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About DAOU Vineyards & Winery

Brothers Georges and Daniel Daou have devoted their lives to producing first-growth wine from DAOU Mountain, fulfilling the Adelaida District's promise as the world's next benchmark for Bordeaux varieties.

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Gracefully perched atop a stunning promontory at 2,200 feet, the DAOU Spanish Colonial style winery is embraced by a tangible serenity. Hawks wheel and bank while the all-day sun caresses close planted rows of lush, emerald green vines. The 100 percent calcareous soil makes no sound as it parses out nourishment and only a gentle breeze flows up through the Templeton Gap from the Pacific Ocean. The quiet is bewitching; you want to lay down roots here, just as the nine year-old vines have done. But the sense of peace belies the serious industry at work on this 212 acre estate. No effort is spared to create the luscious varietals and blends that flow from this limited production winery.

features Notable Features
  • Architectural Appeal
  • Boutique Winery
  • Family Owned
  • Intimate Setting or Venue
  • Limited Production
  • Scenic View
  • Special Events
  • Sustainable
tours and tastings Tours & Tastings
  • Food & Wine Pairing
  • Olive Oil Tasting
  • Patio Tasting
  • Private Tastings
  • Public Tasting Room
  • Reservations Recommended
  • Wine & Cheese Pairing
  • Wine Club
  • Wine Tasting
varietals Varietals Offered
  • Bordeaux Blend
  • Cabernet Franc
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Chardonnay
  • Grenache Blanc
  • Pinot Noir
  • Rosé
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Zinfandel
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Roy N. Member Since 1/10/2017
Tasting Room Patio Wine & Food Pairings on 1/12/17 11:00 AM

It was relaxed and wonderful. Food pairing with wine.

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Eric C. Member Since 1/30/2017
Seated Tasting Flight - Tasting Room Patio on 1/30/17 2:00 PM

Killer views. Wonderful tasting room/outdoor area. Real deal was how wines tasted. (Ambience should never over-shadow the wine). I'm a Bordeaux fan. DAOU is impressive. And to realize that they have been making these wines for 8 (ish) years is..well..hats off to the the vintner. Food was such a surprise. A delicious surprise. My filet paired with the Cab Franc. Superlative. Cheers...!

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Maeve P. Member Since 7/23/2016
Tasting Flight - Onyx Bar on 1/30/17 12:00 PM

Wonderful experience

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Ron h. Member Since 4/13/2016
DAOU Club Members Patio- Wine & Food Pairing on 1/28/17 3:00 PM

Absolutely beautiful! Stunning views, great wines, and great service.

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John J. Member Since 1/4/2017
Tasting Flight - Onyx Bar on 1/28/17 1:00 PM

It was loud, crowded, and rushed given the Saturday afternoon crush of people. Wines are excellent but suggest you avoid the crowds and visit during an off-time - the tasting room and views are beautiful....the noise level and bustle was distracting to tasting the wines.

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Dean T. Member Since 12/21/2014
Tasting Room Patio Wine & Food Pairings on 1/26/17 1:00 PM

The view is spectacular! The staff was very helpful. The food and wine pairings made the experience the best of our trip!

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Warren S. Member Since 1/17/2017
Tasting Flight - Onyx Bar on 1/19/17 12:00 PM

Beautiful location, facility and wine what more can you want!

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Michael E. Member Since 11/3/2016
Seated Tastings for DAOU Club Members on 11/19/16 11:00 AM

The wine and the food is exquisite!

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Barry Minehart C. Member Since 12/20/2016
Seated Tastings on the DAOU Club Member Patio on 1/15/17 3:00 PM

Great wines and great hospitality plus amazing scenery make this the best wine tasting experience!

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Karen S. Member Since 1/15/2017
Seated Tastings on the DAOU Club Member Patio on 1/15/17 3:00 PM

Beautiful venue, great wines, and friendly, knowledgeable staff!!!

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David H. Member Since 1/11/2017
Tasting Flight - Onyx Bar on 1/15/17 3:00 PM

Daou went above and beyond for our group. We were escorted to a table outside with a beautiful view of the surrounding hills and vineyards. While it was a little chilly, our server Katherine was able to find a blanket for one in our party. She was always there just when we needed her and was very knowledgeable about all of the wines and the winery. We would definitely go back again.

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
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JENNIFER A. Member Since 7/13/2014
Tasting Flight - Onyx Bar on 1/13/17 3:00 PM

Over rated wines, beautiful atmosphere. We were there on a Friday afternoon and it was a zoo. We did the cheap tasting, $30pp. The place was loud and too crowded for what you were paying for. Great place to take out of town guests as it is beautiful. They started us off a hideous over ripe grenache blanc. I don't know why they would lead with that. Definitely spoiled my palate.

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Sheena K. Member Since 1/9/2017
Seated Tasting Flight - Tasting Room Patio on 1/09/17 3:00 PM

My experience with Daou was great. I just recently started wine tasting and Daou is one of the first few vineyards I have been to. They definitely set the bar high for future tastings. The location was absolutely beautiful and everything tasted so great. Our server, Bri, was so amazing about answering our questions and providing us with the history and even giving us a little tour to the bell.

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Gwen M. Member Since 12/25/2016
Tasting Room Patio Wine & Food Pairings on 1/06/17 11:00 AM

We were greeted immediately upon arrival and were shown to our table that was already set up. We decided to do the wine flight with cheese/meat platters. We were not disappointed. Gabe, our server, was fantastic. He gave us lots of history for each wine and made the experience that much more enjoyable.

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Ariel C. Member Since 12/28/2016
Tasting Flight - Onyx Bar on 12/31/16 4:00 PM

You cannot beat the view from Daou. It is absolutely gorgeous! The wine was great, although we were hurried through our tasting because they were closing early for NYE. I wish we could have had some more time to look around. Definitely will have to come back!

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Nancy K. Member Since 12/29/2016
Seated Tasting Flight - Tasting Room Patio on 12/29/16 3:00 PM

Daous winery is beautiful, reminded me of being on a hill top in Tuscany. However the service was terrible Our pourer was not knowledgeable and we waited for 20 minutes for our first pour

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Cheryl H. Member Since 2/27/2014
Seated Tasting Flight - Tasting Room Patio on 12/22/16 11:00 AM

The only negative is when they ask if you'd like to leave a tip on your bill. And they have the tip options already to check off on the bill. This is the only wine tasting room I have been to that does this. Pay in cash and you can avoid this! We were there for a tasting and purchased wine. No food was involved. Other than that the wine was excellent and the tasting room/patio is top notch.

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Cathie B. Member Since 7/1/2016
Wine & Food Pairing ~ Patio on 12/16/16 1:00 PM

The experience at Daou Vineyard and Winery is beyond every expectation. It is a very beautiful tasting room and the views atop the mountain are breathtaking. It ranks as my top destination in Paso Robles.

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Spencer K. Member Since 6/20/2016
Tasting Room Patio Wine & Food Pairings on 12/17/16 1:00 PM

I had an amazing experience with my parents. Even though it was cold when we were there, the views were amazing and the cheese plate and lunch were delicious. The Unbound red blend was our favorite wine in the tasting. We will be back.

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Jay S. Member Since 12/13/2016
Tasting Flight - Onyx Bar on 12/15/16 4:00 PM

Wonderful scenery, great wines, fabulous tasting room and accommodations, what's not to like? The only complaint might be the cost of tastings - $30 - $40 but it's really worth it considering the quality of experience.

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Anna P. Member Since 12/11/2016
Tasting Room Patio Wine & Food Pairings on 12/11/16 1:00 PM

The wine tasting areas are beautiful and the winery is located on a hill with an amazing view. The staff is friendly and the wine and food was great. The retail prices are more than shocking to me. I have never bought wine from a California winery, but in Europe you get excellent wine from well-known wineries for way less than the retail price ($10 to $20), when buying from winery directly.

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Cheri L. Member Since 12/11/2016
Tasting Flight - Onyx Bar on 12/11/16 11:00 AM

great, people, great wine, great location

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John R. Member Since 12/7/2016
DAOU Club Members Lounge- Wine & Food Pairing on 12/07/16 1:00 PM

Our wine and food pairing table was not in a member's lounge but at a table wedged between the tasting bar and a porch occupied by a loud tour group who could never seem to get the exterior door closed immediately behind us on a cold and breezy wet day. When we discovered that the pairing was one wine per meal, we shared a wine flight ($30), half the wine pp (or double the price) of standing.

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Sergio H. Member Since 10/11/2016
DAOU Club Members Lounge- Wine & Food Pairing on 12/04/16 3:00 PM

Beautiful. Great service and great wines.

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Kellie M. Member Since 11/30/2016
Tasting Room Patio Wine & Food Pairings on 12/01/16 1:00 PM

Walking into Daou, feels like you're entering a world of beauty, and serenity. It is so overwhelming beautiful and peaceful. We love the new seating areas outside, too. Sipping wine, and looking out over the hills. Amazing.

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Tyler S. Member Since 4/26/2013
DAOU Club Members Lounge- Wine & Food Pairing on 11/25/16 3:00 PM

Sarah was great! Extremely knowledgeable and overall wonderful to be around. She made the experience 5 stars!

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Rita F. Member Since 11/25/2016
Tasting Flight - Onyx Bar on 11/26/16 1:00 PM

The grounds are beautiful. The staff do their best to give you first class service, but could use a few more employees on the weekend.

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Oscar P. Member Since 10/26/2016
Wine and Food Pairing Experience on 11/22/16 11:00 AM

Gorgeous grounds, attention to detail service, fabulous wines, and amazing food. My wife and I found DAOU by chance in June of 2015. We loved it so much on the first visit that we joined one of the clubs. Most recently my parents were visiting from the east coast and we knew we had to bring them. We were fortunate enough to meet George Daou and our afternoon there is for the memory books! Thank u!

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Billie Sue R. Member Since 11/9/2016
DAOU Club Members Lounge- Wine & Food Pairing on 11/11/16 3:00 PM

We were celebrating my friend's 30th B-Day. We went to 3 wineries, Sextant, Adelaida and then Daou. We planned to have dinner at Daou, and you did not disappoint - it was fabulous!

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Darlene R. Member Since 10/17/2016
Seated Tastings for DAOU Club Members on 11/20/16 1:00 PM

Fun and informative

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Gabrielle A. Member Since 10/26/2016
Seated Tastings for DAOU Club Members on 11/19/16 11:00 AM

Beautiful stetting, amazing wine, amazing food. Worth the drive!

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Chris E. Member Since 11/19/2016
Seated Tasting Flight - Tasting Room Patio on 11/20/16 3:00 PM

Beautiful winery. A must see in PAso Robles

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Kim K. Member Since 11/14/2016
Wine and Food Pairing Experience on 11/17/16 1:00 PM

We look forward to travel the 6hrs to our favorite place. Knowing once we're there we feel right at home. Relaxed by the fire or enjoying the view with our favorite wine. The staff is always very knowledgeable and the food is wonderfully paired. I have introduced several friends that are now members. We stopped long ago going to other wineries cuz this is the best

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James R. Member Since 11/2/2016
DAOU Club Members Lounge- Wine & Food Pairing on 11/13/16 1:00 PM

We spent 3 hours tasting and eating cheeses and deli meats on prepared trays of food. It was an excellent time with a wonderful view!

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Ronald I. Member Since 11/8/2016
Seated Tasting Flight - Tasting Room Patio on 11/13/16 2:00 PM

Second time visiting DAOU and it was still just as great and scenic as I remember. I was a little sad to hear that construction on the Haciendas was stopped for another project, but hopefully that comes back. Sundays don't seem to be that busy so I was able to sneak in a quick rest at the lawn chairs with the view. Austin was a great and hospitable host. Shared a few stories that I won't forget.

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Matthew B. Member Since 11/6/2016
Seated Tasting Flight - Tasting Room Patio on 11/12/16 11:00 AM

Simply AWESOME. Can't wait to go back and experience the exclusive Club patio and tasting area.

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Ron H. Member Since 7/1/2016
Tasting Flight - Onyx Bar on 11/11/16 11:00 AM

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Victoria N. Member Since 3/24/2016
DAOU Club Members Lounge- Wine & Food Pairing on 11/12/16 1:00 PM

Visiting Daou Vineyards is a true treat for me and my family, we call it an escape from concrete jungle. The wines are exceptional. Mary and Jenny are very welcoming and absolutely the best! Since my very first visit to Daou, and becoming a member, I no longer drink any other wines.

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Pamela H. Member Since 11/7/2016
Seated Tasting Flight - Tasting Room Patio on 11/12/16 4:00 PM

Kara the server was wonderful. Our four tastings were at 4:00 and the kitchen was closed. Would have like a small cheese plate to accompany the wine tasting.

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Murray S. Member Since 10/20/2016
Seated Tasting Flight - Tasting Room Patio on 11/12/16 4:00 PM

This winery is absolutely astounding in the quality and uniqueness of its wines! They are remarkably drinkable for being so drinkable at an early age (2013 & 2014), though there's little doubt that they will improve immensely in their complexity and distinction as they age 5-10 years. The location and ambiance are breathtaking and well worth the trip in their own regard.

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DAOU Vineyards & Winery
2777 Hidden Mountain Road
Paso Robles, CA 93446
Today 3/29 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 3/30 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 3/31 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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