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Clos Du Val

5330 Silverado Trail, Napa, CA 94558, USA
Region: Napa Valley, Napa County (707) 261-5251 http://closduval.com/
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Clos Du Val was founded by the Goelet family in 1972, an era that wine writer Hugh Johnson referred to as “the turning point in modern wine history.” 1972 saw the founding of a who’s who of California’s most iconic wineries, and in the history of North American winemaking, the Cabernet producers of 1972 are legendary. It was a dynamic time, filled with energy and innovation that laid the foundation for Napa Valley’s rise to global prominence. Two years before, the family tasked talented French-born winemaker Bernard Portet with finding vineyard land capable of producing a world-class Cabernet Sauvignon. After traveling to five continents, this search brought Bernard to the Stags Leap District in Napa Valley, where perfect daytime weather, cool nights and ideal soils yield Cabernet Sauvignons of uncommon power and elegance.

In 1972, Clos Du Val acquired 150 acres of estate vineyards in the heart of the Stags Leap District, and made its first wines, including Clos Du Val’s legendary debut 1972 Cabernet Sauvignon—one of only six California Cabernets selected for the famous 1976 Judgment of Paris Tasting, where California defeated some of Bordeaux’s finest. Ten years later, Clos Du Val’s reputation for creating some of Napa Valley’s most gracefully age-worthy wines was solidified, when its 1972 Cabernet Sauvignon took first place in the Judgment of Paris rematch.

Today, Clos Du Val’s acclaimed estate program has evolved to include its 180-acre Grand Val Vineyard in the Carneros appellation of Napa Valley, and the 18-acre State Lane Vineyard in Yountville. With a viticulture program guided by master Cabernet Sauvignon grower Jon-Mark Chappellet, these vineyards include more than 30 different blocks of Cabernet, with a variety of soil types and exposures, dozens of unique clone and rootstock combinations, and an array of vine ages. This provides Winemaker Ted Henry, and Consulting Winemaker Tony Biagi, with a remarkable palette of estate fruit from which to make Clos Du Val’s wines.

Friendly and down to earth, Clos Du Val is located in one of Napa Valley’s most beautiful settings. Enjoy the manicured grounds and ivy-covered building for a romantic interlude, a memorable family picnic, or a tour and tasting with friends. Relax, celebrate, and create the perfect moment with our wines.


  Days and hours open

Mon10:00 AM5:00 PM
Tue10:00 AM5:00 PM
Wed10:00 AM5:00 PM
Thu10:00 AM5:00 PM
Fri10:00 AM5:00 PM
Sat10:00 AM5:00 PM
Sun10:00 AM5:00 PM

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Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.


  • Large & Robust
  • Good For Groups
  • Lively
  • Has A View
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Cabernet Franc
  • Primitivo
  • Petit Verdot
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Merlot
  • Pinot Noir
  • Rose
  • Blends
  • Chardonnay
  • Tours
  • Gardens
  • Outdoor Area
  • Private Tasting
  • Wine Club
  • Picnic Sites
  • Ability to Purchase Wine

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