Gaja

+39 0173 635158 Via Torino, 36/A
Barbaresco, 12050
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The Gaja winery was founded in Piedmont, Italy by Giovanni Gaja in 1859. It has been passed down through five generations of the family (who came to Italy from Spain in the 18th century) now under the direction of his great grandson Angelo Gaja. The initial wines were Barbarescos (in the Barbaresco and Treiso districts), then Barolo (in Serralunga d’Alba and La Morra), and through the years the wines have branched out into other styles and vineyard locations, with expansion into Tuscany in the mid 1990s. These began as expressions of Brunello di Montalcino. In 1996, they launched Ca’Marcanda, a Gaja Super Tuscan made from Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Syrah. This highly successful venture in the Bolgheri of Maremma was intended with the Piedmontese understanding of the different terroirs and how they affect specific grapes, celebrating the best expressions of their environment. In addition to outstanding, world renown wines, Gaja also produces some top notch grappas.  Read more »

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  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Sangiovese

    Prounounced “San-joh-vay-say,” this Italian wine varietal is Tuscany’s #1 red wine grape. It’s the pistol of Central ...

  • Barbera

    History of the grape: Barbera is a native to the Piedmont, where it has been growing for centuries, and is now the fo...

  • Nebbiolo

    History of the grape: Two schools of thought exist as to the origins of Nebbiolo (which means “little fog” either for...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

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  • Hello all!Put together a nice little timeline of photo's from over the past several weeks in Sonoma County. I really do love Harvest time each year. Obviously in CA everyone is freaking out a little at the prospect of being fined, so I enjoy my new title of 'intern' for a couple of weeks to make sure safety is a must. http://www.britwit.co/britw... Read More

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  • Whats your favorite penny saving cab and WHY?!  :)To make it easier, feel free to follow this format! Name: Belle AmbiencePrice (roughly): $9Why: Deep fruity notes of red berries, cherries and  a little vanilla dolce at the end. A perfect way to wind down and relax in the evening after a long hard day at work. Read More

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  • Check out La Villa in Mombaruzzo.  Look it up on TripAdvisor.  The ... The ... (right next door to Gaja) and a tour of Produtorri facilty.  Enjoy! &nbs Read More

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  • We are are going to this area in September. We have been to Italy 4 times but never to this region. We are winos and foodies and would like some ideas on where to stay in this area. We will have a car and any help would be aprreciated. Hotels recs would be welcome as there are many options out there are you know. Thank you in advance Read More

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  • Thanks for following up on the Gaja...have been meaning to try some all these years. Now that I have some cash they are all sold out of what I had my eye on at the Wine House (LA). I have a tasting at my place on 8/1, with an out of town guest coming in who relishes all things Italian. Might be a good spot for that '05, seems a good price. Read More

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  • I've always like Gruaud Larose. Was sorry to see my last '82 go last ... didn't respond about the Gaja BB suggestion... &nbs Read More

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  • If you really want me to I'll cull the list. Just saying, though, at first ... with, jump on that magnum of Gaja barbaresco, JD. I'm guessing you've not had it before.Will spend time pointing out how I'd approach gutting their stock later. Busy day at work right no Read More

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  • A ridiculous number of trigger pullworthies in this new offering, many in their ...;Gaja 2005 Barbaresco 1.5 L  |  11 in stock  |  $199.99 Galardi 2000 Campania Terra di Lavoro Roccamonfina 1.5L  |  1 in stock  |  $64.99 Galardi 2007 Campania Terra di Lavoro RoccamonfinaA blend of Aglianico and Piedirosso grown in volcanic soils in the hills of... Read More

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  • The 1997 Gaja Sori Tildin 6 bottles is "cheap" at the USD$1700 price point. Here in Oz a single Magnum of the 1998 Sori Tildin is A$650 (= USD$575) and a single bottle of 2009 is A$549 (=USD$500). The Barolos are similarly priced. Read More

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  • "Complexity is generally used to characterize something with many ... ... (12 bs)$1000-1500Angelo GajaPerhaps the biggest name in Italian winemaking, Angelo Gaja is credited with modernizing Barolo and Barbaresco, and earning the world’s recognition and respect for the quality and complexity of Italian wines. A trendsetter for many of the tec... Read More

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