2017 Gaja Grand Award of Excellence Winner Da Marco in Houston, TX

CONGRATULATIONS! On behalf of Terlato Wines and the Gaja family, we are excited to share that Gaia Gaja has hand-selected Houston’s iconic Italian restaurant, Da Marco, as the GAJA Grand Award of Excellence Winner Da Marco has been chosen because of their serious breadth and devotion to GAJA, Ca’ Marcanda and Pieve Santa Restituta wines and superior presentation to these items on their wine list. Da Marco has been a great partner and supporter of all GAJA portfolio wines for more than a decade.

image002(9)Gaia Gaja pictured with Nicolas Nikic at Da Marco

Da Marco was nominated by Texas’ Gaja Brand Ambassador, Blake Cooper, and presented with a signed 3L bottle of GAJA Barbaresco, a framed & signed certificate and will be featured in a future issue of the SOMM Journal. We are also excited to recognize the following restaurants that have earned a GAJA Award of Excellence for the 2017 Program. These restaurants and staff deserve an Award because of their commitment to excellence and loyalty to GAJA portfolio wines. All nominations were carefully considered among other excellent nominees each state.
  1. Angelina’s Kitchen, Minnesota – nominated by Jari Kosola
  2. CordeValle, California – nominated by Josh Mix
  3. The Italian Barrel, Louisiana – nominated by Karen Stone
  4. Amore Ristorante, Florida – nominated by Franco Balzano
  5. The Elbow Room at Fiddler’s Elbow Country Club, New Jersey – nominated by Michele Zuckerman
  6. Carbone, Nevada – nominated by Stu Roy
With your accomplishment, we are pleased to present each awarded restaurant with a GAJA Magnum bottle signed by Gaia Gaja and a mention of this Award in a future issue in the SOMM Journal. Ambassadors, please feel free to forward this email to each of the respective restaurants and/or anyone that I may have missed. I also ask that you send me the contact information for the awarded restaurants so that they can receive a congratulatory letter. Again, congratulations to all and their exceptional wine list.