Gaja is perhaps America’s most well-known Italian winery. The winery has been family-owned since the 1850s and under the control of the charismatic Angelo Gaja since the '60s. Originating in Barbaresco, their primary wines are all from that area –the most notable single vineyards are Sorí Tildin, Sorí San Lorenzo, and Costa Russi. Since working in the winery, Angelo has been at the forefront of change within the region. His wines in the '70s and '80s are considered some of the greatest made in that area and have proven to age at a glacial rate. They’re delicious, big, and still very fresh.