Born in Iran, with an entrepreneurial spirit, Darioush Khaledi left behind a successful engineering career and emigrated to the United States seeking opportunity, freedom and personal liberty. An avid collector of Bordeaux since the 1960’s, his eponymous winery was founded in 1997, with winemaker Steve Devitt focusing intently on site selection in the cooler microclimates of Southern Napa Valley.
The estate is comprised of 120-acres in total, spanning the saddle lands of Southern Napa from high atop Mount Veeder to Oak Knoll and south of Stag’s Leap. Influenced by tradition and energized by modern technique, Darioush’s winemaking philosophy focuses on blending vineyard sites and varietals to achieve balance, concentration and refinement. While fine wines reflect great vineyards, Darioush believes they also express the individualism and character of the people behind them. In addition to Cabernet Sauvignon, the flagship wine of the estate, Darioush is acclaimed for Viognier, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Shiraz.
Darioush is both a destination and a journey – a blending of traditions and culture where all who visit feel the warmth of their gracious hospitality.
Unique, world-class wine experiences set them apart from all others, we suggest booking an appointment for:
- The Portfolio Tasting, a flight of the Signature Series wines
- By Invitation Only, a food + rare vintage pairing hosted in Darioush’s personal wine cellar
- Culture of Wine Experience, blending rich history and wine exploration, hosted by Resident Wine Historian Nina Wemyss
Join Darioush for an experience like no other – a flourish of heritage, a worldly perspective shared by curious explorers.
Darioush is one of the preferred wineries on the Michel Rolland Selection.
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