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garage in rural San Diego, tending to a one-acre vineyard of Cabernet Sauvignon, and reading every book he could find about winemaking. He knew he was destined to be a winemaker and knew it was time to start a winery. The brothers set forth to find an unrivaled terroir for producing Cabernet Sauvignon, a quest that led them to a place of foretold greatness: DAOU Mountain. Decades earlier, renowned wine-making authority, André Tchelistcheff hailed the mountain as “a jewel of ecological elements.”
DAOU was officially founded in 2007 after the brothers purchased DAOU Mountain, opening up an untapped world-class terroir in the Adelaida District of Paso Robles. The brother's dream of bringing joy and pleasure to people around the world was finally a reality.