People

We are made up of a group of committed individuals dedicated to the common goals of creating first-growth wines from the Adelaida district of Paso Robles, elevating the standards and expectations of the wine industry and developing an ideal work environment.

Karen Hunt, President, Global Distribution

On a brisk Spring morning in 2010, Karen sat on top of DAOU Mountain on the back of a pick-up truck and took in the view. To her right was Georges Daou. To her left, Daniel. She listened as they shared their vision for the Mountain, for the wines, for Paso Robles. “This is the perfect place for the Tasting Room...” she recalls Georges saying and as they stepped out into the vineyards, she was inspired by Daniel’s passion as he described the vines he would plant and the reverence he had for this Mountain. 
 
As a veteran in the wine business, Karen knew something special when she saw it. More than just a winery–a vision by two brothers to create something completely out of the ordinary. This was the moment Karen realized her faith in DAOU Mountain and the promise of the Adelaida District of Paso Robles. Her intuition told her something critics would soon realize–DAOU wines will rival some best of the world.

Karen is the voice for the family and our wines across the world. She answered her calling to be a part of the Daou legacy and has savored every minute of the journey.