Five Generations of GAJA (SOLD OUT)
Saturday June 10 | 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Piedmont-based producer GAJA is known for striking a fine balance between innovation and tradition, and for consistently producing wines of enviable quality.
The family-owned estate, established in 1859 by Giovanni Gaja, is now run by Gaia Gaja, daughter of the legendary Angelo Gaja, and the fifth generation to take the winery’s helm.
During this masterclass, Gaia will bring to life the estate’s winemaking philosophy: to create authentic, terroir-expressive wines, each imbued with the tradition and culture of its region. The ten wines – including four iconic Barbaresco bottlings and the Cabernet Sauvignon-based Darmagi – will showcase the estate’s breadth of terroirs.
A masterclass that no Italian wine lover will want to miss.
Price: $295 per ticket (+ tax)
Time: 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Speaker: Gaia Gaja, Co-owner of GAJA
Host: Clive Pursehouse, US Editor, Decanter
WINES TO TASTE:
- GAJA, Barbaresco, Piedmont, Italy 2020
- Ca’Marcanda Camarcanda, Bolgheri, Tuscany, Italy 2020
- Pieve Santa Restituta Rennina, Brunello di Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy 2018
- GAJA, Costa Russi, Barbaresco, Piedmont, Italy 2016
- GAJA, Sorì Tildìn, Barbaresco, Piedmont, Italy 2016
- GAJA, Sorì San Lorenzo, Barbaresco, Piedmont, Italy 2016
- GAJA, Sperss, Barolo, Piedmont, Italy 1991
- GAJA, Darmagi, Langhe, Piedmont, Italy 1982
- GAJA, Gaia & Rey, Langhe, Piedmont, Italy 2002
- GAJA, Alteni di Brassica, Langhe, Piedmont, Italy 1992
Before she moved into the family business, Gaia Gaja, with an economics degree from the University of Pavia under her belt, spent a year in San Francisco working in the wine trade – until her father, winemaking legend Angelo Gaja, convinced her to return to Italy and take up the reins at the family-run estate. Over the last two decades, Gaia Gaja has been involved in all aspects of the family wine business, working alongside siblings Rossana and Giovanni. As well as overseeing the family’s properties in Piedmont, Tuscany and Sicily’s Mount Etna, she travels the globe as the winery’s ambassador.
Clive is the US Editor for Decanter and the Regional Editor for Washington and Oregon states. He grew up in a working class household and did not discover the joy of wine until moving to the Pacific Northwest in 2003. Shortly thereafter Clive launched an online publication exploring the wines of the Northwest. Prior to joining Decanter he was the Culture Editor for the road cycling lifestyle magazine Peloton for 10 years.