Brothers Georges Daou and Daniel Daou set forth across the globe 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 of Paso Robles. DAOU is a family owned and operated winery committed to producing collectible, world-class wine to rival the most respected appellations in the world. Situated on a 212-acre hilltop estate, our remarkable geology, favorable microclimate, and 2,200 feet elevation were once described by renowned California winemaker André Tchelistcheff as “a jewel of ecological elements.”
DAOU's Estate vineyard spans 112 acres on DAOU Mountain at 2,200 feet above sea level, in the heart of the coastal range just 14 miles from the ocean. Here, calcareous soils are pitched along slopes reaching nearly 60 degrees. These distinct growing conditions converge to create a terroir of symmetry, power and purity.
First Date Planted: 2008
Last Date Planted: 2016
Row Orientations: East-West, North-South
Row Spacings: 6x3, 6.5x3, 8x4
Trellis Type: VSP (Vertical Shoot Positioning)
Rootstock: 420A, 1103P
Irrigated/Dry Farmed: Mostly Dry Farmed depending on the year.
Soil Types: Calcareous Clay
Slope Description: 28-56% (that's percent - not degrees)
Aspect: South, Southeast, Southwest
Harvest Method: Hand-picked
Press & Accolades
2017 Estate Soul of a Lion, Robert Parker Wine Advocate, 97 Points