Clos Du Bois Winery Farms
River Oaks Vineyard (ROV) FKA Clos Du Bois
Clos du Bois farms over 800 acres in the Alexander Valley adjacent to the Russian River and Lytton Creek. Clos du Bois annually produces over 7,000 cubic yards of compost for use in the vineyard, increasing the sustainability of the overall operation. Numerous habitat enhancement projects have been implemented on the property including the removal of several acres of vineyard along Lytton Creek to allow for restoration of riparian habitat, removal of large stands of the invasive non-native plant Arundo donax, or giant reed. To recognize their outstanding land stewardship and innovation in both vineyard management practices and habitat restoration, Clos du Bois was named the 2003 Fish Friendly Farming Outstanding Land Steward of the Year in Sonoma County.