Allen Papp has always considered people to be his calling. Drawn to the country’s rapidly evolving wine industry early in his career, he put his calling to use, beginning to cultivate meaningful relationships throughout the community. In 1999, Allen read an intriguing story about a brave new winery and the man behind it. Darioush Khaledi’s drive and his vision of bringing a refreshingly original experience to Napa Valley spoke to him, and Allen soon became one of the winery’s earliest employees, pouring some of the very first glasses for our very first guests.
Over the years, many of those early guests have grown to become loyal collectors and cherished friends of the winery. As our Vice President of Global Sales, Allen has fostered thousands of long-standing relationships with collectors, sommeliers, and enthusiasts throughout the country and world. His passion for connecting with others and sharing the Darioush vision has been instrumental in solidifying our winery’s reputation as a beloved home of world-class wines and unparalleled hospitality.