DAOU Vineyards stands alone at an elevation of 2,200 feet, the mountain mostly contains calcareous clay soil, which yield high quality fruit that is carefully hand picked. This leads to elegant and memorable wines. Here, the calcareous clay soil is comparable to Bordeaux’s Right Bank, while the buffered Pacific microclimate is similar to Saint Helena – a perfect confluence of elements. DAOU Mountain is blessed with extraordinary phenolic output, yielding some of the darkest, most deeply textured wines in the world. These wines are never acidified, as the ideal level of acidity comes naturally.
The stunning view from DAOU Mountain across the rest of the Paso Robles region will leave a dramatic impression on you.
Wine Tasting Experience
Come savor a diverse flight of wines from our coveted DAOU Reserve and DAOU Estate tiers, all with the option of enhancing the moment with light bites. After your tasting, you may also indulge in a Food & Wine Pairing selected by our Estate Chef. A reserved seated tasting adds a luxurious touch as you enjoy your flight on our mountain overlook patio or by our cozy fireside.
$40 per person.
The Vintage Retrospective Experience
Savor the staying power of DAOU wines. After welcoming you with a taste of our DAOU wine, we will escort you on an ATV to a private ride overlooking the estate vineyard, if weather permitting. Here, you will experience a DAOU Estate Wine Tasting from the library of proprietors Georges and Daniel Daou, illustrating how each vintage generously evolves in the bottle. Each wine will be accentuated with pairings curated by our Estate Chef.
$95 per person & $75 for members (two tastings waived upon joining membership). Please allow 90-120 minutes. Available Monday through Friday.
Brothers Georges 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. During this private guided tasting, you will walk in their footsteps—from the rich history of the mountain to the unique growing conditions that drive the excellence of DAOU Cabernet Sauvignon.
Your experience is an intimate seated tasting of four Cabernet-based wines, including our highly coveted DAOU Estate Soul of a Lion. $65 per person-$50 members (two tastings waived upon joining membership). Please allow 90 minutes.
Cheese & Charcuterie Experience
Tantalize your palate as we present you with a cheese & charcuterie flight expertly paired with five DAOU selections, including our highly coveted DAOU Estate wines. Your communal experience begins with a guided walk around introduction to the unique journey of DAOU. Next, you will return to enjoy a seated wine tasting featuring a range of fine artisanal cheeses and charcuterie, all led by a personal wine educator.
$55 per person & $35 for members (two tastings waived upon joining membership).
Culinary Pairing Experience
Elevate your senses as we treat you to a perfect pairing of wine, cuisine and limitless views on the crown of DAOU Mountain. Select your own prix fixe flight of three progressive pairings from a menu of options curated by our Estate Sommelier and Estate Chef. This experience is a tribute to the Lebanese culinary heritage of the Daou family.
$75 per guest (one tasting waived upon joining membership). Please allow 60 - 75 minutes. Available between 11:00 am and 4:00 pm daily.
Make your visit to DAOU Mountain a relaxing and restorative experience. In private Adirondack chairs with panoramic above-the-clouds views, savor a picnic basket filled with local artisan cheeses, charcuterie, fresh fruit, salad and a French baguette—all paired with a refreshing bottle of DAOU Reserve Chardonnay. Your Wine Educator is here to make your experience memorable—otherwise enjoy an uninterrupted escape that is all your own.
$195 for guests & $150 for members. Experience accomodates 2 - 4 guests. Please allow 60 - 75 minutes. This experience is available from March through October.
Tasting Price: $$ - $$$
Cabernet Comprehensive - Tour followed by a flight of 4 Cabernet wines to taste.
Tasting Price: $65
This winery offers Cheese Platters at the tasting room or restaurant.
This winery offers event space on their property. Learn about hosting weddings, private parties, company meetings or custom events.
This winery offers a variety of wines paired with food.
This winery offers cured or smoked meats in addition to their wines.
This winery is known for its Great Views on the property.
There are areas to relax, eat and drink outside.
There is a restaurant on-site.
This winery offers wine tastings on the property either by walk-in or appointment.
- Dessert Wines
- Dry Red Wines
- Dry White Wines
- Port-Style Wines
- Red Wines
- White Wines
Does Daou ever have live music during the day on a regular basis.