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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
  • Historic Building
  • Scenic View
  • Special Events
  • Sustainable
tours and tastings Tours & Tastings
  • By Appointment Only
  • Food & Wine Pairing
  • Napa Neighbor Participant
  • Private Tastings
  • Reservation Required
  • Reservations Recommended
  • Vineyard Tours
  • Wine & Cheese Pairing
  • Wine & Chocolate Pairing
  • Wine Club
  • Wine Tasting
varietals Varietals Offered
  • Albarino
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Carignane
  • Chardonnay
  • Malbec
  • Mourvedre/Mataro
  • Muscat
  • Petite Sirah
  • Port Wine
  • Red Table Wine
  • Rosé
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Syrah
  • Viognier
  • Zinfandel
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Angela A. Member Since 9/10/2016
Elevated Tasting on 9/22/16 2:30 PM

Great wine and tour

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jessica l. Member Since 6/17/2016
Tour, Wine & Chocolate Experience on 9/22/16 3:30 PM

This is a must.We did the wine and chocolate tasting. Jo our host was great.She gave us a short tour of the winery, then it was up to a tasting room with the most astounding view.She explained each chocolate and its wine pairing and made it interesting and fun.I have been on other wine and chocolate tastings and nearly fell asleep with powerpoint presentations. Afterwards tour the art collection.

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Tanya A. Member Since 9/21/2016
Wine Tasting on 9/22/16 11:00 AM

Hess is a beautiful winery tucked away in the Napa hills. Not only are the grounds gorgeous, the building where the tasting is held is as well. There is a modern art museum on one side, which hosts quite a few unique pieces, and the wine tasting side was a lovely stone structure over 100 years old. My husband and I have always enjoyed Hess, and the tasting convinced us to join the club.

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Jeff s. Member Since 7/29/2016
Tour Of The Palate on 9/21/16 2:00 PM

Great tour and tasting

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Pennyy O. Member Since 9/18/2016
Wine Tasting on 9/19/16 11:30 AM

A beautiful setting with interesting buildings and amazing gardens.

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Samantha B. Member Since 9/11/2016
Tour, Wine & Cheese Pairing on 9/14/16 11:30 AM

Very impressed with the venue itself however we were quite disappointed with our hostess. She was not very knowledgeable, was stumbling through her "presentation/tour" and wasn't able to answer any of the questions we had. The food and wine were great, but it would have been better with a more knowledgeable guide.

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Cameron T. Member Since 8/4/2016
Wine Tasting on 9/17/16 3:00 PM

Walked in planning to sign up for the wine club because we enjoy Hess Select. The staff was very robotic and forgot who they were serving constantly. Same questions, over and over. The wine didn't meet my expectations. Left and joined another wine club from earlier in the day. Won't be returning.

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Allison C. Member Since 8/11/2016
Tour Of The Palate on 9/16/16 2:00 PM

The Hess staff was knowledgeable, prepared and extremely accommodating since one couple in our group brought their 4 year old daughter. The food was outstanding and I loved that the chef came out to inform us of what he created. Again, special accommodations were made for the vegetarians in our group. Thank you all!!

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Randy K. Member Since 9/12/2016
Tour, Wine & Cheese Pairing on 9/14/16 11:30 AM

Not really a tour at all. Tasting and cheese about it.

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Hilary J. Member Since 7/3/2016
Tour, Wine & Cheese Pairing on 9/12/16 11:30 AM

Overall the experience was good. Host was very friendly and knowledgeable. The wine and cheese pairings were very good. We felt the pricing may have been high for what we got. We were expecting a little more of a tour.

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Janet N. Member Since 8/25/2016
Wine Tasting on 9/09/16 10:30 AM

Excellent. We joined the wine club!

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Raj S. Member Since 4/16/2016
Wine Tasting on 9/10/16 11:00 AM

Our host, Jan, was great - funny. We are members and love visiting especially to see the art gallery. Tried many wines - loved walking outside with wine between tasting.

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Robert R. Member Since 8/10/2016
Vine to Table Tour and Luncheon on 9/08/16 10:30 AM

Interesting walk through the vineyards on Mt. Veeder. Great lunch and wines. Could have done without the gallery tour as this was our second visit.

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Lawrence F. Member Since 8/23/2016
Vine to Table Tour and Luncheon on 9/08/16 10:30 AM

Hess Collection Winery exceeded my expectations. It is my ideal of what a Napa winery should be. Loved it!

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Kevin and Tammy M. Member Since 1/7/2014
Tour Of The Palate on 9/08/16 2:00 PM

Had a great time ! The art collection was awesome and really enjoyed the wine pairings !

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Chris G. Member Since 7/27/2016
Courtyard Pairing on 9/04/16 11:00 AM

Loved the tasting. Also liked buying wines not available at retIl

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Ana Tereza H. Member Since 8/30/2016
Tour, Wine & Chocolate Experience on 9/05/16 3:30 PM

A beautiful place, amazing wines, incredible experience with the chocolate tasting. The art collection is impeccable. I absolutely loved it.

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Butch B. Member Since 9/1/2016
Wine Tasting on 9/04/16 2:30 PM

I must admit after the drive up I was expecting more than was delivered. At this point in our weekend we had enjoyed top shelf hospitality, historic tours, beautiful walks among the grounds with full plump fruit. This stop was the most disappointing. No greeting, no directions, no service at the counter, no discussion about the wine, it was a huge let down.

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Margeaux A. Member Since 8/2/2016
Wine Tasting on 9/05/16 10:30 AM

Wonderful grounds and definitely one of the prettiest wineries. The staff is very knowledgeable about the property's history as well as the wines. I recommend going early if you are going on the weekends as it was less busy and made for a more personal experience.

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Kaylee G. Member Since 8/26/2016
Wine Tasting on 9/03/16 10:00 AM

The entire experience was amazing. Great location, ambiance, wine, and staff. Cindy took great care of us and made the experience even better! Thank you Hess and Cindy!

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Hillary S. Member Since 10/9/2014
Elevated Tasting on 9/03/16 2:30 PM

We are wine club members and were very underenthused - we didn't learn much, we only tasted wines that would be in our next shipment and the guide lived by his script.

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Thomas M. Member Since 8/25/2016
Elevated Tasting on 9/02/16 11:30 AM

An overall great experience. The grounds are beautiful, staff are very knowledgeable and wonderful wine!

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Regan L. Member Since 5/24/2016
Wine Tasting on 8/12/16 2:30 PM

Hess was a wonderful experience nestled in the Redwood trees! Grounds were beautiful and the tour was very interesting and full of knowledge about Hess. The tour we took brought us into the barreling room and that was a great spot for the tasting. We did not however have time to go through the art gallery.

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Robert O. Member Since 8/17/2016
Wine Tasting on 8/26/16 10:00 AM

wonderful

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Reto B. Member Since 8/31/2016
Museum Walk on 9/01/16 10:15 AM

We went there for the art - and this is really exceptional! There are plenty of wineries in Napa but this one is absolutely special.

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Elizabeth M. Member Since 8/16/2016
Wine Tasting on 8/26/16 11:30 AM

Fell in love with the wine - joined their wine club. But more importantly Mike did a fantastic job of making us feel welcome and explaining the various wines we tasted. The art gallery was an added benefit!

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Roger H. Member Since 8/15/2016
Tour Of The Palate on 8/24/16 2:00 PM

Was amazed by the art collection. Rod (our private tour guide) described the history of the acquisition of various pieces - so fascinating. Then the wine and food - fabulous!! Chef Hendrickson's dishes paired well with the wines. Clearly satisfied the two palates of art and wines.

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Robert and Claudia I. Member Since 8/19/2016
Museum Walk on 8/25/16 10:15 AM

We enjoyed our art tour and wine tasting last week. The guide was very interesting and even engaged a group of not very educated art tourist. Should I run right out and buy a $25 million piece of art or another bottle of Hess wine??? Maybe the Hess beverage while I think about the Hess Collection. Your winery is a very peaceful and special place. We will return!!

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Ruth R. Member Since 8/21/2016
Tour, Wine & Cheese Pairing on 8/26/16 11:30 AM

We look forward to our shipment arriving!

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Gail M. Member Since 4/4/2013
Wine Tasting on 8/25/16 11:00 AM

It was really wonderful. it took me twenty years to get there! But I will return again quite soon! The wine and grounds are fabulous. The art was interesting and the personnel superb!!

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Trish h. Member Since 6/25/2015
Wine Tasting on 8/21/16 2:30 PM

Great wine tasting experience for my friends from Virginia. Staff very cordial and welcoming. thanks!

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Marcy L. Member Since 7/23/2016
Wine Tasting on 8/21/16 1:00 PM

As soon as you pull into the parking lot you see beautiful surroundings. Everyone is very friendly and knowledgable. The wine is great! Kenzie and Austin poured for us. They have helped us before. Both are great at their jobs and are good company while tasting. They love to educate people on the wines.

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Jessica D. Member Since 8/5/2016
Elevated Tasting on 8/19/16 11:30 AM

Beautiful property. Enjoyed the tour, especially the tasting with cheese pairings in the barrel room. Also enjoyed looking at the art.

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Ezio D. Member Since 8/16/2016
Wine Tasting on 8/19/16 3:00 PM

Very welcoming, great team at Hess who were friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. Wonderful location which is off the beat and track.

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Phil G. Member Since 8/3/2016
Wine Tasting on 8/16/16 11:30 AM

The wines were interesting, the tasting room a pleasure and the art gallery was surprising in its quality. And overall great experience, worth the drive!

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Robert M. Member Since 8/3/2016
Wine Tasting on 8/15/16 1:00 PM

Beautiful winery, excellent wines and intetesting modern art collection.

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Brian M. Member Since 5/6/2016
Tour Of The Palate on 8/12/16 2:00 PM

From Ashley Cox honoring an out of date Certificate, to Michael leading us through a fabulous Tasting and Pairing, the afternoon could not have gone better!!! We bough a tremendous amount of wine, so will be thinking about Hess Collection for quite some time to come!! Additional kudos to the Chef and Food Server (both of who's names escape me presently)!

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Greg S. Member Since 8/11/2016
Wine Tasting on 8/13/16 3:30 PM

The vinery has a beautiful decor and a wonderful art collection. However, that's where the positive experience ends. The tasting room is standing room only. There is no food pairings and not even snacks (they gave us some breadsticks when we asked). The sommelier (or rather the bartender) was pouring all wines that we were tasting into the same glass and didn't even offer us water.

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Kimberly W. Member Since 8/3/2016
Tour Of The Palate on 8/13/16 2:00 PM

We enjoyed a host-led tour of the art gallery then we were escorted to a private dining room. In the dining room we we were treated to a stunning 3-course tasting of delicious chef-prepared food paired with Hess wines. We were not expecting the high level food and personalized attention.

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maria r. Member Since 7/27/2016
Tour, Wine & Cheese Pairing on 8/07/16 3:00 PM

Wine and cheese tasting was phenomenal the movie was great and the staff was very knowledgeable and friendly

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