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Persian inspired winery architecture in the Napa Valley

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Darioush Persian style winery on the Silverado Trail in the Napa ValleyOne of Napa Valley’s most visually stunning wineries, 22,000-square-foot Darioush evokes Persepolis, the great Persian capital of ancient times. The winery is a graceful gathering of monumental freestanding columns, yellow travertine stone, fountains, lush gardens, and even an amphitheatre for events and performances.
Darioush visitor centerYet the architecture, with its clean and lean lines, maintains a modern sensibility. Inside, the visitor center is dazzling, a wide-open space filled with vibrant color, big marble columns, comfortable and modern Italian leather couches, gorgeous art, and a cascading fall of water.
Owner Darioush Khaledi grew up in one of Iran’s premier wine-growing regions, Shiraz, and consequently developed a passion for wine at an early age. Arriving in Southern California in the early 1970s, he purchased a grocery store and spent the next few decades transforming it into a grocery empire.
Darioush Persian style winery on the Silverado Trail in the Napa ValleyWhen he turned his attention to making wine, his goal was simple: producing the best wines in the most beautiful setting possible.

Fascinating Fact:

The travertine stone used in the winery comes from the same quarry that provided the stone that built Persepolis centuries ago.
Amenities: Winemaker dinners. Concierge service. Art exhibits. Gift shop.
Founded: 1997
Signature Wines: Viognier, Duel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc
Wine Tasting: Basic, no appointment needed. Pairings and all other tastings by appointment only.
Hours: Daily, 10:30-5 (closed Holidays).
4240 Silverado Trail
Napa, CA 94558

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Suzie Rodriguez writes about travel, food, and wine from her home in the wine-country town of Sonoma, California. You can follow her travels and musings at The Culinary Gadabout.

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