The estate is located in Healdsburg in Alexander Valley in California Sonoma County (Region North Coast ). It was founded in 1974 by Frank Woods and his partner Thomas Reed. At first it should be called "Woods Vineyards", but the French-studying children of Woods finally chose the original name (French: bois = forest, Clos du Bois = Vineyard of the Woods). After several changes of ownership, the estate was finally owned by Constellation Brands Bought. Winemaker since 2003 is Erik Olsen, who is at Mondavi and Simi Winery had worked. The vineyards cover 370 hectares in the vineyard Alexander Valley, Grapes from the AVA Dry Creek Valley, Knights Valley, Los Carneros. Russian River Valley and Sonoma Coast (all Sonoma County, North Coast), as well Monterey ( Central Coast ) bought. The grape growers are supported by Clos du Bois in the cultivation of their vineyards.
It will be the red wine varieties Cabernet Franc. Cabernet Sauvignon. Merlot. Petit Verdot. Pinot Noir, Shiraz ( Syrah ) Tempranillo and Zinfandel, as well as the white wine varieties Chardonnay. Gewurztraminer. Malvasia Bianca. Pinot gris and Sauvignon Blanc cultured. The wines are marketed in the lines "Classic" (fresh-fruity), "Appellation Reserve" (each from an AVA range) and the top line "Proprietary Series". The durable comes from the latter Bordeaux blend "Marlstone" from the varieties Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc (Alexander Valley), as well as the varietals "Cabernet Sauvignon Briarcrest" (Alexander Valley), "Calcaire Chardonnay" (Russian River Valley) and "Flintwood Chardonnay" (Dry Creek Valley).