Clos Du Val Winery

tel. 1 707.259.2200
tel. 1 800.993.WINE
5330 Silverado Trail
Napa, CA 94558

In 1970, American businessman John Goelet sent French-born winemaker Bernard Portet off with a passport and a mission to find new territory with the potential to produce world-class wines. Two years and five continents later, Portet landed in California. Portet got a sense of Napa Valley’s microclimates by driving through the area with his arm out the car window. Struck by the cool evenings and idyllic terrain of the then-undiscovered Stags Leap District, he proposed the area to Goelet. Convinced, Goelet acquired 150 acres of land and founded Clos Du Val, a “small estate of a small valley,” in 1972. Soon thereafter Clos Du Val became one of the first wineries to stake a claim on some of the finest hillside land in the cool-climate region of Carneros, purchasing 180 acres in 1973.

Portet’s old-world approach to winemaking combined with Napa Valley fruit established Clos Du Val’s tradition of classic estate-style wines of balance, elegance and complexity. The first vintage of Cabernet Sauvignon in 1972 was one of only six California Cabernets selected for the now-legendary 1976 Paris Tasting. That same vintage took first place in a rematch 10 years later, proving that Clos Du Val wines age with grace.

Today co-founder and vice chairman Bernard Portet is joined by vice president of vineyards and winery operations John Clews. The two make blending decisions as a team and share a passion for creating wines that complement a meal and have the proven ability to age for many years. Clos Du Val's elegant wines illustrate that a classic is always in style.


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Weekday Napa Tour Specials

Book 6 hours Sunday - Friday and get a 7th hour free.

  • 3 Passenger Lincoln Sedan - $55* /Hr.
  • 6 Passenger Excursion - $60* /Hr.
  • 6 Passenger stretch Lincoln - $70* /Hr.
  • 8 Passenger stretch Lincoln - $80* /Hr.
  • 10 Passenger stretch Lincoln - $90* /Hr.
  • 10 Passenger Chrysler 300 Limo - $100* /Hr.
  • 15 Passenger Excursion Limo - $130* /Hr.
  • 18 Passenger stretch H2 HUMMER - $190* /Hr.

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