Resurgent Clos du Val Taps Benson

One of Napa Valley’s benchmark wineries, Clos du Val is set to reimagine the Stags Leap District winery for the next generation. Spearheaded by a dynamic team of industry veterans including Steve Tamburelli (CEO), Ted Henry (winemaking), Jon-Mark Chappellet (production), Clos du Val retained Benson to help communicate its new approach.

2018 will be a busy year. The winery continues its transition to a focus on estate-based wines, and unveils a new visitor center and experience that will connect guests to its Stags Leap District home, Hirondelle Estate Vineyard.

As Steve Tamburelli says, “The history of great wineries aren’t written over a few vintages—they are written over decades and generations. They are captured in dusty bottles, and new vintages of wine aging in the finest French oak. As its stewards, we are writing Clos du Val’s next chapter. When we cut our Cabernet production in half to focus on estate wines, it was incredibly exciting. It said to people, more than anything, we care about making extraordinary wines.”