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DAOU Vineyards

Paso Robles

Our Story

Brothers Georges 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. Standing alone at 2,200 feet, this remarkable mountain was once described by André Tchelistcheff, legendary winemaking authority, as “a jewel of ecological elements.”

Meet the Winemaker

Daniel J. Daou, the co-proprietor of DAOU Family Estates in the Adelaida District of Paso Robles, is a renowned winemaker known for creating the luxury Cabernet revolution in Paso Robles. Growing up the larger part of his childhood in France, Daniel developed a love for wine at a very young age. He immigrated to California to attend the University of California San Diego where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering. At the young age of 21 years old, he co-founded DAOU Systems with his brother which became the leader in Hospital Systems Integration within 10 years. After taking his company public in 1997 and having it be the 5th best performing IPO that year, he decided to retire to pursue his dream of becoming a winemaker. Daniel is a true visionary who saw the immense potential of Paso Robles and the legendary terroir on what is now DAOU Mountain. A trained engineer with an artistic eye and palate, Daniel’s highly rated and revered wines have been declared by the world’s foremost wine critics as “rivaling the best wines in the world”. Daniel is the first and only winemaker to receive 100 points on Bordeaux varieties in the Paso Robles region. With the highest scoring Cabernet Sauvignon in the Central Coast region, Daniel’s track record of impeccable quality in the fine wine world continues to garner accolades from both critics and consumers alike. Consistently scoring at the top of peer-to-peer rated apps, the swell of support for Daniel and his wines has extraordinary momentum and the wines are allocated in all channels. Daniel truly believes in the Paso Robles region, and founded the Paso Robles CAB Collective, a grassroot, non-profit organization of winemakers designed with the belief that the Paso Robles AVA can produce wines that are worthy of international acclaim and able to rival the best Cabernet Sauvignon wines in the world.


  • Wine Club
  • Scenic Views
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Indoor Seating
  • Pet Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Unique Architecture
  • Gift Shop
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Large Groups OK
  • RV/Bus Parking
  • Event Space


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