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The Hess Collection Winery

Napa, CA

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  • Courtyard Cheese Pairing $27.50/ppGROUP SIZE 2 - 6

    Mon | Fri | Sat | Sun

    Underneath vines of wisteria, surrounded by contemporary sculptures and beautifully landscaped gardens, savor an offering of current release wines paired with an artisanal cheese plate created by our Executive Chef, Chad Hendrickson, for two to share. Sold as a Plate for 2 to share at $55 per plate. Our Courtyard is subject to availability based on weather conditions. Approximately 45 Minutes.

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  • Hess Collection Wine Dinner Experience $215.00/ppGROUP SIZE 10 - 10

    Daily

    Your dining experience begins with a wine and hor d'oeurves reception followed by a tour through our Contemporary Art Museum. Then Hess Collection Executive Chef, Chad Hendrickson, will present you with a three-course dinner featuring holiday inspired, locally sourced, and produce from our organic culinary gardens. Dinner is paired with Hess Collection Napa Valley and Icon wines from estate vineyards on Mount Veeder. Pricing does not reflect applicable taxes and a 20% service fee will be applied Approximately 4 Hours.

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  • Tour, Wine & Cheese Pairing $75.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 8

    Daily

    Enjoy an educational wine production tour with your own private host from The Hess Collection, followed by a current release wine presentation paired with Artisan cheeses served with seasonal fruits and nuts selected by Hess Executive Chef Chad Hendrickson. Approximately 1.5 Hours.

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  • Tour, Wine & Chocolate Indulgence $75.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 6

    Daily

    Enjoy a private tour of the Hess Collection, followed by a current release wine tasting of four wines paired with artisan truffles developed and handcrafted by our Pastry Chef, Linda Rodriguez. This is a unique, educational experience. Please allow 90 minutes for this tour and tasting experience. Approximately 1.5 Hours.

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  • Museum Walk $45.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 4

    Daily

    Enjoy a guided tour of The Hess Collection Art Museum, featuring works from Donald Hess’ private collection with an optional complimentary tasting of 4 current release wines in the tasting room immediately following. Approximately 1 Hour.

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  • Wine Tasting $25.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 6

    Daily

    The winery and art museum are open daily by reservation. You are invited to taste four current release wines, many available only at the winery, for $25 per person. Approximately 30 Minutes.

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  • The Hess Experience, Tour and Luncheon $165.00/ppGROUP SIZE 2 - 6

    Daily

    Begin your experience with a guided tour through our historic Mount Veeder Visitor Center and Contemporary Art Museum. After which the Hess Collection Executive Chef Chad Hendrickson will present you with a farm-to-table three-course luncheon featuring menu items from the winery’s culinary gardens, paired with Hess Collection Napa Valley wines from estate vineyards on Mount Veeder. Lunch will be served in our private dining room with sweeping views of our vineyards. Approximately 3 Hours.

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  • ATV + Wine Luncheon $185.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 10

    Daily

    This experience begins with a guided ATV vineyard ride through the historic Mont La Salle vineyard, exploring a range of Napa Green sustainable practices. After which the Hess Collection Executive Chef Chad Hendrickson will present you with a farm-to-table three-course luncheon featuring menu items from the winery’s culinary gardens, paired with Hess Collection Napa Valley wines from estate vineyards on Mount Veeder. Lunch will be served in our private dining room with sweeping views. Approximately 3 Hours.

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  • The Lions Release Dinner $300.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 8

    Sat

    The most memorable Icons come in pairs. Join Tim and Sabrina Persson, fifth generation Hess Family, and the winemaking team for the annual Lions Release Dinner. A memorable evening is planned, starting with a garden reception followed by a formal dinner by Executive Chef Chad Hendrickson in the Hess Art Museum. Approximately 4 Hours.

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  • ATV + Wine & Cheese Pairing $135.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 10

    Mon | Tues | Wed | Thu | Fri | Sun

    This experience begins with a guided ATV vineyard tour through the historic Mont La Salle vineyard, exploring a range of Napa Green sustainable practices. After which you enjoy an estate wine presentation paired with Artisan cheeses served with seasonal fruits, nuts, and items from the winery’s culinary gardens, selected by Hess Executive Chef Chad Hendrickson. This is an outdoor activity and is suggested you bring sun protection Approximately 2 Hours.

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  • Collectors Club September Release Party ComplimentaryGROUP SIZE 1 - 2

    Sat

    Please join us on Saturday, September 21st from 1:00pm until 3:00pm to enjoy a tasting of the current release Collectors Club's shipment along with small bites by our culinary team. Up to 2 guests complimentary. Additional guests $15 each Approximately 2 Hours.

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  • Taming the Lion, Wine Blending Experience $165.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 8

    Daily

    Wake up your senses and experiment with three varietals, learn their influence in wine-making and the art of blending . Then compare your blend with our signature Lion Tamer Red Blend. We welcome you to play winemaker for a day and take home your own custom blend. Approximately 2 Hours.

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  • Tour of the Palate $95.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 4

    Daily

    Enjoy a guided tour of The Hess Collection Art Museum, featuring works from Donald Hess’ private collection, and pairing of three current release wines expertly matched with three exquisite creations from The Hess Collection’s Executive Chef, Chad Hendrickson.on. Approximately 1.5 Hours.

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About The Hess Collection Winery

High atop Mount Veeder, we welcome you to enjoy a beautifully crafted wine and food pairing, stroll through our private art collection or take in the stunning panoramic vineyard views aboard our high performance ATV. Join us for a Exclusive Experience!

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The Hess Collection was founded in 1978 on the site of one of Napa Valley’s oldest wineries, and since has become a world-class brand and destination earning international recognition for its wine, culinary and visitor programs, as well as its superlative collection of contemporary art. The Hess Collection was established through its founder’s vision and determination to cultivate vines at elevation during a time when few in Napa Valley were doing so. The volcanic slopes of Mount Veeder provide the ideal environment to yield elegant wines with rich, complex flavors, and today, you can visit the winery to taste these exceptional wines, as well as to enjoy a number of unforgettable wine tasting experiences. Whether it be adventuring through the Hess vineyards on an ATV ride or indulging in an expertly crafted wine and food pairing by Hess’s Executive Chef, these experiences are tailored exclusively for you.

Reservations recommended for general tastings, walk-ins welcomed|Reservations required for experiences

Notable Features

  • Architectural Appeal
  • Art on Display
  • Corporate Events
  • Family Friendly
  • Family Owned
  • Gardens
  • Ghost Winery
  • Historic Building
  • Scenic View
  • Special Events
  • Sustainable
Experiences

  • Blending Seminar
  • Chocolate Pairing
  • Component Tasting
  • Dinner
  • Food & Wine
  • General Tasting
  • Large Groups (8 - 12)
  • Lunch
  • Special Event
  • Special Tasting
  • Tour and Tasting
  • Vineyard Tours
  • Wine and Cheese
Varietals Offered

  • Albarino
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Carignane
  • Charbono
  • Chardonnay
  • Malbec
  • Muscat
  • Petite Sirah
  • Pinot Gris
  • Port Wine
  • Rosé
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Syrah
  • Viognier
  • Zinfandel

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Average Score from CellarPass VisitorsMy Parents
Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Diane B. Member Since 7/2/2018My BFF
Wine Tasting on 8/18/19 12:00 PM

My recent visit was my 4th time at Hess, this time taking my cousin from out-of-state for his first time wine tasting. Every experience, no matter who I've taken, has always been amazing, and even fun!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Tod H. Member Since 8/2/2019My BFF
Tour, Wine & Cheese Pairing on 8/18/19 11:30 AM

Great time, well done tour.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
John P. Member Since 8/31/2018My BFF
Tour, Wine & Chocolate Indulgence on 8/17/19 3:30 PM

Great tour and overall experience. Only negative was that their system is set up like a restaurant when you check out. Leaving a tip seems to be expected. Not sure whether tipping is common, but it was not at other wineries.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kindi S. Member Since 6/3/2019My Frenemy
Courtyard Cheese Pairing on 8/12/19 1:00 PM

it was good.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 3/5
Mario M. Member Since 7/31/2019My BFF
Tour, Wine & Cheese Pairing on 8/09/19 3:00 PM

A wonderful Art gallery and an amazing wine tasting with extraordinary wines and fantastic cheese. Love this private tasting room overlooking the wine production. Wonderful atmosphere and design. Highly recommend.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Gary M. Member Since 10/27/2014My BFF
The Hess Experience, Tour and Luncheon on 8/10/19 11:00 AM

It was wonderful and intimate! There were 4 other people on the tour besides my wife and I. We started the tour with a glass of wine, a tour of the grounds and winery, and a history of the Hess winery. Next, we had a very complete guided tour of the art gallery with information about the artist and the art we were looking at. We ended with a wonderful 3 course lunch with estate wine pairing.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Rebecca H. Member Since 7/13/2019My Frenemy
ATV + Wine & Cheese Pairing on 8/07/19 2:30 PM

ATV ride was so-so. Joel was hard to hear while driving Altho he did pull over and talk/explain things. Didn’t seem as knowledgeable as our tour guides we had We did enjoy our wine tasting at the end accompanied with cheeses!

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 3/5
Maggie B. Member Since 7/22/2019My BFF
Wine Tasting on 7/26/19 3:00 PM

I totally bungled our (online) reservation but they handled it with such grace - could not have been more accommodating!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Judith T. Member Since 5/17/2019My Parents
Wine Tasting on 8/08/19 3:00 PM

The overall facility was beautiful. Our hostess was knowledgeable about the wines we selected but because of the deafening noise level in the room we had difficulty hearing her.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 4/5
Marie E. Member Since 2/27/2019My BFF
Museum Walk on 8/03/19 10:15 AM

Thoroughly enjoyed the Museum Walk. The tour guide did an amazing job of sharing his knowledge about the international artists featured in the museum. It was then followed up with a personal tasting. Again enjoyed the education we received on their wines. Very well done.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
scott s. Member Since 5/9/2017My Boss
Tour of the Palate on 8/03/19 2:00 PM

This was my 5th visit and 5th wine pairing. I would recommend the experience to everyone and make sure to arrive in time for the docent led gallery tour. Definitely worth it! I will be taking another group of my friends there later this month.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Fred M. Member Since 6/29/2019My BFF
The Hess Experience, Tour and Luncheon on 7/30/19 11:00 AM

great ambiance, wine, and food. very friendly staff.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Amy H. Member Since 7/28/2019My BFF
Wine Tasting on 8/02/19 4:30 PM

My friends and I had a wonder time at Hess! It was the best winery we visited. Steve in the tasting room was amazing! We will definitely be back.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Derek S. Member Since 8/29/2016My BFF
Wine Tasting on 8/02/19 11:30 AM

Facility is of course incredible, but what really made the experience was our host. Young napa native (tall with dark curly hair - forgot the name). He was knowledgeable, personable, fun and helped make it a great experience for my neophyte son.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Mary Jo J. Member Since 7/13/2019My BFF
Tour, Wine & Cheese Pairing on 8/02/19 11:30 AM

This was our first trip to Hess and definitely not our last! Our tour guide was very knowledgable. The wine and cheese pairing upstairs with our friends was wonderful! The wine paired very well with the cheese!! Everything was absolutely wonderful!!!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Shelley B. Member Since 5/28/2019My BFF
Museum Walk on 7/29/19 10:15 AM

Great art museum and tour! Loved our guide! So friendly and informative!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Nikki N. Member Since 7/8/2019My BFF
ATV + Wine Luncheon on 7/30/19 11:00 AM

My family and I had an amazing time. Our favorite stop on the trip!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Bac N. Member Since 11/17/2017My Parents
Tour, Wine & Chocolate Indulgence on 7/28/19 3:30 PM

Exceeded my expectations. We loved the well thought out chocolate pairing.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Laura R. Member Since 7/24/2019My BFF
Courtyard Cheese Pairing on 7/26/19 1:00 PM

The perfect spot to enjoy an authentic, off the beaten path Napa experience. The wine and cheese pairing in the courtyard was relaxed and luxurious. Frankie made sure we were well cared for. We stuck to tasting whites and rises. The sparkling white was an unexpected delight and the Rose was some of the best I’ve tasted. The attached modern art museum is worth a strill as well!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Nancy L. Member Since 6/28/2019My BFF
ATV + Wine Luncheon on 7/26/19 11:00 AM

This was a phenomenal experience made only more special by the staff we encountered along the way. Our guide, Roderick, was phenomenal and very entertaining. I worked with Katie at Hess to arrange the ATV adventure and she couldn't have been more helpful! Thanks to Ahna, too!. The meal prepared by Chef Tim was fantastic and the wine pairing could not have been more perfect.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Marco S. Member Since 6/24/2018My BFF
Museum Walk on 7/27/19 10:15 AM

The collection is great, the art tour was fine, the wine tasting was embarrassing: 3 out of 5 samples were opened too long earlier and did not taste good (and the sommelier agreed with me). Great people, very welcoming!

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
SANDRA B. Member Since 7/8/2019My BFF
Wine Tasting on 7/27/19 3:00 PM

It was a great experience, with a lovely attention. The wines are really interesting, and the wine tasting really recomendable, specially the white ones, made by albariño, pinot gris or chardonnay grapes.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Carmen S. Member Since 4/9/2013My BFF
Courtyard Cheese Pairing on 7/26/19 11:00 AM

Could not have been better!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Rachael S. Member Since 4/17/2015My BFF
Wine Tasting on 7/20/19 1:30 PM

Always a great experience! Members for 9 years now, and we are never leaving!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Tracey T. Member Since 6/9/2019My BFF
Wine Tasting on 7/19/19 4:00 PM

Fabulous winery and wine tasting!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Marcy L. Member Since 11/11/2017My BFF
Wine Tasting on 7/18/19 4:30 PM

The winery is beautiful with a wonderful art collection you can walk through before or after your tasting. The wine is great! The wine tenders are all very knowledgeable and enjoy educating visitors. I love bringing friends here because I always know it will be a great experience.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kelly D. Member Since 6/9/2019My BFF
Wine Tasting on 7/15/19 10:00 AM

We had a fantastic experience!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Colleen R. Member Since 7/15/2019My BFF
Wine Tasting on 7/15/19 2:00 PM

Apart from difficultly in finding the actual entrance to wine tasting, (very small sign at bottom of Art Collection Sign), everything was terrific. Wine tasting very well done and presented well by our hostess. We enjoyed the art collection very much and when requesting the video it was arranged immediately.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Debbie M. Member Since 3/8/2019My BFF
Wine Tasting on 7/13/19 10:00 AM

Enjoyed the winery. Unique art collection.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 3/5
Dumile W. Member Since 9/7/2018My Parents
Museum Walk on 7/13/19 10:15 AM

Excellent winery - location, staff. Can't say enough about the experience>>:-)

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
William A. Member Since 4/5/2018My BFF
Wine Tasting on 7/06/19 12:00 PM

We had good friends in from the East coast, and also knew that we had a wine club pick-up waiting for us. Our experience was excellent as usual from start to finish. Our tasting host was extremely knowledgeable and a lot of fun. We even joined the Spring white allocation, as we were impressed with some of the whites that we had not yet tasted.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Brandon V. Member Since 7/5/2019My Parents
Wine Tasting on 7/05/19 3:30 PM

I've been to Hess before and enjoyed their wines and their art. What struck me this time is how very welcoming, friendly and flexible they were. Over the top warm from the person who greeted us at the door, to the one pouring wine (Lisa?), to the one who brought the bottle we bought out to our table outside as we were hanging out.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Teresa B. Member Since 7/2/2019My BFF
The Hess Experience, Tour and Luncheon on 7/05/19 11:00 AM

Fiorella was amazing and so fun and welcoming. She was the best hostess with the mostest. The food and wine were exceptional as well.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kira S. Member Since 6/13/2019Evil Stepmother
Courtyard Cheese Pairing on 7/05/19 3:00 PM

The winery is beautiful but the service is poor

Overall Score 2/5
First Impression 1/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 5/5
Joyce T. Member Since 7/5/2019My Parents
Courtyard Cheese Pairing on 7/05/19 12:00 PM

Great experience, we sat in the courtyard which is dog friendly.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
David J. Member Since 5/18/2019My BFF
Wine Tasting on 6/30/19 10:30 AM

Spectacular location. Wonderful people working and greeting. Informative and JSU all around great. The Art was amazing.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Ashley B. Member Since 11/18/2017My BFF
Wine Tasting on 6/29/19 2:30 PM

We had the best time tasting with Steve as our host. It was such a fun experience, and we loved the variety of wine available to taste. The property is stunning, a true gem!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kristin K. Member Since 6/19/2019My BFF
ATV + Wine Luncheon on 6/29/19 11:00 AM

We booked the ATV Winery Tour + Wine Luncheon, expecting to be placed with other guests. To our delight, we had tour guide Sandy to ourselves for the entire 3 hours! She did an amazing job relaying the history of the vineyard and explaining the wines to our unsophisticated palettes. Views from the tour were stunning, the wine was amazing, and lunch was outstanding. One of the best in Napa!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jim K. Member Since 6/18/2019My BFF
Taming the Lion, Wine Blending Experience on 6/28/19 10:30 AM

Michael was great and very informative. We enjoyed the event very much. We are looking forward to a return trip in near future. Also looking forward to continued wines through the Club. Thanks.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Brian and Lisa B. Member Since 5/29/2018My BFF
Tour, Wine & Cheese Pairing on 6/28/19 3:00 PM

Joined the Hess Collector Club years ago. We took some friends for a 'Tour, Wine and Cheese Tasting'. Our host, Steve, was fully knowledgeable about wine, the winery's history, and had both industry and winery specific knowledge. I learned some things I hadn't known even after ten years as a member. Plus, Steve had a very easygoing manner which made for a thoroughly enjoyable time. And the wine:)

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

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