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The Gaja family - Angelo in front, with from L-R Gaia, Giovanni, Lucia and Rossana

The beautiful Gaja winery is located in the heart of Barbaresco. Founded by Giovanni Gaja in 1859, it has been owned and operated by five generations of the Gaja family. It is now owned by Angelo Gaja, the founder’s great-grandson.

The slope up into the Pieve Santa Restituta - Santa Pietro cellars
Pieve Santa Restituta

The Pieve Santa Restituta estate in Montalcino produces three Brunello di Montalcino wines from across 65 acres of vineyard holdings and became part of the Gaja estate in 1994.

After no less than 18 trips to complete the negotiations, the purchase of the historic 100ha Bolgheri estate in Tuscany took place in 1996 and is now known as “Ca-marcanda” – the house of endless negotiations. It was then another six years before Italian architect Giovanni Bo would complete the design and construction of a state-of-the-art winery, bringing to life Angelo’s vision for the building to blend discreetly with its surrounding.  Built underground, the layout and design allows for the precision necessary to craft exceptional wines with minimal intervention.

Ca’Marcanda winery