Patrimony Estate

In the end, this land is not ours—it is an inheritance forged by faith, family and heritage. We are called to be its shepherds, and to prepare it for those who come after. Patrimony is the summit of this calling.

With this wine, we aim to provide pleasure in the deepest sense of the word, signifying purity and grace. And through such pleasure, we achieve purpose: to leave a lasting mark that all may enjoy.

Patrimony is the creation of brothers Georges Daou and Daniel Daou, proprietors of DAOU Vineyards & Winery.

Hailing from Lebanon by way of Paris, France, Georges and Daniel moved to the United States as young men and soon achieved business success. But that was just the beginning. From their family history and worldview was now imagined a fearless goal—to produce the world’s finest Cabernet Sauvignon, and to curate a lifestyle to match. From terroir to winemaking to architecture, they leave no detail unexplored, so that this wine, and this place, may never fail to astonish.


George J. Daou

Daniel J. Daou

GEORGES J. DAOU

Georges is a creative visionary and a man of many interests. He holds a degree in engineering and maintains a passion for polo. Yet it was only on DAOU Mountain that Georges discovered his true destiny. “The raw jewels of this mountain have been here for thousands of years,” Georges says. “But it will take great imagination to unlock the full truth of this terroir. This is the quest we are wholly engaged in.”

DANIEL J. DAOU

Daniel combines the mindset of an engineer—honed through an engineering degree—with the sensitivity of an artist. These providential gifts have enabled him to master both the science and creativity necessary to make transcendent wines. Daniel’s heart lies primarily in the vineyard, where he spends his time living amongst the vines—attentive to every possibility for cultivating the purest expression of terroir.