Project Description

DAOU Family Estates

Paso Robles, California

‘In pursuit of excellence, no expense is spared at DAOU’ – Wine Advocate

Founded by brothers Georges and Daniel Daou in 2009, DAOU Family Estates was created with the vision to make California “first growth” wine. Located in the Adelaida District of Paso Robles, DAOU Mountain provides the terroir to achieve this. Standing 2,200 feet above sea level, on calcareous clay soils that evoke Bordeaux’s Right Bank, the altitude supports the soils, providing the perfect terroir for the production of high-quality Cabernet Sauvignon. The estate was named a “jewel of ecological elements” by the father of modern American winemaking, André Tchelistcheff.

The winemaking vision of DAOU Family Estates, falls under Daniel’s meticulous guidance, he is relentless in his pursuit of absolute fruit purity, implementing an array of proprietary techniques and technologies to create one of the most rigorously innovative winemaking programs in the world. This obsessive approach has not gone unnoticed – DAOU Family Estates was recently nominated for Wine Enthusiast’s American Winery of the Year. 



DAOU Soul of a Lion

Awarded 98 points by influential US publication ‘The Tasting Panel’ Soul of a Lion is DAOU’s flagship wine.


DAOU Eye of the Falcon

Reserve Eye of the Falcon is an ode to the magnificent falcons that fly over DAOU Mountain—and how they are reminiscent of the skills of Winemaker Daniel Daou. True to its creative origins, Eye of the Falcon is a unique blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (75%) and Petit Verdot (25%).


DAOU Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

This is a magnificent and compelling Cabernet Sauvignon, with a silky texture and amazing ageing potential.

2018 (Half Bottle)

DAOU Reserve Chardonnay

Outstanding to drink now but with many years more in the bottle, this gorgeous Chardonnay is ripe with tropical fruit, balanced with French oak in the background.


Pessimist by DAOU

An outstanding and powerful blend lead by Syrah, from a powerhouse vintage, which is complex and shows purity of fruit.


DAOU Cabernet Sauvignon

Awarded 18+ points and a ‘Fifty Finest’ by Matthew Jukes this is an excellent Cabernet Sauvignon demonstrating Daou’s strengths.

2018 (Half Bottle)

DAOU Chardonnay

This pure, elegant wine shows what is possible from Chardonnay grown at select coastal sites in Paso Robles.



A Paso Robles rosé inspired by the iconic dry rosés of southern France. True to form, this wine is delightfully fragrant and floral, showing lovely aromas of fresh strawberry, sliced peach and watermelon.


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