Shahpar Khaledi Hometown: Napa Valley

Born in Iran in 1949, Shahpar Khaledi entered business school and graduated with a degree in Business Administration in 1972. She moved to California with her husband and two children in 1976. Then continued her education and obtained a Master�s degree in Business Administration from Northrop University. In 1997, Shahpar and her husband; Darioush Khaledi, founded Darioush Winery in Napa Valley. Their lifelong aspiration is to share the art, architecture, wine, craftsmanship and culture on their journey. Darioush is a harmonious blending of traditions, and honors the culture of their native motherland; Iran. Shahpar's vision for Darioush Winery is shaped by her experience in fashion, retail, and trendsetting sensibility over decades as Founder and Director of Echelon; a European Boutique. Shahpar has been actively involved with Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. She is also assisting underserved communities to receive access to affordable healthcare with Ole Health, the Saint Helena Hospital Foundation. Moreover, she provides access to music and performing arts education to underserved communities through Los Angeles Philharmonic and Festival Napa Valley.