Clos Du Val, French for "small vineyard estate of a small valley," was founded in 1972 in the now legendary Stags Leap District by Franco-American entrepreneur John Goelet.
After a worldwide search to purchase vineyard properties from which to craft world-class wines, 150 acres in Stags Leap and 180 acres in Carneros were chosen, solidifying
Clos Du Val's iconic stature and formidable place in Napa Valley history. Today, for Clos Du Val Winemaker Kristy Melton, it is the bounty from these renowned vineyards that
acts as the foundation for the distinctive, terroir-driven wines of balance and elegance for which Clos Du Val is known.