Winemaker, Clos du Val
Carmel Greenberg was welcomed into the Clos du Val winemaking team in the summer of 2021. Along with a strong foundational education in Viticulture and Enology from the University of California, Davis, Carmel also brings a breadth of experience in crafting renowned Napa Valley wines, from Cakebread Cellars to Buccella, and most recently, Dominus Estate.
Carmel originally planned to channel her creative passions into the world of design, but while working at a French fine dining restaurant in her native Tel Aviv, Israel, she became transfixed by the world of wine. She soon began diving into the study of wine, and when she won first place at a national wine knowledge competition, she knew she was on the right path.
In 2006, Carmel relocated to California in to pursue her dream of becoming a winemaker. After obtaining her degree from UC Davis, she continued her training in the cellars of Napa Valley wineries and deepened her affinity for terroir-driven, Bordeaux-style red wines.
Now embarking upon her next journey as Winemaker of Clos du Val, Carmel has quickly employed her experience working with Bordeaux varieties and exceptional vineyards to not only continue but actively shape Clos du Val’s 50-year legacy of elegant, supple, complex, and inspiring wines.
Country born: US (raised in Israel)
Education: Viticulture & Enology degree from University of California, Davis.
Years in the wine industry: 15-20 years
Honors / Awards:
Produced the only U.S. Sauvignon Blanc to receive 97 points & Platinum medal from the Decanter World Wine Awards.
Craft fresh, elegant, fruit-forward, terroir-driven Bordeaux-style blends.