Before joining Gamble Family Vineyards in 2010, Ania worked at Yountville’s three-star Michelin restaurant, The French Laundry, where she was the first female Sommelier, managing a 1600 bottle list and extensive wine pairings.

She joined SAVEUR magazine in 2008 as the first Wine Contributor, and prior to that was the Sommelier at Ristorante Panorama, one of Philadelphia’s premier wine restaurants. Successfully managing the extensive wine program that included 700 bottles, 150 wines by the glass, and 27 flight selections, Gatto traveled to Miami to broaden her knowledge of wines. She was offered the opportunity to design the 500-selection wine list and became the Director of Wines at the Ritz Carlton in Coconut Grove, Miami. She reorganized the wine lists within the entirety of the South Florida Ritz Carlton to include over 600 bottle and 35 wine by the glass selections for the hotel’s multiple venues.

Ania ultimately moved to New York City to further her knowledge in universal wine selections. Beginning at Michelin Star-awarded Café Gray as a Sommelier in 2002, she then moved to The Michelin Star-awarded Modern, where, as Assistant Director of Wines, she managed a 1,500 bottle and 35 wine by the glass selection portfolio. Her career expanded when she joined the L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon team, where she held the Director of Wines position for the three-star restaurant at the Four Seasons Hotel New York City.

Well-versed in opening restaurants, in 2007 Ania joined the team to re-open Fiamma, one of the premier Italian establishments in New York City as the Director of Wines. There, she oversaw an 800 bottle and 35 wine by the glass selection for Chef Fabio Trabocchi’s award-winning regional Italian restaurant. During her tenure, Fiamma won the coveted ‘Best Award of Excellence’ by Wine Spectator magazine in 2008 and Ania was awarded ‘Best Sommelier’ by Star Chefs. Best Female Sommelier by Vogue Magazine and Rising Star by Eater NYC. Today she holds her Advanced Sommelier Certification from the Court of Master Sommeliers, the premier international examining body for fine wine.