Gaia Gaja had a wine named in her honor (GAIA & REY Chardonnay) even before she took her first steps. Born in Barbaresco, in Italy8217;s renowned Piedmont region, Gaia Gaja is the fifth generation of her family to work at the Gaja Winery. Gaia Gaja, older daughter of Angelo and Lucia Gaja, joined the Gaja Winery full-time in January 2005. Over the years, the Gajas acquired some of the finest vineyards in the Langhe. Today, the Gaja Winery owns 250 acres of vineyards in the Barbaresco district (Barbaresco and Treiso) and the Barolo district (Serralunga d8217;Alba and La Morra). http://www.terlatowines.com/wines/italy/gaja/fact_sheet.asp?Id=11;
 
The Gaja Winery was founded in Barbaresco in 1859 by Giovanni Gaja, a local grape grower, and has been owned and managed continuously by the Gaja family. Gaia8217;s grandmother, Clotilde Rey (the 8220;Rey8221; in GAI

Gaja Winery, founded in Barbaresco in 1859
Gaja family heritage roots in the Piedmont soil
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