Hedonism Meets... Gaia Gaja
The Gaja family name is synonymous with fine wine. Tracing their origins in Italy back to the 1850s when the family established themselves in Barbaresco, they rose to prominence internationally in the 1960s and 1970s when a young Angelo Gaja took steps to modernise production at his father's winery. Drawing on his experiences working in the French wine trade, Angelo introduced the use of malolactic fermentation, ageing in French barriques and the planting on non-native grape varieties like Cabernet Sauvignon.
In recent decades, Gaja continues to evolve - new wineries and projects have been established in Tuscany and Sicily and, since 2004, the reins have been passed to Angelo's eldest daughter Gaia.