Black Angus Steakhouse announced today its partnership with DAOU Vineyards—an unrivaled, family-owned Paso Robles estate—to offer its highly sought after varietals to its guests. With a shared vision of creating a product that is high end yet attainable, the 54-year old restaurant chain and the celebrated winery make the perfect pairing for those seeking rich, delectable wines to complement their meal.
“Black Angus is very selective when it comes to the wines offered on our wine list. We don’t want to overwhelm our guests, so we seek an exclusive selection of popular, yet affordable wines that we know will enhance their meal choice,” says Chris Ames, CEO, Black Angus Steakhouse. “We have had our eye on DAOU for some time because of its accolades in the industry as well as the brand’s story premise.”
Born in Lebanon, Georges and Daniel Daou were forced to flee with their family to France at the start of the Lebanese Civil War. There, they developed a love for the vineyards that recalled their grandfather’s olive groves. As college students, they emigrated to California to study engineering at the University of California San Diego, and, after successful careers in the tech industry, eventually returned to their passion: wine and its elements. Captivated by the Adelaida District’s unrivaled growing conditions for producing Cabernet Sauvignon, the brothers discovered what is now DAOU Mountain, home to an unparalleled terroir built on a family legacy and an extreme passion for ever-evolving quality.
“When we were dreaming up the idea of a family-owned winery, Daniel and I would meet at the local San Diego Black Angus Steakhouse and sketch out our vision on the napkins in the bar,” says Georges Daou, co-owner DAOU Vineyards & Winery. “We dreamed that one day we could offer impeccable wines to restaurant-goers at an attainable price. As our selections have made their way on to the Black Angus Steakhouse wine menu, our plans have come full circle—and we hope guests will continue to enjoy our wines both at the restaurant and at home.”
The DAOU wine included on the Black Angus wine menu will include for now the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon—robust and full-bodied, the affordable luxury Cabernet Sauvignon earns upwards of 92 points, year after year.
To celebrate the partnership, Black Angus hosted a VIP wine pairing dinner at its recently remodeled Lakewood, California location for media and influencers. Georges Daou presented wines alongside specially curated dishes by Black Angus corporate chef, David Bolosan. The brands plan to host more paired dinners in other markets through 2019.
Black Angus has 44 locations across California, Washington, Arizona, New Mexico, Alaska, and Hawaii.