The moment the Daou brothers first set eyes on this staggering mountain in the heart of the Adelaida District, they recognized it as the place they imagined all along.

Life Abroad

As children growing up in Lebanon, Georges and Daniel fell in love with the rural way of life during visits to their grandfather’s ancient olive groves. Their world was turned upside down, however, when the Daou family home was struck by an errant rocket at the start of the Lebanese civil war.

Rural Roots

The Daous were forced to emigrate to Paris and later moved to Southern France. It was here — surrounded by vineyards that reminded them of their childhood — that Georges and Daniel first began to dream of a life in wine.

American Triumph 

Georges and Daniel came to the United States to study engineering at the University of California San Diego and graduated at the top of their classes. Industrious and driven to succeed, they soon started their own networking technology company.

The Dream

Ten years later they would find themselves at the height of their industry and ready to return to their roots. It was now time for their winemaking dream to prevail.