Darioush Announces the Appointment of Wine Industry Veteran Chris Avery as President


Alongside the family, Avery will carry forward the vision of founders Darioush and Shahpar Khaledi for their esteemed Napa Valley estate 

NAPA, CA (March 25, 2024)—Today Darioush, a leading Cabernet estate in Napa Valley, announced the appointment of Chris Avery as President. Already a leading visionary in the industry, Avery will continue to enhance the global prestige, presence, and recognition for the family-owned and operated brand. 

Avery has worked in the wine industry for nearly 20 years, and he most recently served as the President of Patrimony Estate and Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at DAOU Vineyards and Winery. Prior to that, he served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Opus One and held leadership roles at Hundred Acre Wine Group and Jordan Vineyard & Winery. 

“Chris has decades of experience working with iconic wine brands that are household names for lovers of luxury, high-end Cabernet Sauvignon,” said proprietor Darioush Khaledi. “He joins our highly dynamic, long-tenured team of senior managers, including our daughter Sally, and will continue to evolve the Darioush brand and embrace our mission of creating unparalleled wine, and delivering one-of-a-kind hospitality experiences to our guests.” 

“I have nothing but deep respect and admiration for the business that Darioush and his wife Shahpar Khaledi have built in Napa Valley, and it is with a sense of great honor and pride that I join the team at Darioush,” added Avery. “I am excited to join both the team and the family in deepening the brand’s roots and helping it grow in the years to come.” 

About Darioush 

Darioush, an estate winery in Napa Valley, was founded in 1998 by Darioush and Shahpar Khaledi and provides visitors an intimate, welcoming, and a worldly escape in the heart of Napa Valley. Bridging old world traditions with new world winemaking, Darioush’s portfolio of wines are known for their individualism, ambition, complexity and gravitas. Operating at the highest level of quality for everything they do, from wine production, culinary offerings, and hospitality, Darioush sets the stage for world class, modern luxury in wine country. To purchase wines, reserve an experience or more information, please visit darioush.com.