Dalla Terra

Dalla Terra Team

Regional Managers

Elena Matt

Elena REIDNY/NJ Regional manager

Cell Phone:
(347) 886-0340
Email: elena@dallaterra.com

I've got Italian wine in my blood. I was raised by an Italian mother and Italian wine-importing father. Born and bred in NYC, I started waiting tables in High School and then every summer through college. After a year at Gramercy Tavern and a year in Valpolicella, I returned to my native streets and started hawking wine, as have both my father and my grandfather before him! I worked as a distributor rep for 10 years before making the move to join Dalla Terra and explore the importer side. Like everyone in this business, food and wine are my passion. While my tagliatelle are expert, I'm from the Big Apple and therefore have a STRONG affinity for Chinese food too. Other things I have a strong affinity for: eating, cooking, writing, hiking, swimming, reading, making things with clay, skiing, biking, and eating!

YOUR SIGN: Sagittarius

FAVE MUSIC ARTIST: I can't choose! But I do love Billie Holiday

FAVORITE COMPOSER: Frederic Chopin

FAVORITE PASTA: Spaghetti alla carbonara

ITALIAN DESIGNER YOU MOST CLOSELY ASSOCIATE YOURSELF WITH: Giorgio 4-eva

MOTOGUZZI, VESPA, FIAT 500, FERRARI, DUCATI OR COLNAGO?
Vespa! Old and new!

FAVORITE ITALIAN SAYING:
Va come cavoli a merenda

ITALIAN PARKING STORY:
I crashed a rental car into a stone bench on the sidewalk after trying to back out of the narrowest one-way, dead end street

LONGEST MEAL:
...every time I go to zio Patrizio's

FAVORITE COFFEE - ILLY or ILLY? Illy

FAVORITE ITALIAN DIRECTOR: Fellini--was there another answer?

MOST PERSONALLY INFLUENTIAL WINES EXPERIENCED:
The first time I drank Alsatian Riesling. Don't remember the producer or the year, but I remember being with my mom and dad, and where we ate, and knowing that aromatic whites had me forever.