Angelo Gaja was born in 1940 in Alba, Piedmont region, Italy. He received a degree in enology from the Enology High School “Umberto I” in Alba and a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Turin.

In 1961, he joined the family company and in 1969, he took over the management of the renowned Gaja wineries. Married to Lucia, who helps him manage the company, they have three children: Gaia, Rossana and Giovanni, who are all passionate about their involvement in the family business.

The Gaja family owns the Gaja wineries, located in Barbaresco (Piedmont), Pieve Santa Restituta winery in Montalcino (Tuscany) and the Ca’ Marcanda winery in Castagneto Carducci (Tuscany).