Darioush Winery

Walking through the massive pillar-lined entrance to the Darioush Winery is a little intimidating. But you'll get the VIP treatment from the moment you're greeted with warm hospitality by one of the gracious hosts at the door of this impressive estate.

darioush wineryDarioush estate's architecture pays homage to Persepolis, the capital of ancient Persia. Photo credit: Jim G from Silicon Valley, CA CC BY 2.0

A Little Background

Founded in 1997, the magnificent Darioush winery was the vision of Darioush Khaledi, who left his native Iran and a successful engineering career seeking opportunity and freedom in the United States.

Darioush, along with winemaker Steve Devitt, saw potential to make world-class Bordeaux wines in the temperate climates of southern Napa Valley and atop Mount Veeder. Together, they crafted balanced wines with complexity, style and character. Early vintages of the flagship Darioush Signature Cabernet Sauvignon were critically acclaimed and given a coveted spot on Wine Spectator's Top 100 list. 

Today, Darioush winery continues to earn praise for beautifully blending centuries-old traditions in winemaking and exceptional experiences to its guests.

Darioush Vineyards and Wines

Darioush Winery's estate is made up of 120-acres, spanning the cooler, southern edge of Napa from high above Mount Veeder to Oak Knoll and south of Stags Leap.

Best known for Signature Cabernet Sauvignon, the winery has expanded to include Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and small lots of Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, Chardonnay and Shiraz.

Here's just a taste of some recent reviews:

"...seriously plummy and spice box-inspired nose with underlying baked blackberries ... floral undertones, finishing long and chewy."

Robert Parker Wine Advocate, 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Rated 98

"Intensely chalky tannins surround cedar and dried herb notes in this robustly built, concentrated and grippy wine. Weighty earthiness leads the way to flavors of tobacco, sage and black pepper, overshadowing the dense, black fruit."

Wine Enthusiast, Darioush 2018 Signature Cabernet Sauvignon, 90 Points

Your tasting options range from... a casual portfolio of wines in the Visitor Center... or a seated tasting with splendid garden views... to a fine wine and artisan cheese pairing, plus a walking tour of the winery.

darioush wineryExquisite tasting room at Darioush Winery. Photo © Zhukovsky

More to Explore at Darioush Winery

Want more? There are more delights for oenophiles and foodies alike. 

Estate Dinner Series

Fine wine connoisseurs will want to consider the Estate Dinner Series from summer through fall. Enjoy a multi-course dinner under the stars, prepared by the Executive Chef Sean Massey, and a tasting of the newest release of Darious II Cabernet Sauvignon, the winery's crown jewel. You'll marvel at the fascinating wine history revealed throughout the evening -- plus discover the legacy of Darioush Winery. 

Olive Oil Tasting Experience

Join Darioush winery's own olive oil expert, Orietta Gianjorio for a flavor-packed hour. You'll become a foodie in your own right when you learn how to compare several styles of locally grown aromatic EVOO. You'll also enjoy a tasting of several single-vineyard and Signature wines, paired with small bites.

Visit Darioush Winery

4240 Silverado Trail, Napa, CA * 707-257-2345 * darioush.com

Open daily 10:30am to 5:00pm. Closed major holidays. Make an appointment to visit.

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