DAOU Vineyards & Winery

DAOU is driven to fulfill the Adelaida District’s promise as the world’s next benchmark for Bordeaux

  • About
  • Wines Produced
  • Events
  • Press & Accolades
  • About
    In 2007, brothers Georges Daou and Daniel Daou set forth across California to find an unrivaled terroir for producing Cabernet Sauvignon, a quest that led them to a place of foretold greatness: DAOU Mountain in the Adelaida District.
    Here, their vision is to make California “first growth” wine, fulfilling the district’s promise as the world’s next benchmark for Bordeaux varieties; Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc.
    DAOU Mountain stands alone at an elevation of 2,200 feet, rising from the heart of the rugged coastal range west of Paso Robles. The mountain’s calcareous clay soils are comparable to St. Emilion, while its temperate climate closely mirrors St. Helena, Napa. This providential confluence of elements produces wines of elegance, immensity and length.
    Experience DAOU at our mountaintop estate, where you will enjoy an above-the-clouds view that one veteran wine critic called “a candidate for one of the top 10 most beautiful vineyard vistas in the world.”
    Here, you may create your own curated itinerary, from tasting flights to wine pairings featuring fresh, seasonal dishes prepared by our culinary team. Additional options include hosted educational wine pairings with artisanal cheeses as well as charcuterie. We also invite you to stroll our grounds and savor the panoramic ambiance of our estate vineyard and olive groves, all set amid a majestic backdrop of mountain ranges and woodland wilderness.
    Welcome to the sanctuary of DAOU Mountain.
  • Wines Produced
    Bordeaux-Style Blend
    Cabernet Franc
    Cabernet Sauvignon
    Chardonnay
    Malbec
    Merlot
    Sauvignon Blanc
  • Events

    Harvest Weekend Celebration

    Sun | Oct 15, 2017
  • Press & Accolades
  • Press

    • Aug 2016 | Jeb Dunnuck, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, August 2016
    • Aug 2016 | Frederick L. Dame, Master Sommelier
    • Apr 2016 | Matt Kettmann, Wine Enthusiast
    • Dec 2013 | Connoisseurs’ Guide to California Wine, December 2013

    Accolades

    • DAOU ESTATE CUVÉE LIZZY 2014, WINE ENTHUSIAST, Apr 2017, 95 POINTS
    • DAOU ESTATE PATRIMONY 2015, Robert Parker, Aug 2016, 96 - 99
    • DAOU ESTATE PATRIMONY 2014, Robert Parker, Aug 2016, 97-99 POINTS
    • DAOU ESTATE PATRIMONY 2013, Robert Parker, Aug 2016, 96-99 POINTS
    • DAOU ESTATE SOUL OF A LION 2015, ROBERT PARKER, Aug 2016, 93-95 + POINTS
    • DAOU ESTATE SOUL OF A LION 2014, ROBERT PARKER, Aug 2016, 94-96 + POINTS
    • DAOU ESTATE SOUL OF A LION 2013, ROBERT PARKER, Aug 2016, 96 POINTS
    • DAOU ESTATE MAYOTE 2015, ROBERT PARKER, Aug 2016, 92-94 POINTS
    • DAOU ESTATE MAYOTE 2014, ROBERT PARKER, Aug 2016, 97 POINTS
    • DAOU ESTATE MAYOTE 2013, ROBERT PARKER, Aug 2016, 93 POINTS
    • DAOU ESTATE CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2015, ROBERT PARKER, Aug 2016, 92-94 POINTS
    • DAOU ESTATE CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2014, ROBERT PARKER, Aug 2016, 94 POINTS
    • DAOU ESTATE CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2013, ROBERT PARKER, Aug 2016, 93 POINTS
    • DAOU ESTATE CUVÉE LIZZY 2015, ROBERT PARKER, Aug 2016, 92-94 POINTS
    • DAOU ESTATE MICHO 2014, ROBERT PARKER, Aug 2016, 95 POINTS
    • DAOU ESTATE MICHO 2013, ROBERT PARKER, Aug 2016, 92-94 POINTS
    • DAOU ESTATE CABERNET FRANC 2015, ROBERT PARKER, Aug 2016, 93-95 POINTS
    • DAOU ESTATE CABERNET FRANC 2014, ROBERT PARKER, Aug 2016, 95 POINTS
    • DAOU ESTATE SAUVIGNON BLANC 2015, ROBERT PARKER, Aug 2016, 91 POINTS
    • DAOU RESERVE CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2015, ROBERT PARKER, Aug 2016, 92-94 POINTS
    • DAOU RESERVE CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2014, ROBERT PARKER, Aug 2016, 93 POINTS
    • DAOU RESERVE SEVENTEEN FORTY 2015, ROBERT PARKER, Aug 2016, 92-94 POINTS
    • DAOU RESERVE SEVENTEEN FORTY 2014, ROBERT PARKER, Aug 2016, 95 POINTS
    • DAOU RESERVE CHARDONNAY 2015, ROBERT PARKER, Aug 2016, 90-92 POINTS
    • DAOU CHEMIN DE FLEURS 2014, CGCW, Aug 2016, 95 POINTS
    • DAOU CHEMIN DE FLEURS 2013, CGCW, Aug 2016, 95 POINTS
    • DAOU CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2015, ROBERT PARKER, Aug 2016, 90-92 POINTS
    • DAOU CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2014, ROBERT PARKER, Aug 2016, 90 POINTS
    • DAOU PESSIMIST 2015, ROBERT PARKER, Aug 2016, 90-92 POINTS
    • DAOU PESSIMIST 2014, ROBERT PARKER, Aug 2016, 90 POINTS
    • DAOU RESERVE ZINFANDEL 2012, WINE ENTHUSIAST, Apr 2016, 90 POINTS
    • DAOU RESERVE AUX 2012, WINE ENTHUSIAST, Apr 2016, 92 POINTS
    • DAOU RESERVE PINOT NOIR 2012, WINE ENTHUSIAST, Apr 2016, 92 POINTS