Darioush is a story of the harmonious blending of traditions, a culture of graciousness and thoughtfulness and one rooted in the ideals of individualism and opportunity. Winemaker, Darioush Khaledi made a passionate global multi-year search for the world’s ultimate wine estate before settling on Darioush, which is one of the few “Destination Wineries” along the Silverado Trail.
Instilled at an early age with the winemaking craft of his father, he was inspired by wine culture in the literary city Shiraz, in modern day Iran, and the ancient city of Persepolis. He became a lifelong collector, seeking out old world wines infused with a tradition and energized by modern technique. Aspiring to the ideals of the American Dream, he immigrated to America to seek out opportunities others overlooked.
Founded in 1997 by Darioush Khaledi and his wife Shahpar, Darioush is where they began to realize a lifelong aspiration to share the art, architecture, wine, craftsmanship and culture that inspired their journey.