Clos du Val

Clos Du Val, French for “small vineyard estate of a small valley,” was founded in 1972 in the now legendary Stags Leap District by John Goelet and French winemaker Bernard Portet. After a worldwide search to purchase vineyard properties from which to craft world-class Bordeaux and Burgundy varietals, 150 acres in the now legendary Stags Leap District and 180 acres in the cool Carneros District were chosen, from which Clos Du Val Winery, a true Napa Valley icon, was born. Today, for Clos Du Val winemaker Kristy Melton, it’s the fruit from these distinctive vineyards that serves as the foundation for crafting the balanced, terroir-driven wines of elegance for which Clos Du Val is known.

 

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Facility Info
  • Largest Room 50

Clos Du Val boasts one of the most friendly, down-to-earth winery experiences in Napa Valley brought to you in an incomparably beautiful setting. We offer everything from the traditional, stand-up bar tasting in our original tasting room, to formal winery tours with one of our wine educators, to large group tastings and cheese pairings in our new Cabanas. Our beautifully manicured grounds and iconic, ivy-covered building provide the perfect setting for romantic interludes or picnics with family and friends.

The tasting room is open to the public daily from 10am - 5pm. Reservations are required for groups of 8 or more guests. *Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.



Winery Experiences Available:



Wine Tasting: Fall in love with Clos Du Val's elegant and balanced style with a select tasting of white and red wines from our Stags Leap and Carneros vineyards while hearing all about our 40 year winemaking heritage. Wine Tastings range from $20 to $35 per person with many options from the Clos Du Val portfolio. Many of the wines are available only at the winery, and we often have a library wine open for tasting. We are happy to customize tastings based on your wine preferences. Groups of 8 guests or more require a reservation.



Winery Tours: Public tours and tastings are available daily by appointment at 10:30am. $35 per person includes a mixed tasting from our Classic, Winemaker’s Signature, and Estate portfolios with extra attention from your host. Please call Clos Du Val Hospitality at 707.261.525 or Book now



Picnic Reservations: Clos Du Val is lucky to have one of the most picturesque picnic grounds in the Napa Valley. Whether sitting on the Front Lawn overlooking the vineyard or nestled in our Olive Grove, Clos Du Val is the perfect place to bring your lunch. Because tables and chairs are limited, reservations are strongly encouraged, especially on the weekends. Tables go fast so make sure to reserve your space.



Please note: Picnic tables are for Clos Du Val customers only. Guests may only consume Clos Du Val wine on the premises; no other alcoholic beverages are permitted. There are no indoor picnic areas on site. Please contact the winery for pricing and availability at 707.261.5212 or email visit@closduval.com.



Large Groups and Private Tours: Clos Du Val has many offerings for parties of 8 or more, including “create your own flight” tastings, vineyard and winery tours, and one-on-one tastings in the cellar with a knowledgeable member of the hospitality staff. Private tours and tastings are available for groups of any size. Just tell us what you have in mind and we will create the experience. Reservations are required for groups of 8 or larger, please contact the winery for pricing and availability at 707.261.5212 or Book now



Romance Package: There few places on earth more romantic than wine country. Clos Du Val makes romance easy with an intimate wine tasting for 2 in a private vineyard location. Wine, cheese, chocolate and roses complete this experience. Perfect for engagements, honeymoons, anniversaries or a just a great date with that special someone. This is one of Clos Du Val’s most popular offerings. $75 per person. Reservations Required. 707.261.5212 Email visit@closduval.com or Book now



Clos Du Val Cabanas: What better way to experience Napa Valley than to sip wine in an outdoor lounge while taking in the lovely scenery of the Stags Leap District. Clos Du Val has four beautiful Cabanas situated between the winery and vineyard. You can reserve a unique tasting and cheese plate for your group, or book a Cabana by the hour and choose what wines you want to buy. Cabanas are complimentary for our wine club members or you can rent one for $30 an hour. Cabanas can seat up to 8 guests. . Reservations required. 707.261.5212. Email visit@closduval.com or Book now





Other Great Things to do at Clos Du Val:



Our demonstration vineyard, which is open to the public, showcases 20 rows of Merlot that are all trained and trellised differently. A key at the front of the vineyard gives you a window into the world of viticulture. See the vines then taste the Merlot in the tasting room.



Pétanque, the French version of bocce ball, can be played on our large court at the front of the winery. Courts are open to anyone who’s game! Ask your hospitality associate for a set of boules or call ahead to reserve.

CLUB DU VAL

As a valued member and VIP, you'll receive preferred access to allocated and winery-exclusive wines, our celebrated library collection and be among the first to sample our brilliant new releases. You will also be first in line for invitations to amazing private winery events and celebrations.



Most importantly, by joining Club Du Val, you will become part of a Napa Valley icon, one of pioneering and 'Vindepentent' spirit and one whose elegant style and enduring grace will continue to inspire wine lovers for generations to come.






Club Du Val membership tiers are named for the Three Graces, Joy, Mirth and Splendor, who have adorned our label since our founding in 1972. In Greek mythology, the Three Graces were said to preside over Olympian banquets and celebrations, spreading good cheer and raising a glass to prosperity, happiness, health and good fortune for all.



CLUB Joy

Our entry-level wine club designed to fit even the tightest of budgets. Life is, after all, too short to drink cheap wine but life does have its limits!



CLUB Mirth

Club Mirth members will receive a broad selection of new releases, Winemaker Signature Series, Flagship and Reserve red ' white wines.



CLUB Splendor

Splendor members receive a premium selection made up of exclusively red wine varietals from our award-winning vineyards including new releases, Winemaker Signature Series, Flagship and Reserve wines.



CLUB Dusty Bottle

Join the waiting list to become part of Club Du Val’s top-of-the-line wine club, crafted exclusively for true wine enthusiasts. Dusty Bottle Club members will receive highly limited and gracefully aged wines from our celebrated library collection.



BENEFITS:



Fiveshipments per year of pre-released and winery exclusive wines delivered right to your doorstep
Three membership tiers to meet every budget and taste
Customization of shipment configuration and add-ons
Birthday and Holiday discount coupons
Generous discounts on Clos Du Val wines and wine accessories
Access to highly sought-after library lots and large formats
Exclusice access to our ‘Winemaker’s Signature Series’, an ultra-premium selection of small production and single block wines from our world-class vineyards
Invitations to a plethora of fabulous winery events including our Reserve Release Party in August and Annual Grape Stomp in September