Daniel Daou

"My heart belongs on DAOU Mountain. This love relationship is one that is never over bearing, never forceful or adulterated and always aims at allowing me to reflect the purest expression of this terroir in the glass."

Some are taught life skills, while others possess gifts that come naturally. Daniel combines the mindset of an engineer—honed through an engineering degree at the University of California San Diego—with the sensitivity of an artist. These providential gifts have enabled him to master both the science and creativity necessary to make transcendent wines. A visionary who discovered DAOU Mountain and embarked on a journey to produce world-class Cabernet Sauvignon, Daniel has elevated Paso Robles to a new level by becoming the region’s ambassador of Bordeaux varieties. His heart, however, lies primarily in the vineyard, where he spends the majority of his time living amongst the vines—attentive to every possibility for cultivating the purest expression of terroir.