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About The Hess Collection Winery

The Hess Collection Winery and Art Museum houses exceptional wines and world-class art. Reservations are recommended for wine tastings and we offer several exclusive experiences by appointment.

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Donald Hess established his first Mount Veeder vineyard in 1978, from the beginning recognizing that on these ridges and bench lands, the potential for great winegrowing was clear. Deep, rocky, volcanic soils provide a home for vineyard blocks producing small, concentrated fruit that reflects the challenges of growing grapes at higher altitudes in the coolest mountain growing region in Napa, best known for Cabernet Sauvignon.

The Hess Collection winery is part of a historic site where wine was first produced in the 1860's, in a native stone building hewn by masons in 1903. The original stone structure is now joined by The Hess Art Collection, a world-class showcase of contemporary art that captures "two passions under one roof."

The Hess Collection uses sustainable, environmentally-sound practices with the axiom, "Nurture the land, and return what you take." That philosophy brings with it a dedication to delivering wines that speak to their natural origins.

features Notable Features
  • Architectural Appeal
  • Art on Display
  • Corporate Events
  • Family Friendly
  • Family Owned
  • Gardens
  • Ghost Winery
  • Historic Building
  • Scenic View
  • Special Events
  • Sustainable
tours and tastings Experiences
  • Blending Seminars
  • Dinners
  • Food & Wine Pairings
  • General Tastings
  • Large Groups (8 - 12)
  • Lunchs
  • Private Tastings
  • Special Events
  • Special Tastings
  • Tour and Tastings
  • Vineyard Tours
  • Wine and Cheeses
varietals Varietals Offered
  • Albarino
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Carignane
  • Charbono
  • Chardonnay
  • Malbec
  • Muscat
  • Petite Sirah
  • Pinot Gris
  • Port Wine
  • Rosé
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Syrah
  • Viognier
  • Zinfandel
Average Score from CellarPass Visitors5 Star Average Rating
Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
William M. Member Since 4/6/2018
Wine Tasting on 4/14/18 1:00 PM

it was great

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Liliana L. Member Since 4/12/2018
Wine Tasting on 4/13/18 11:00 AM

It was a beautiful Spring day. The wines were wonderful, the Art Gallery interesting and challenging, the staff courteous and knowledgeable. Looking forward to our return in the Fall. Maybe we will get to enjoy the wine in the gardens under the wisteria.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Pam C. Member Since 1/25/2018
Wine Tasting on 4/07/18 10:00 AM

Liked everything we tasted. Sam was a wonderful host. We enjoyed the art. My friend ended up joining the WineClub. Can't wait for our next visit!

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Thomas S. Member Since 1/6/2017
Wine Tasting on 4/07/18 11:30 AM

The grounds are beautiful wine is great and the staff is very hospitable. Would recommend this to all my friends.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Joseph W. Member Since 4/3/2018
Elevated Tasting on 4/05/18 2:30 PM

The best

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Debra R. Member Since 3/21/2016
Wine Tasting on 4/04/18 12:00 PM

Beautiful location, wines are outstanding, very consistent! Tasting is well worth the tome and money; wines reasonably priced.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Brenna C. Member Since 4/3/2018
Wine Tasting on 4/03/18 11:30 AM

Mike was very helpful, friendly and we enjoyed talked with him. The hostess at the front was friendly and welcoming. The wine was the best we'd end up having that day. We also enjoyed walking through the gallery. Just wish we had more time there. Highly recommend and can't wait to go back. Glad we brought wine home!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Richard W. Member Since 3/30/2018
Wine Tasting on 3/31/18 3:30 PM

Awesome drive up to the winery Enjoyed the museum Had a food tasting. Really nice small block wines

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Judith L. Member Since 5/9/2015
Wine Tasting on 4/03/18 12:00 PM

Here for my pickup of February wine club. It was a totally quiet week day, and a great tasting.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lauren H. Member Since 9/26/2014
Wine Tasting on 4/03/18 1:30 PM

We had a wonderful experience tasting a wide range of wines, each exceptional!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Karyna D. Member Since 4/1/2018
Elevated Small Bites Pairing - Easter Celebration on 4/01/18 3:00 PM

It was a great experience our tour guide gave us excellent information and tips. We loved the food pairings as well the wine.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Ann B. Member Since 3/3/2018
Wine Tasting on 3/14/18 3:00 PM

Definitely glad that I tried the Cabernet tasting. It was fun comparing the 4 wines and a great way to taste some of the best Cabs in Napa.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
David K. Member Since 4/16/2017
Tour, Wine & Chocolate Indulgence on 4/01/18 3:30 PM

We took the chocolate pairing flight. Upon arrival we were very impressed with the beauty and ambience of the entire winery. We had fun waiting for her to her by viewing the art gallery. Our tour guide Michael – did a wonderful job of explaining everything, showing us around, and educating us on chocolate and Hess reserve wines. Overall, a wonderful experience and I highly recommend visiting.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Bridget C. Member Since 3/23/2018
Tour, Wine & Cheese Pairing on 3/28/18 3:00 PM

We enjoyed the wine & cheese experience. Our visit to The Hess Collection Winery started with a brief tour while sipping on Rose, then we viewed a short film about the winery, we took in some of the art displayed, and finished in a private room where we tasted wine paired with cheeses. We wished that we had longer to explore all of the art on display. A wonderful experience!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Tom G. Member Since 3/9/2018
Tour, Wine & Cheese Pairing on 3/19/18 11:30 AM

Nicest, friendliest reception we received from any winery we visited. Mike, our host, was pleasant and patient and full of information about the art and his wines. Our private pairing and tasting was thoroughly enjoyable although we found the poors a bit stingy. Loved the grounds and the European feel of the place.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Mary M. Member Since 9/9/2014
Wine Tasting on 3/28/18 3:00 PM

Very mixed impression. Ladies at the front were wonderful, informative, very hospitable. Tasting room attendant would only speak if spoken to. He seemed scared of us, and I don’t think we’re scary! At payment they pointed out the tip portion. Tip in addition to tasting fee? I’m used to privately giving a $20 to the host when deserved, but as part of signing the charge slip? Very tacky

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 2/5
Ambiance 2/5
Bob and Nina T. Member Since 11/15/2016
Wine Tasting on 3/20/18 11:00 AM

We had a wonderful time. Steve was exceptional. Very informative and hospitable. We felt like a member of the family.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Alli F. Member Since 2/22/2018
The Hess Experience, Tour and Luncheon on 3/18/18 11:00 AM

Beautiful experience all around. Couldn't have been happier with the way our girl's day turned out. So many special touches and an absolute unique day. Food was stellar (as was the wine). Could easily be talked into going to Hess again and again.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jim B. Member Since 10/30/2016
Wine Tasting on 3/18/18 4:00 PM

The grounds are beautiful, and I've heard great things about the art collection. However, on both of my visits, I have had too much fun, and a great learning experience, and I've not made it up to see the art yet. NEXT TIME! Both times, my hosts have been great; gracious, knowledgeable, polite, personable, professional, and generous with both time and wine.

Overall Score 1/5
First Impression 1/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 1/5
Charles W. Member Since 3/17/2018
Wine Tasting on 3/17/18 12:30 PM

Very enjoyable. Love the art collection almost as much as the wine. Some interesting pieces.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
William L. Member Since 12/29/2014
Wine Tasting on 3/16/18 1:00 PM

Good.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Barry B. Member Since 3/2/2018
Museum Walk on 3/16/18 10:15 AM

My wife is an art teacher at a private school. She loves art, I’m not a huge art fan as I tend to be critical. But the art collection at Hess was pretty impressive. We both had a great time. Would definitely come back again. The only suggestion I have for the Hess Winery is to get the license to serve a whole glass of wine. Wine tasting is very cool, but I would have liked a full glass.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Anya G. Member Since 3/11/2018
Elevated Tasting on 3/12/18 2:30 PM

I really enjoyed the personalized tour and the art gallery. The wine was lovely. A very special day for us.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lori D. Member Since 6/30/2016
Wine Tasting on 3/13/18 11:00 AM

Can't say enough about how blown away I was with the customer service, art and Steve in the tasting room!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
TJ G. Member Since 3/10/2018
Wine Tasting on 3/10/18 10:00 AM

The place was like a painting even before going inside. We were a bit early so Sue directed us upstairs to the art collection, and we really enjoyed and appreciated it. Steve was AMAZING and really helped understand the “biology of things”. His passion for wine was obvious, only preceded by his passion for people. We loved this tour...it was the best Napa experience we had!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lisa M. Member Since 3/6/2018
Wine Tasting on 3/09/18 3:00 PM

We were greeted by someone that spoke over our head to someone in another room asking "do I have to do these people now". If he wanted to go home, he could have asked privately. We didn't receive any information about the wines and the service he provided was unacceptable. Also, what's with the reserved tables? Not allowed to sit...no other winery did this or made us feel this way. Grade F

Overall Score 2/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 3/5
Kevin M. Member Since 3/8/2018
Wine Tasting on 3/08/18 1:00 PM

The Winery was great. Amazing wine, really cool art gallery and amazing hospitality. Great experience overall, highly recommend.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Judy C. Member Since 2/23/2018
Wine Tasting on 3/04/18 11:00 AM

Overall great experience! The wine tasting was great with a nice variety of wines. We also enjoyed the art collection and the grounds are lovely.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Mattie M. Member Since 3/5/2018
Tour, Wine & Chocolate Indulgence on 3/06/18 3:30 PM

Great experience from beginning to end. I traveled with a non drinker, she enjoyed the history and art presented.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Larry H. Member Since 3/2/2018
Wine Tasting on 3/04/18 1:00 PM

Superb in all ways! Fabulous wines, great staff, beautiful facilities and an astounding art collection

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Adrianne C. Member Since 3/4/2018
Elevated Tasting on 3/04/18 2:30 PM

I was in the Bay Area visiting my best friend. I really wanted to visit an estate winery and came across Hess. It was a great experience all around. Very beautiful location, grounds and buildings and a well curated wine and art collection. We felt welcome and had a private tour.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Gina L. Member Since 6/3/2015
Wine Tasting on 3/03/18 10:30 AM

Beautiful property, art, wine and great people. I’m not just saying that because I used to work there. ??

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Emma B. Member Since 3/1/2018
Wine Tasting on 3/03/18 4:00 PM

Arrived ten minutes early and found the girl who checked us in to be rude and dismissive. We didn’t want to be seated early it’s just difficult to gauge how long it will take to get someplace. She acted extremely put out by our arrival. We were seated ten minutes after our reservation and maybe saw our bartender once. They don’t have seats, you stand. Found Hess overall unfriendly and won’t return

Overall Score 1/5
First Impression 1/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 1/5
Christopher A. Member Since 2/28/2018
Elevated Tasting on 3/02/18 2:30 PM

Jan was excellent.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Gabriel A. Member Since 2/23/2018
Wine Tasting on 2/26/18 11:30 AM

Awesome ?? experience for being our first time winery visit to the Napa region. Exceptional grounds, wines and staff at Hess winery. The drive itself was enchanting. I highly recommend anyone coming here should at least experience this particular winery and it’s reserved selections. We will definitely be back as we’ve become wine members to Hess. ??

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Karen Z. Member Since 9/1/2015
Wine Tasting on 2/25/18 1:00 PM

We thoroughly enjoyed our experience at Hess. We were early to our scheduled tasting, and they took us in anyway. We had a very knowledgeable and kind wine server who was very upbeat and generous. Then we toured the museum, which was also enjoyable because we love modern art.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jenna C. Member Since 2/8/2018
Wine Tasting on 2/23/18 3:30 PM

Great Wine, boring service

Overall Score 1/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 2/5
Ambiance 2/5
Rose W. Member Since 2/18/2018
Wine Tasting on 2/18/18 4:30 PM

It was a great experience. Wish there are seats around the tasting counter so we don't have to stand the whole time.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Joan M. Member Since 2/4/2018
The Hess Experience, Tour and Luncheon on 2/18/18 11:00 AM

February 18, 2018..11:00 am We began with a guided tour through the historic Mount Veeder Visitor Center and Contemporary Art Museum. Our host Sandy was amazing. She stayed with us the whole time and was very well informed on the artwork, the history of the Hess winery and the wine selections. The museum had some amazing artwork. After touring the grounds and the museum we were brought to a priva

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Judy S. Member Since 2/20/2017
Elevated Tasting on 2/17/18 2:30 PM

We had an elevated tasting with Fiorella. Very nice experience with some great wines.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5

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The Hess Collection Winery
4411 Redwood Road
Napa, CA 94558
Today 4/20 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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