with wine making has taught me that culinary discovery possesses limitless potential; here’s to the curious travellers who seek to unlock it.”
To find out more about Silver Moon and view the ship’s scheduled voyages, go to https://www.silversea.com/ships/silver-moon.html .