Gaja

A heavyweight and key name in Italian wine making, The Gaja winery is famed for its production of Barbaresco, Barolo, Brunello and “Super-Tuscan” wines. The current owner, Angelo Gaja, is widely credited for revolutionising techniques used in modern Italian winemaking, and some even call him the “undisputed King of Barbaresco.”

The Gaja winery dates back to 1859, when it was founded by Giovanni Gaja, after their family arrived from Spain during the 17th century. They opened a tavern in Barbaresco, serving its wines with the food, and by the end of the 19th century, Gaja wines were being bottled and supplied to the Italian army.

1937 saw the first bottles boasting the Gaja name in bold red letters, and afterthe Second World War, it progressed as Giovanni Gaja made a significant series of vineyard purchases in terms of scale and vineyard quality.

Angelo Gaja is the great-grandson of founder Giovanni, and started his infintely successful career within the family business once he turned 21.

 

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