With their reputation as innovators in Italy, the Gaja’s have spent the last 15 years focusing their attention on studying ways to mitigate the effects of climate change on their vineyards.
The Gaja family is committed to the highest standards of quality winemaking. The purpose of their work is to understand, protect and grow the life enclosed in every vineyard for the exclusive production of our wines. While the family’s methods do not fall into categories or labels of biodynamic or organic, Gaja’s main philosophy is resiliency, allowing the vines to become stronger and defend themselves on their own, without any intervention.
“We consider each single vineyard as a precious independent organism; a universe where forms of life coexist. The purpose of the our work is to understand, protect and grow the life enclosed in every vineyard for the exclusive production of our wines. That is why, in order to take care of the soil and minimize our action in the vineyards, we have developed different projects, such as composting, the absence of chemicals and pesticides, as well as the preservation of the most ancient vineyards which represent an inestimable heritage to be safeguarded inside our nurseries. As with vine growing, winemaking is also inspired by the respect for nature and its times.
Together with our long-standing collaborators, we feel as the custodians of the land’s beauty and culture. Several researchers and scholars specializing in different subjects, from botany to entomology, have been working with us, so that the synergy between traditional knowledge and experimentation can promote the constant evolution of our productive approach.”