DAOU Family Estates

DAOU Mountain rises from the heart of the Adelaida District in the rugged coast range in West Paso.

  • About
  • Vineyard Details
  • Press & Accolades
  • About
    Family owned and operated, DAOU Family Estates is committed to producing collectible, world-class wines 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.” As stewards of this beautiful terroir, the Daou brothers’ vision is to produce California “first-growth” wine, fulfilling the Adelaida District’s destiny as the world’s next benchmark for Bordeaux varieties.
  • Vineyard Details
    • The DAOU 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
  • Accolades

    • 2017 Estate Soul of a Lion, Robert Parker Wine Advocate, 97 Points
    • 2017 Estate Mayote, Jeb Dunnuck, 95 Points
    • 2018 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon , Robert Parker Wine Advocate, 93-95+ Points
    • 2018 Estate Soul of a Lion, Jeb Dunnuck, 94-96+
    • 2018 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Robert Parker Wine Advocate, 93-95 Points

    DAOU Wines

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