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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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

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    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

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.

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
Average Score from CellarPass VisitorsMy Parents
Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Rob S. Member Since 4/7/2018My BFF
The Hess Experience, Tour and Luncheon on 6/08/19 11:00 AM

We had a 3 hour visit at Hess - a tour followed by lunch with wine. The staff were excellent and the art museum was an unexpected delight. Both wine and food are wonderful - if we lived locally we would be regular visitors. We especially enjoyed the docent sharing lunch with us - she made the experience even more fun. We will recommend Hess to anyone visiting California wine country.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Carol R. Member Since 6/14/2019My BFF
Wine Tasting on 6/14/19 3:30 PM

Edgar was wonderful!!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Tami S. Member Since 6/11/2019My BFF
Wine Tasting on 6/11/19 10:30 AM

Beautiful winery. The taste leader was exceptional and the wines were excellent. In addition, there is a wonderful art museum. Highly recommend

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
sharon s. Member Since 5/2/2019My BFF
Museum Walk on 6/12/19 10:15 AM

We loved the beautiful entrance hall and the wonderful art that was displayed- it was a great exhibition We also enjoyed the wine. We’re looking forward to receiving our order Our docent was also very knowledgeable - Sharon

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Karen O. Member Since 6/3/2019My BFF
Tour of the Palate on 6/12/19 2:00 PM

Great experience, our guide was knowledgeable and well informed. Love the art.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Cathy D. Member Since 5/12/2019My BFF
Wine Tasting on 6/10/19 11:00 AM

This was an amazing experience! Cindy was awesome and tailored our tastings to our liking! She gave us a tour of their fermenting room and barrel Room! We loved the Hess Wines and ended up buying 7 bottles! Can’t wait to get them!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Dennis W. Member Since 5/23/2019My BFF
ATV + Wine & Cheese Pairing on 6/10/19 2:30 PM

If you love ART, WINE and MOUNTAIN SCENERY....this is a MUST. If you DO NOT LOVE ART, WINE and MOUNTAIN SCENERY....well there is no hope for you. Seriously, a WORLD CLASS art collection is just one of the highlights of this stop. The wine is terrific and the staff is friendly, outgoing and knowledgable. Put this on your list, take the ATV tour, you will be amazed.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 3/5
Antonio M. Member Since 5/5/2019My BFF
Tour, Wine & Cheese Pairing on 6/10/19 3:00 PM

The best wine cellar visit ever

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jennifer R. Member Since 4/9/2019My Parents
Vine to Table Excursion and Luncheon on 6/10/19 11:00 AM

Wonderful wine and beautiful grounds. We had a lovely experience!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Nancy B. Member Since 3/26/2016My BFF
Lobster Fest 2019 on 6/08/19 6:00 PM

Hess is always a wonderful place to visit and the Lobster Fest in June was a real treat. We arrived to live music playing in the courtyard and were handed glasses of bubbly. After appetizers and wine tasting, they rolled out huge pots of steaming lobster, shrimp, sausage, artichokes, corn & potatoes with all the fixins. We ate & drank under the wisteria covered arbors until dusk! Must do again!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Luisa G. Member Since 11/30/2016My BFF
Lobster Fest 2019 on 6/08/19 6:00 PM

We had a great time! Food was amazing and the sparkling wine was a great pare! Will definitely do it again!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Steven N. Member Since 5/25/2019My Boss
Wine Tasting on 6/07/19 10:00 AM

We had a wonderful experience and enjoyed every moment of our time. The wine was delicious and the collection of art was very impressive. Well done, Hess!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Patricia M. Member Since 4/9/2014My BFF
Tour, Wine & Cheese Pairing on 6/04/19 3:00 PM

A very relaxing tour and tasting. Never rushed and win s were excellent.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Roger W. Member Since 6/1/2019My BFF
Museum Walk on 6/02/19 10:15 AM

A beautiful winery! Very Welcoming staff.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Megan F. Member Since 6/2/2019My BFF
Wine Tasting on 6/02/19 3:00 PM

Wonderful, knowledgeable host Steve. Didn't have time to look at artwork. A bit off the beaten path, but beautiful setting, good wines. Joined the wind club.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Trisha T. Member Since 3/22/2019My Parents
Wine Tasting on 6/02/19 1:00 PM

Staff was amazing, friendly, knowledgeable. The wine is amazing and they really cater to what the customer enjoys.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Martin S. Member Since 3/22/2019My BFF
Tour, Wine & Cheese Pairing on 5/28/19 3:00 PM

wunderfaul place

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Meridith A. Member Since 5/3/2019My BFF
Wine Tasting on 5/04/19 12:00 PM

I had family from out of town and out of state. We were greeted well and our hostess Emma Witt was awesome, both in knowledge and friendliness. Then we enjoyed the art. So much yay! Thank you!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Scott M. Member Since 5/5/2019My Parents
Tour, Wine & Cheese Pairing on 5/25/19 11:30 AM

this was our first visit to Napa, and our first winery tour. HESS knocked it out of the park!! Make sure you book a tour, highly recommend the cheese pairing ($75) well worth it, don't just show up. after doing other tours after, HESS was our favorite. Request Steve as your host.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Christina V. Member Since 3/30/2019My BFF
Tour, Wine & Chocolate Indulgence on 5/25/19 3:30 PM

My husband and I did the wine and chocolate pairing experience & can't say enough about it. We loved it. Each wine was paired with a beautiful custom chocolate truffle, created specifically for each wine we tasted --- including a white chocolate truffle with almonds & lemon to go with the only white wine (this one was my personal favorite). Austin was our host. He was gracious & informative.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Shelley & Andrew V. Member Since 11/7/2014My BFF
Wine Tasting on 5/25/19 3:00 PM

Our bar tasting was the very best. I brought 4 friends along, and they were Most impressed with service, quality and quantity of very different blends, both white and red. Even enjoyed the rise of petit Syrah We all bought wine to take home. The new Pinot noir is amazing too

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jeff B. Member Since 5/19/2019My BFF
Wine Tasting on 5/22/19 10:00 AM

We had a fantastic experience at Hess! We really enjoyed our conversation with the gentleman who served us at the bar. He even allowed us to taste the Mardikian pinot noir, which was incredible.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Christopher L. Member Since 5/3/2018My Parents
The Hess Experience, Tour and Luncheon on 5/22/19 11:00 AM

Had the lunch and art tour. Once again, really well done. Fiorella was great.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Anthony F. Member Since 5/21/2019My Frenemy
Wine Tasting on 5/21/19 4:00 PM

People were extremely welcoming , venue was ok , wine was so so . Hess was our last stop of the day , so we was a little wore out . But with that being said it didn’t compare to the other spots we went to ,

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 2/5
Janice S. Member Since 10/18/2018My BFF
Wine Tasting on 5/19/19 4:00 PM

The best experience of the 8 wineries I visited. By far the best value! Too many other places have updated to an industrial design. Hess has a welcoming tasting bar very nice. The wines are great and reasonably priced as well.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
George W. Member Since 3/18/2019My BFF
Tour, Wine & Cheese Pairing on 5/20/19 11:30 AM

Over the top from beginning to end. My wife and I were there celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary. Cindy met us at the door with greetings, introduced herself as our host and got us started. The art displays are fabulous, we are grateful that the Hess Family is generously sharing the works with the public. The movie was quite informative and worth every minute.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Larry D. Member Since 5/18/2019My BFF
Wine Tasting on 5/18/19 2:00 PM

Overall I felt the value for the standard taste test was a good value. I enjoyed all of the wines that were offered in the flight. For some reason the exclusive RED flight was not as satisfying for me.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Bailee S. Member Since 5/18/2019My BFF
Wine Tasting on 5/19/19 12:30 PM

It was my first winery ever and I really enjoyed it. It was beautiful and the wine was delicious! Viewing the barrel room was also cool. The art museum was very cool and it is awesome that is was free just to let people see the beautiful art!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lorene J. Member Since 11/4/2017My BFF
Wine Tasting on 5/18/19 2:00 PM

Delicious wine. Friendly server

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Judy Z. Member Since 5/17/2019My BFF
Wine Tasting on 5/18/19 11:00 AM

Our host was knowledgeable about the History. The family connection was very interesting to me.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Debra C. Member Since 2/11/2019My BFF
The Hess Experience, Tour and Luncheon on 5/14/19 11:00 AM

Not the grocery store wine I was expecting! Their Hess Collection was carefully crafted and absolutely beautiful. The small block zin blew me away! Get out of the norm and make an appointment. You won’t be disappointed!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Desirae S. Member Since 5/6/2019My BFF
Mother's Day Brunch : Wine & Food Experience on 5/12/19 11:00 AM

I absolutely love the Hess! The winery, art collection, hospitality, wine, and overall happiness I felt there was pure bliss! I am going to highly recommend this place to all my friends, family, and co-workers! I took my mother for the mother's day brunch and tasting. She said that I have outdone myself. This is the place to go to have the best time!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jare F. Member Since 4/24/2019My BFF
The Hess Experience, Tour and Luncheon on 5/06/19 11:00 AM

Had an amazing time — the lunch, in particular, was fantastic!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Ken R. Member Since 2/10/2017My BFF
May Collector's Club Pick Up Party on 5/11/19 1:00 PM

Great location, amazing friendly and knowledgeable staff. Great wines.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Nancy & William K. Member Since 4/11/2019Evil Stepmother
Tour, Wine & Cheese Pairing on 5/06/19 11:30 AM

Had a wonderful time with Cindy! Our wine club shipment arrives tomorrow! Members for over 15 years! Can't wait to come back!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Cynthia R. Member Since 4/17/2019My BFF
The Hess Experience, Tour and Luncheon on 5/04/19 11:00 AM

It was a luxury we are pleased we indulged in. Our early May visit included perfect sunny, crisp weather & fewer tourists. We opted for the private Art Tour & Luncheon. Our guide was the key: warm, engaging and knowledgeable. The property: glorious. The art collection: striking. Lunch: 5* elegant. Tastings: well selected. We ended our visit with bags of goodies & a Hess wine club membership.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Dani L. Member Since 4/29/2019My BFF
Wine Tasting on 5/03/19 10:30 AM

We came for a girls trip with 7 of our friends, this was the first stop on our tour. We had an AMAZING time at Hess. Steve went above and beyond and made us feel very special. Not to mention this is now my new favorite wine.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kip W. Member Since 4/23/2019My BFF
Wine Tasting on 4/29/19 3:00 PM

We were a group of 10. Instead of doing a traditional tasting room tasting, we enjoyed two bottles in the courtyard on a beautiful sunny day. We then enjoyed Hess's amazing art collection. It was a perfect event.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jim C. Member Since 4/9/2019My BFF
Wine Tasting on 4/14/19 11:00 AM

We were welcomed enthusiastically when we arrived. We had a large group of 12. We divided into two tastings. Both groups were treated exceptionally well. The wines were superb and the experience was awesome. This was our favorite winery in the Napa Valley.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Danielle J. T. Member Since 4/26/2019My BFF
Wine Tasting on 4/28/19 2:00 PM

Yet another great experience at this winery! The staff really went above and beyond in welcoming us and accommodating our needs.

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