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Wynn Las Vegas Partners with World-Renowned Italian Winery GAJA, April 19-20

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The Series of Intimate Events Offers Unprecedented Access to Special Guests Gaia and Giovanni Gaja Alongside Coveted Vintages

LAS VEGAS (March 4, 2024) – Continuing its efforts to provide guests with unmatched wine experiences, Wynn Las Vegas is partnering with one of Italy’s most legendary wineries, GAJA, for a weekend of exclusive programming, Friday, April 19 – Saturday, April 20. Throughout four distinct events – a curated tasting, two dining experiences, and a master class – guests will have the opportunity to meet the new generation of the GAJA family of winemakers and taste extraordinary vintages of their highly sought-after wine.

“GAJA represents the standard of excellence in winemaking and is a fitting partner for Wynn as we continue to raise the caliber of guest experiences,” said Brian Weitzman, executive director of wine for Wynn Las Vegas. “Whether enjoying one event or all four, wine and culinary enthusiasts will be left with wonderful memories of this once-in-a-lifetime experience.”

“We are excited to partner with Wynn Las Vegas and welcome their guests for an unparalleled weekend, experiencing the winemaking that has inspired five generations of our family,” shares Gaia Gaja. “Our family’s commitment to history and tradition of the Italian wine landscape resonates deeply with Wynn’s dedication to provide curated experiences for all of their guests.”

Giovanni Gaja adds, “Throughout the weekend, we look forward to sharing various opportunities to explore multiple decades of our terroir-expressive wines across our four properties that reflect our family’s work and philosophy – from our namesake GAJA Property in Piedmont, Ca’Marcanda in Bolgheri, Pieve Santa Restituta in Montalcino, and IDDA on Mount Etna.”

The weekend itinerary includes:

Birthplace of GAJA – An Exclusive Tasting Event (Friday, April 19)

This one-of-a-kind tasting event will celebrate the mystical Piedmont region of Italy – the birthplace of GAJA wines. Taking place within the glamorous Delilah at Wynn Las Vegas, guests will enjoy tastings of Alteni di Brassica, Costa Russi, and Sorì Tildìn, among others, accompanied by Piedmont-inspired small bites from Chef Joshua Smith. The event will also feature special guests, Gaia and Giovanni Gaja, who will share the warmth, style, and spirit of Piedmont.

A GAJA Retrospective Dinner Under the Stars (Friday, April 19)

The premier event of the weekend, this dinner will be hosted on the outdoor patio of Sinatra, Wynn’s signature Italian fine dining venue. Chef Theo Schoenegger will craft a multi-course menu to pair perfectly with the wines of GAJA’s Piedmont estate. Special guests Gaia and Giovanni Gaja will share the stories behind the Gaja family’s personal library of wines being featured, including Alteni di Brassica, Gaia & Rey, Sperss, Barbaresco, and Darmagi. Throughout the dinner, four decades of wine will be explored, dating back to 1988.

Lunch on the Tuscan Coastline (Saturday, April 20)

Guests can enjoy this lunch with a view from the picturesque setting of Lakeside. Inspired by the visually stunning coastal towns of Tuscany, Wynn’s VP of Culinary Operations, Chef Christopher Lee, and his team will curate an elaborate lunch paired with wines from the Gaja family’s Ca’Marcanda estate in Bolgheri, including Vistamare, Promis, Magari, and the flagship Camarcanda.

Master Class with Gaia & Giovanni Gaja (Saturday, April 20)

Designed with the ultimate wine enthusiast in mind, this intimate master class will take place at SW Steakhouse and will be led by Gaia and Giovanni Gaja, the fifth generation of the founding family of GAJA wines. Guests will sample treasures from GAJA’s Pieve Santa Restituta estate in Montalcino, including three vintages each of Rennina and Sugarille Brunellos – each punctuated by tasting notes that vary from powerful and complex to perfectly balanced and velvety. Chef Mark LoRusso will provide a variety of small bites perfectly paired to each of the featured wines.

Tickets for individual events are available beginning at $450 per guest, not including tax or gratuities, with special pricing for multi-event packages also available. For reservations, please call Wynn Concierge at 702-770-4362 or visit www.wynnlasvegas.com/experiences/wine-events/gaja-wine-weekend.  

ABOUT WYNN LAS VEGAS

Wynn Resorts is the recipient of more Forbes Travel Guide Five Star Awards than any other independent hotel company in the world and in 2024 was once again honored on FORTUNE Magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies list. Wynn and Encore Las Vegas consist of two luxury hotel towers with a total of 4,748 spacious hotel rooms, suites and villas. The resort features approximately 194,000 square feet of casino space, 20 signature dining experiences, 14 bars, two award-winning spas, approximately 513,000 rentable square feet of meeting and convention space, approximately 174,000 square feet of retail space as well as two showrooms, two nightclubs, a beach club, and recreation and leisure facilities, including Wynn Golf Club, an 18-hole championship golf course. For more information on Wynn and Encore Las Vegas, visit press.wynnlasvegas.com.

ABOUT GAJA WINERY

GAJA is a pioneer and guardian of tradition and has led Barbaresco to international acclaim, bringing about a resurgence of Italian wines more broadly. This is because for five generations, the Gaja family has been committed to a singular purpose: to create authentic, terroir-expressive wines reflecting the culture of the region.  This purpose is a common thread connecting the family’s namesake property in Piedmont to their three benchmark wineries throughout Italy –Ca’Marcanda in Bolgheri, Pieve Santa Restituta in Montalcino, and IDDA on Mount Etna. Today, Gaia, Rossana, and Giovanni, the fifth Gaja generation, work alongside their parents Angelo and Lucia to advance their family’s legacy in accordance with the quality and cultural principles set out at the winery’s founding in 1859.

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