Roughly 150 years ago in the Piemonte region of Italy, Giovanni Gaja was making wines for a tavern in Barbaresco to compliment the food. This would ultimately lead to Giovanni founding his own winery in 1859. These wines would then go on to become some of the very first wines to be bottled and sold outside of the region. Currently, Angelo Gaja is now the owner and president of Gaja Winery. Angelo Gaja started his winemaking career at the ripe old age of 21 and is known for developing new wine making techniques and revolutionizing the winemaking process in Italy. The nickname people have given him is “the undisputed king of Barbaresco.” One of Angelo’s contributions to the wine world is introducing malolactic fermentation to Piemonte. This process is also commonly known as secondary fermentation that converts tart-tasting malic acid in the grape must to a softer lactic acid. To this day, Angelo Gaja and his daughter, Gaia, continue to advance their legacy in the wine world!
What to Expect
This event is aimed to host a select gathering of like-minded wine and food lovers who are eager to share wine, stories, laughter, and friendship. We welcome you whether you are an entry-level wine drinker or a well-traveled wine connoisseur. The wines we will sample are carefully hand selected by our premier wine buying team. Please, consider joining us in the midst of a busy week to unwind and take a break from the routines of your normal day to sample some amazing wines while listening to an incredibly well-informed speaker about regions and varietals you may not yet have visited or tasted.