Synonymous with outstanding Barbaresco, the Gaja winery has been owned and operated by five generations of the Family. In 1859 Giovanni Gaja established Gaja and at the end of the 19th century, the family began bottling and selling their wines, which was an innovative step at the time. The winery produces modern style Barbaresco D.O.C.G. and Barolo D.O.C.G. (Dagromis) as well as five single vineyard Nebbiolo wines: Sorì San Lorenzo, Sorì Tildìn, Costa Russi, Sperss and Conteisa. Beginning with the 1996 vintage, all of Gaja’s single-vineyard Nebbiolo wines have been labelled Langhe Nebbiolo D.O.C. The Gajas’ conviction that the Langhe terroir can produce outstanding wines is reflected not only in their Nebbiolo-based wines, but also in the wines they produce from nonindigenous varieties: Chardonnay,Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.