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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
  • Gewurztraminer
  • Malbec
  • Mourvedre/Mataro
  • Muscat
  • Petite Sirah
  • Red Table Wine
  • RosĂ©
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Syrah
  • Viognier
  • Zinfandel
Average Score from CellarPass Visitors6 Star Average Rating
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Rachel S. Member Since 1/23/2016
Wine Tasting on 1/30/16 3:30 PM

It was a decent experience. Would have enjoyed a more personalized tasting.

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Benedict L. Member Since 1/9/2016
Elevated Tasting on 1/30/16 11:30 AM

Fabulous experience all around… cheers!

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Richard P. Member Since 1/28/2016
Elevated Tasting on 1/29/16 11:30 AM

Friendly, welcoming, knowledgeable, great visit.

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Beth T. Member Since 1/21/2016
Wine Tasting on 1/24/16 3:00 PM

The winery was beautiful, wines were great. We tasted a variety of different wines, all really great. The artwork was unique and displayed beautifully. Overall, a winner

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Remi A. Member Since 1/16/2016
Museum Walk on 1/23/16 10:15 AM

I had a very nice and educational time at the Hess art gallery and our guide, Sue, was delightful. I'm glad that I purchased the guided tour and thought that the tasting at the end was a very nice touch and worth the additional cost. The only downside was the courtyard, which was torn up due to renovation; but that's a minor point since it's under construction and is sure to look nice when done.

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Karen B. Member Since 12/29/2015
Wine Tasting on 1/23/16 4:00 PM

Website doesn't work well, no info on shipping and ship dates especially to states like NJ where it is very sparse. You shipped my order even after I cancelled it. Tasting experience was very uninspired, the pourer at the bar was not very attentive or informative. Not sure I'd recommend it to anyone else.

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Ron D. Member Since 1/14/2016
Wine Tasting on 1/18/16 1:00 PM

Greeted by tasting room attendant Tim promptly. He was very friendly, candid, funny and knowledgeable. All wines served were excellent!

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Regina s. Member Since 1/14/2016
Wine Tasting on 1/14/16 2:30 PM

I had been to this Winery before and had a great time. However, this trip was with 5 of us (4 had never been) - and it was just OK. For some reason the wines weren't hitting us, we were the only ones in there, and it took a long time for the server to warm up to us and interact with us. I thought this was strange given we were the only ones in there. The property is lovely.

Overall Score 3 Star Rating 3/5
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Janey & Lindy S. Member Since 10/29/2015
Private Tour & Tasting on 12/31/15 11:00 AM

The tour guide was excellent...I learned a lot about wines and the Hess vineyard.

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Linda O. Member Since 11/24/2015
Tour Of The Palate on 12/26/15 2:00 PM

It was amazing ... we really enjoyed the tour of the art gallery, the food pairing and the wines.

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Peter A. Member Since 12/12/2015
Wine Tasting on 12/19/15 1:30 PM

We had a very nice visit. The art collection was fun and the tasting room staff very personable.

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Gary L. Member Since 11/24/2015
Tour Of The Palate on 11/28/15 2:00 PM

We had a group of six for the Tour of the Palate. The wine and food pairings were outstanding with special kudos to the chef mastery of Chad and our spirit and actual guide Sue.

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Larry D. Member Since 11/8/2015
Wine Tasting on 11/21/15 10:00 AM

very nice location and the free tour was a plus. we learned a lot about the vineyard and the tour guide did a nice job. the art collection is interesting to view, but know that you cannot take a glass of wine to the 2nd and 3rd floors to view the collection. Lady offering the tasting was very helpful.

Overall Score 3 Star Rating 3/5
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Mike O. Member Since 5/20/2015
Wine Tasting on 11/27/15 3:00 PM

We always enjoy visiting Hess when we're in Napa. We had a private group tasting with Fred, whom we requested. He's fun, knowledgable and just a great guy.

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Robert F. Member Since 11/13/2015
Wine Tasting on 11/24/15 1:30 PM

The staff was really wonderful from the tasting to getting my club selections ready for pick up. Well done Hess team!

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Katerina N. Member Since 11/16/2015
Private Tour, Wine & Cheese Pairing on 11/21/15 3:00 PM

We loved our host and the cheese and wine paring experience was out of this world :)

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JORGE P. Member Since 10/12/2015
Private Tour & Tasting on 11/16/15 2:30 PM

We loved it. Great destination, not only for the delicious wine and scenery, but because the art collection itself is worth a visit.

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David O. Member Since 11/21/2015
Wine Tasting on 11/21/15 4:00 PM

Then outside and entrance was in line with what I would expect from a winery. However, the tasting was an absolute failure. I could not enjoy the wine due to the overwhelming number of fruit flies. My continued to swap away while tasting. Then we observed 50 plus just on the edges of the bar, bar products, & the silver wine bottle holders. Very poor environment.

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Dominique S. Member Since 11/17/2015
Museum Walk on 11/18/15 10:15 AM

This was an incredible experience! I was given an amazing and very informative tour of this incredible art collection and then sampled some impressive wine. Can't wait until it is delivered to us at home to enjoy.

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John D. Member Since 8/6/2014
Wine Tasting on 11/14/15 10:00 AM

Nice place. Nice people. Just average wine. Most of which cab be bought at discount wine stores. Worth a 10 minute walk through if you are in the area.

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Gigi H. Member Since 8/22/2015
Private Tour, Wine & Cheese Pairing on 11/13/15 11:30 AM

This was a jewel- we loved the whole experience and will be back Kenzie did a fabulous job- the history combined with the wine and cheese paring were wonderful- we loved the garden!

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Allison S. Member Since 10/28/2015
Private Tour, Wine & Cheese Pairing on 11/08/15 11:30 AM

The staff was very friendly and greeted us immediately. We were a bit early, but that was no problem. The wine and cheese pairing was excellent and the private tour very nice. The art collection is odd, but then again, I am not into that genre. I would recommend visiting this winery, but only if you are staying in Napa as it is a bit of a drive otherwise.

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Jim B. Member Since 11/11/2015
Wine Tasting on 11/12/15 11:30 AM

They seem to be willing to charge $20 for a few teaspoons of wine, and it's clear the staff aren't interested in visitors. Too bad, the owners have gone to a lot of trouble to make it beautiful, but its lame and unfriendly and I won't be back.

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Patricia M. Member Since 10/19/2015
Private Tour, Wine & Cheese Pairing on 11/12/15 11:30 AM

Truly terrific experience. Our host, Cesar, was very knowledgeable and gracious. We truly loved everything about it.

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Gina P. Member Since 10/13/2015
Wine Tasting on 11/04/15 2:30 PM

The signs were easy to follow since it is located up a small mountain. The property was beautiful and overall we had a pleasant tasting, although the place was very busy.

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Joseph L. Member Since 11/3/2015
Wine Tasting on 11/07/15 10:30 AM

Orlando was pretty amazing. HE is the reason why we ended up buying so much of the wine. Unfortunately, we had to be "hosted" by another person whose demeanor is not suited for wine pouring. This person was extremely curt, inhospitable, and sometimes rude. We ended up purchasing 2 cases there and being a part of the 12 bottle wine club plus whites. Please thank Orlando!!!

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bruce g. Member Since 10/29/2015
Private Tour, Wine & Chocolate Experience on 11/07/15 3:30 PM

Our tour, conducted by Rod, was fantastic. His knowledge of the history of the area as a winery destination, the stories behind the art and the artists and the wines and chocolates themselves was very impressive.

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Claire F. Member Since 10/27/2015
Private Tour, Wine & Cheese Pairing on 11/04/15 3:00 PM

We had the wine and cheese pairing - both were excellent.

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Mauricio M. Member Since 10/22/2015
Tour Of The Palate on 11/06/15 2:00 PM

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Steve S. Member Since 10/25/2015
Wine Tasting on 11/06/15 10:30 AM

Of our four winery visits last week, Hess scores as the best value, and is among the top two experiences overall. We found it particularly welcome that the tour itself was complementary, and the modestly priced tasting allowed a choice of wines, so that the two of us could taste 8 different selections. They even offered a shared tasting but we had a Yelp promo that gave us a 2 for 1 price. 5Stars!

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Jessica R. Member Since 8/28/2015
Wine Tasting on 10/21/15 10:00 AM

Absolutely loved the art collection. We went up mainly to see the art and to have a different and unique experience. The wine guy was very helpful and we learned alot about the wine.

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sara b. Member Since 10/4/2015
Private Tour & Tasting on 10/31/15 2:30 PM

we had a brief tour and a lovely tasting with Orlando in the courtyard.

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Laurie W. Member Since 4/17/2014
Private Tour, Wine & Cheese Pairing on 10/30/15 3:00 PM

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Mary E. Member Since 10/17/2015
Private Tour, Wine & Chocolate Experience on 10/29/15 3:30 PM

We had a your and wine/chocolate pairing with Ceasar, who was delightful.

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William S. Member Since 9/18/2015
Private Tour & Tasting on 10/19/15 11:00 AM

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Nancy Z. Member Since 10/24/2015
Wine Tasting on 10/25/15 2:00 PM

I truly enjoyed being able to see such a well curated collection of beautiful and thought provoking art pieces, and ending it with a wine tasting of impressive, high quality wines. We took a beautiful, easy bike ride up to the winery from town and were met with staff that were friendly, welcoming, and very knowledgable. Every aspect of the winery was lovely! I would definitely recommend this.

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Julie L. Member Since 10/6/2015
Wine Tasting on 10/17/15 2:30 PM

The facility was beautiful, I enjoyed the view, the style and the location. Gorgeous!

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Abby G. Member Since 10/7/2015
Private Tour, Wine & Chocolate Experience on 10/17/15 3:30 PM

Caesar was the best! We had an amazing experience and lots of good wine and chocolate!

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J.C. R. Member Since 10/3/2015
Private Tour, Wine & Cheese Pairing on 10/17/15 3:00 PM

Too much time spent on the art collection and not enough time spent on the wine. This tour had a mass production feel to it due to PA announcements going off announcing the next winery tour begins in 5 minutes. Our host was pouring all the wines we were to sample at once to keep us on time after a lengthy gallery tour.

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Sara S. Member Since 10/11/2015
Elevated Tasting on 10/16/15 4:00 PM

It was a very nice experience!

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Lewis G M. Member Since 9/21/2015
Private Tour & Tasting on 10/10/15 2:30 PM

It was a very good wine tasting and experience. I would recommend not to miss Hess Collection Winery.

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Rita F. Member Since 10/4/2015
Private Tour, Wine & Chocolate Experience on 10/16/15 3:30 PM

We had a wonderful time at the winery. The chocolate pairing was a great experience.

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Jennifer F. Member Since 10/3/2015
Wine Tasting on 10/12/15 11:00 AM

Beautiful setting, knowledgeable staff, interesting wines. One of our favorites!

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Roman D. Member Since 10/8/2015
Wine Tasting on 10/10/15 4:00 PM

Overpriced

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Christina R. Member Since 8/5/2015
Wine Tasting on 10/11/15 2:30 PM

I love visiting Hess Collection Winery so much that I became a member. The staff is very personable and welcoming when you visit and the wine is great.

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Jim M. Member Since 10/10/2015
Museum Walk on 10/11/15 10:15 AM

Worth the trip into the mountains. Beautiful facility, eclectic collection and terrific wines.

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Lisa P. Member Since 8/17/2015
Private Tour, Wine & Cheese Pairing on 10/06/15 3:00 PM

Really enjoyed our private cheese & wine tasting. You have a beautiful place up there. We will return.

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Beat S. Member Since 9/21/2015
Private Tour & Tasting on 10/04/15 2:30 PM

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Phillip H. Member Since 9/8/2015
Private Tour, Wine & Chocolate Experience on 9/24/15 3:30 PM

Wonderful tour of the facility and art gallery with Rodrick. Wine tasting at end of tour was relaxing and enjoyable.

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Candis H. Member Since 9/2/2015
Private Tour & Tasting on 10/04/15 11:00 AM

Friendly and knowledgeable host for tasting. Art collection was odd and not at all my style but interesting. Beautiful view from winery.

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Jerry H. Member Since 7/30/2014
Wine Tasting on 10/03/15 10:00 AM

I was pleasantly surprised.

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Sabina G. Member Since 9/22/2015
Private Tour & Tasting on 10/03/15 2:30 PM

Very nice place and was surprised to learn of the ties to Christian Brothers.

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JIll L. Member Since 8/14/2015
Wine Tasting on 9/25/15 3:30 PM

Fabulous destination from the point of view of the wine, food, art and entertainment. I particularly like the outside deck.

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Authentic California V. Member Since 2/19/2015
Private Tour, Wine & Chocolate Experience on 9/28/15 3:30 PM

The wine and chocolate pairing was something different...and delicious!

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Joanne F. Member Since 6/6/2015
Garden Service on 9/26/15 1:30 PM

The art is very interesting My mom loved more than I But when u go to Napa it is unexpected

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Penny J. Member Since 8/26/2015
Garden Service on 9/24/15 12:00 PM

The location is lovely. The garden service was weak at best with a nice young man but he was not educated in the wine industry much less Hess wines. I would recommend just grabbing a tasting at the beautiful bar inside and then touring the thoughtful and extensive art collection.

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David L. Member Since 8/25/2015
Wine Tasting on 9/24/15 3:00 PM

Very good wine selection. Very nice winery

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Sharon M. Member Since 9/14/2015
Wine Tasting on 9/19/15 11:00 AM

Loved the art collection and the history of the winery and tour was also very good. We were told we needed to make a reservation for a wine tasting. We were mostly interested in the art, so the reservation bit was annoying (because we had to be there at a certain time) but once we got into the art it was great and so forgot about being annoyed with the reservation bit.

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Marilyn W. Member Since 9/18/2015
Private Tour, Wine & Cheese Pairing on 9/19/15 11:30 AM

The Wine and Cheese Tour was amazing!

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Robin H. Member Since 9/18/2015
Wine Tasting on 9/19/15 3:30 PM

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Jacques Y. Member Since 8/7/2015
Private Tour & Tasting on 9/18/15 11:00 AM

Orlando did an excellent job to present the unique wine making process at Hess. The selection of wines for tasting was great! I look forward to my September trio shipment.

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Andre M. Member Since 9/13/2015
Garden Service on 9/14/15 2:00 PM

It was a Garden Service but the garden itself was in very bad conditions. I was expecting to visit the property , I mean the vineyards and not only a wine tasting. The museum was the nice surprise. Nevertheless the all experience let me disapointed.

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Tara M. Member Since 8/1/2015
Private Tour & Tasting on 9/13/15 11:00 AM

We were looking forward to our tour of the Hess winery and couldn't have been more pleased. Kenzy was our knowledgeable, easy going guide. He tailored the tour to fit what we wanted. We started in the vineyard, tasted the grapes and then followed the grapes through the entire process ending with the tasting. We enjoyed the art gallery as well

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Mark M. Member Since 9/13/2015
Wine Tasting on 9/14/15 3:00 PM

Disappointing after the drive out. Would not be on my recommendation list to friends visiting the Napa region.

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Grigorios T. Member Since 9/5/2015
Wine Tasting on 9/05/15 1:00 PM

Nice place with very pleasant people and high quality wines. The art gallery was a surprise!

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Susann W. Member Since 9/10/2015
Wine Tasting on 9/11/15 11:00 AM

Wonderful setting, amazing Art!

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Nancy A. Member Since 8/19/2015
Private Tour, Wine & Cheese Pairing on 9/05/15 3:00 PM

fabulous- nothing short of fabulous, in all respects.

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Cheri F. Member Since 8/31/2015
Tour Of The Palate on 9/05/15 2:00 PM

This was a wonderful first experience in the Napa Valley. We arrived about an hour early and were warmly greeted then offered the chance to walk the grounds, have a glass of wine in the courtyard and just relax. Every person we interacted with was friendly and welcoming. I can't say enough about the pairing! It felt like a private dining experience in the beautiful library and was to die for!

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Naomi R. Member Since 9/2/2015
Garden Service on 9/05/15 12:00 PM

Lovely setting. Friendly staff. We bought two bottles. when we opened the packaging later at the hotel, we discovered one of the bottles was not what we had asked/paid for.

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Susan E. Member Since 7/10/2015
Tour Of The Palate on 8/25/15 2:00 PM

We were greeted by name. Sue was our tour guide and she was both lovely and informative. It was a real treat on many levels! The art, the information and the food pairing. Thank you!

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Eileen H. Member Since 6/15/2015
Private Tour & Tasting on 8/18/15 11:00 AM

We booked a private tour and tasting and had the knowledgeable Roderick as our wonderful guide. The story of the Hess winery is so fascinating that I can't believe it's not a movie. They have created a temporary tasting room because of last year's earthquake and it's quite inviting. The art is fascinating and I am only sorry that some of it is not on display because of the re-construction.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Jaunelle P. Member Since 8/11/2015
Garden Service on 8/16/15 12:00 PM

The staff were very knowledgeable. We enjoyed the tasting and look forward to enjoying the wine that we purchased.

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Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Bonnie H. Member Since 8/19/2015
Wine Tasting on 8/19/15 1:30 PM

We enjoyed several wine tastings, took a wine tour and visited the art gallery. The red wines are fabulous.

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
First Impression 4 Star Rating 4/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Laurie R. Member Since 8/16/2015
Wine Tasting on 8/18/15 1:30 PM

Thought-provoking art, friendly service, lovely tastings, easy purchase experience. Not to mention the beautiful hilltop setting!

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Javier S. Member Since 8/13/2015
Wine Tasting on 8/17/15 4:00 PM

Winery was partially closed for repair.

Overall Score 3 Star Rating 3/5
First Impression 3 Star Rating 3/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 3 Star Rating 3/5
Kristen C. Member Since 4/9/2014
Wine Tasting on 8/10/15 2:30 PM

Wonderful time with friends in the garden!! Had the choice of 3 wines and were very happy! Only comment - more wines were available for tastings in the tent. We wanted to enjoy the lovely gardens and wished we were able to taste all of the available wines outdoors.

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Shari T. Member Since 7/27/2015
Wine Tasting on 8/04/15 2:00 PM

Hess has always been one of our favorite Cabs so my husband and I were excited to visit the winery. Unfortunately due to the earthquake last year, they were still in transition and the tasting was done in a makeshift tent. The staff was very friendly and accommodating however.

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
First Impression 4 Star Rating 4/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 3 Star Rating 3/5
Eric S. Member Since 5/1/2015
Tour Of The Palate on 8/08/15 10:00 AM

From appointment set-up to on time event preparedness and thorough tour and wine tasting, Hess outperformed on our visit. Whether you want to impress family/clients, or just relax with fellow wine lovers,Tour de Palate is a winner.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Barry & Allison R. Member Since 4/21/2015
Wine Tasting on 8/06/15 1:00 PM

terrible first impression, I have been to Hess before and was truly disappointed in the way they handled the appointment

Overall Score 2 Star Rating 2/5
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Hospitality 1 Star Rating 1/5
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Michael L. Member Since 8/4/2015
Wine Tasting on 8/05/15 12:30 PM

I was surprised that after being a "supposed" loyal wine club member, that I was not recognized as such and both the reception area and the wine tasting personnel were not prepared or aware of my appointment. It was like I was just another person off the street.

Overall Score 3 Star Rating 3/5
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Ashley W. Member Since 7/15/2015
Private Tour, Wine & Chocolate Experience on 8/03/15 3:30 PM

Wine was good, the tour guide was amazing. I would highly recommend wine and chocolate tasting. It allowed us to try wines we may not have and the experience was amazing.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Hilary B. Member Since 7/17/2015
Garden Service on 8/01/15 3:00 PM

Beautiful setting and lovely wines. Enjoyed that it was possible to purchase a full glass of wine after tasting.

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First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 4 Star Rating 4/5
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Christopher L. Member Since 3/5/2013
Wine Tasting on 7/29/15 4:00 PM

Would've been nice to know the art collection was closed and tastings were in a tent before driving two hours to visit.

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Nancy T. Member Since 7/25/2015
Wine Tasting on 7/26/15 12:00 PM

The tasting room was interesting, but busy. The person helping us was nice, but was really busy, as well. We enjoyed our selection of wines.

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
First Impression 3 Star Rating 3/5
Hospitality 4 Star Rating 4/5
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Ashley R. Member Since 7/13/2015
Wine Tasting on 7/25/15 10:00 AM

They were extremely welcoming and accommodating. It's nice to have a winery with something else to do besides wine- the art was great. Great bartenders/wine pourers. Loved the orange muscat.

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
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Ricardo D. Member Since 7/24/2015
Wine Tasting on 7/25/15 10:30 AM

Nice place, beautiful art work, too many people, too comercial, very low service, i don't know why i made an appointment, this was the worst winery experience.

Overall Score 2 Star Rating 2/5
First Impression 3 Star Rating 3/5
Hospitality 1 Star Rating 1/5
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Joan C. Member Since 5/29/2014
Private Tour & Tasting on 7/22/15 11:00 AM

Roderick, our tour guide, was outstanding. he was knowledgeable about the wine, the art, and he was funny. My European guests raved about the experience.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
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susan c. Member Since 6/29/2015
Wine Tasting on 7/24/15 3:30 PM

Hess winery is beautiful and the art collection is impressive, but your staff is the best of all. Sue and Gustavo and the whole charming, helpful crew exceed expectations in every way, gracious and helpful and good humored. I'm afraid I don't remember the name of the gent who poured wine for us was -- it was an unusual name -- but he was great. And the wines, not incidentally, are delicious.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Jason W. Member Since 7/22/2015
Private Tour, Wine & Chocolate Experience on 7/24/15 3:30 PM

We had a great experience. The winery itself was very nice, the art collection was amazing, the wine and chocolates we sampled were delicious, and our tour guide, Roderick, was awesome. I would recommend visiting this winery to anyone in the area. And anyone that does go should request Roderick as a tour guide.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Lorin J. Member Since 7/15/2015
Wine Tasting on 7/24/15 11:30 AM

Beautiful grounds. The wine tasting experience was rushed. The art collection vey contemporary. We had reservations but the reception was haphazard and not welcoming.

Overall Score 3 Star Rating 3/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 3 Star Rating 3/5
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Cindy Z. Member Since 7/21/2015
Wine Tasting on 7/22/15 11:00 AM

Larry is an excellent host. He made our tasting experience enjoyable & memorable. Love that Malbec! The hospitality exceeded our expectations. Thank you.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
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stuart w. Member Since 7/6/2015
Private Tour, Wine & Chocolate Experience on 7/21/15 3:30 PM

incredible experience....

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Hospitality 4 Star Rating 4/5
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Al C. Member Since 7/20/2015
Wine Tasting on 7/20/15 4:00 PM

Great place. Tasting room is still under construction from the earthquake though. And no Lion to taste :(

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
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Theresa S. Member Since 7/7/2015
Private Tour, Wine & Cheese Pairing on 7/20/15 3:00 PM

We had a lovely time on the beautiful estate. Loved the opportunity to view the art collection with the wine and cheese tasting.

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Monica S. Member Since 4/3/2015
Wine Tasting on 7/18/15 10:30 AM

We had out of town guests visiting and we took the 10:45 tour on Saturday (excellent) and did a 11:15 tasting. We used our Napa Neighbor 2 for 1 which was wonderful. I miss the gift shop, but I imagine it will open soon. Overall excellent experience. Thinking about become a member.

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Ayako H. Member Since 7/6/2015
Wine Tasting on 7/19/15 3:00 PM

I visited your place with 4 other friends from Japan and they all loved it!

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Bryan F. Member Since 7/10/2015
Private Tour, Wine & Cheese Pairing on 7/19/15 3:00 PM

Place was beautiful . Great time

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Donna D. Member Since 7/10/2015
Wine Tasting on 7/11/15 3:00 PM

I was greeted very warmly at the front desk. We were a party of six. We were told to go up stairs/elevator to the 3rd floor. Once off the elevator we were not sure were to go. It would have been nice to have a sign saying, "Tasting Room this way". ---> We walked through the gallery and eventually came upon the bar and tasting area. Next time I would like to book a table instead of the bar

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Alex I. Member Since 7/16/2015
Wine Tasting on 7/18/15 2:00 PM

Great experience, beautiful property~

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Jim K. Member Since 6/30/2015
Wine Tasting on 7/14/15 2:00 PM

Pleasantly surprised! Being familiar with the Hess brand (sold at COSTCO and other larger retailers) we expected a more commercial operation. We were highly impressed with the location, grounds, buildings and hospitality. Most surprising was the variety of wines offered. Most are not for sale in retail stores and they were excellent - on par with the best wines we tasted in Napa. Excellent!

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Jeffrey H. Member Since 6/21/2015
Private Tour & Tasting on 6/28/15 11:00 AM

We had just an amazing, informative, fun time during our tour and tasting. I've been looking forward to visiting for years (my last name is Hess), and my expectations were met and exceeded.

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Katy C. Member Since 6/11/2015
Wine Tasting on 6/24/15 4:00 PM

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Jessica P. Member Since 6/26/2015
Wine Tasting on 7/03/15 11:00 AM

Enjoyed the art and loved the wine!

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Emily M. Member Since 8/4/2013
Wine Tasting on 6/21/15 10:00 AM

Stellar wines, amazing art collection, beautiful gardens.

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Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Jeffrey S. Member Since 6/17/2015
Museum Walk on 6/18/15 10:15 AM

Michael was fantastic. He was both enthusiastic about the art and knowledgeable.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Jerry S. Member Since 6/14/2015
Vineyard Tour on 6/16/15 10:30 AM

The vineyard tour was so educational about Hess, the history, current wines and the future. The personal approach makes it inviting to be part of team Hess. The wine tasting was also not locked into certain wines that you had to work your way up through. Samantha who lead the vineyard walk and tasting really knew her stuff and made us feel that we were so glad to have done this.

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Nina N. Member Since 6/12/2015
Garden Service on 6/14/15 12:30 PM

Quick stop before our graduation luncheon. It was lovely to sit out in the garden and try some of the wines. The provisions plate wasn't has bountiful or complimentary to the wine as I had expected. I think the additional $20 per bottle was a little much.

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
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Tammy B. Member Since 5/19/2015
Small Bites Tasting on 6/06/15 11:00 AM

This is a great experience for someone new (or even experienced) in wine tasting. Everyone is really nice. The art is amazing. The food was very good. No complaints at all!

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Kim M. Member Since 5/27/2015
Tour Of The Palate on 6/04/15 2:00 PM

Cool art. Great food paired with great wine

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Kerry M. Member Since 5/13/2015
Garden Service on 5/24/15 1:30 PM

Great experience at Hess! Beautiful setting. Larry, a very experienced senior wine concierge, guided us through Hess' wide selection of delicious red wines.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Russ J. Member Since 5/3/2015
Private Tour, Wine & Chocolate Experience on 5/23/15 3:30 PM

The tour was fantastic mostly because of Michael our guide. Very knowledgable about the history of the winery and the chocolate pairing we enjoyed at the end. So sad to se the damage done by the earthquake.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Diane T. Member Since 5/17/2015
Private Tour, Wine & Cheese Pairing on 5/21/15 11:30 AM

Our experience at the Hess Collection was outdtanding. Beautiful setting, excellent art, great wine and cheese. Absolutely perfect.

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CANDICE L. Member Since 5/6/2015
Wine Tasting on 5/17/15 11:00 AM

great ambience, cosy place with friendly staff. second time for us; we enjoyed our wine tasting tremendously. loved the cabernet sauvignon and we are bringing one home with us. we miss the old wine tasting room and hope that the restoration will be completed soon. we will certainly return

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Julie B. Member Since 5/12/2015
Wine Tasting on 5/13/15 10:30 AM

It is a beautiful property with exceptional art and wine! If you want the total package - go to Hess!

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Patti C. Member Since 5/15/2015
Wine Tasting on 5/16/15 2:00 PM

We only visited the collection on our visit. Will look forward to you getting the tasting room back. Good luck with the renovation.

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
First Impression 4 Star Rating 4/5
Hospitality 4 Star Rating 4/5
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David C. Member Since 4/3/2015
Tour Of The Palate on 5/13/15 2:00 PM

This was a truly awesome experience! Excellent wines, superbly prepared and paired dishes, extraordinary environment, and an exceptional host (Larry) conspired to make this the most memorable wine country experience we have ever had! Larry demonstrated the perfect balance of class with warmth and friendliness, making our group feel instantly comfortable while he entertained and educated us.

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Rosemary T. Member Since 5/6/2015
Wine Tasting on 5/08/15 10:30 AM

(I am choosing all 5 stars, but they don't seem to be working.) We had a lovely hostess greet us at the desk & offer us a tour prior to our tasting, and that was the hightlight of our visit. The grounds & flowers are so lovely & it is a wonderful back story. Enjoyed the film, as well. Wine tasting was great, my daughter signed up for the Wine Club. Gorgeous scenery & drive up from the main road.

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Tina A. Member Since 5/9/2015
Tour Of The Palate -Mothers Day Celebration on 5/10/15 2:00 PM

Me and my mother had a wonderful time from start to finish... upon arrival the winery is set in serene hills... the art was an interesting collection... our chef was fantastic putting together our pairings... and our guide Micheal was superb very knowledgeable, friendly and fun to chat with while we were there.

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Judith L. Member Since 5/9/2015
Wine Tasting on 5/09/15 12:00 PM

Lovely, friendly, as always. We feel like family when we come in the door. We are happy wine club members!

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Eric J. Member Since 4/13/2015
Private Tour, Wine & Cheese Pairing on 5/07/15 11:30 AM

We had personal 90 min tour the staff person was fabulous and insightful My only gripe was the earthquake renovation which was NOT your fault. Purchased wine to be shipped All wine sample tasters were excellent :)

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Dylan S. Member Since 4/30/2015
Wine Tasting on 5/02/15 12:30 PM

Beautiful grounds, delicious wine, and an impressive collection of modern art. Highly recommend for groups or couples visiting the area!

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Vicki S. Member Since 4/27/2015
Tour Of The Palate on 5/02/15 2:00 PM

Larry was great - the best guide/host we experienced in Napa valley. He was informative, gracious and funny The food and wine pairing was delicious

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Raylan L. Member Since 4/29/2015
Small Bites Tasting on 5/01/15 1:00 PM

Hess is the epitome of a Napa Wine Country experience. The beautiful grounds, great art, wonderful wine and excellent cuisine create a "top of the mark" day in Napa. Service is impeccable - a wonderful combination of hospitality and respect that allows you to fully appreciate your time at Hess. We enjoyed a "small bites" paring and we still talk about the duck spread.

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Christopher W. Member Since 4/3/2015
Private Tour & Tasting on 4/08/15 11:00 AM

Great place one of my favorites

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Danny H. Member Since 5/1/2015
Wine Tasting on 5/01/15 4:00 PM

Nice building and grounds. Undergoing repair from earthquake so art gallery access limited.

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
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Justin N. Member Since 1/16/2015
Private Tour & Tasting on 4/26/15 2:30 PM

Amazing experience, best place in all of Napa!!

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Wanda P. Member Since 4/15/2015
Tour Of The Palate on 4/24/15 2:00 PM

Excellent tour and the 3 bites were outstanding!

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kathleen m. Member Since 4/20/2015
Wine Tasting on 4/23/15 10:30 AM

It is a beautiful complex. We had an interesting tour and then explored the outstanding Hess art collection. The wine tasting was also very enjoyable. A great experience!!!

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Brian M. Member Since 4/20/2015
Museum Walk on 4/22/15 10:15 AM

Great tour guide with good sense of humour and very knowledgable

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Juan G. Member Since 4/13/2015
Wine Tasting on 4/16/15 2:30 PM

the gallery is the main reason to go here, the wine is good but the art in these halls is stunning

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Linda S. Member Since 4/16/2015
Wine Tasting on 4/17/15 10:30 AM

Loved the scenery and the history.

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carol c. Member Since 10/17/2012
Wine Tasting on 4/14/15 10:00 AM

A very nice selection of wines, we had a simple tasting and enjoyed it very much. The extra treat here is an unusual collection of art the can be viewed, some very interesting items.

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
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Chad D. Member Since 3/22/2015
Private Tour & Tasting on 4/07/15 11:00 AM

The winery was beautiful and the guide we had for a private tour was outstanding. Great wines and excellent customer service.

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Jeffery C. Member Since 4/3/2015
Museum Walk on 4/04/15 10:15 AM

We had a wonderful time on the museum walk. Our tour guide Larry was fantastice. He was very knowledgable about the art and gave excellent background information on the artists as well. He did a great job with our tasting also, and based on our preferences had us taste some fantastic wines, many of which we purchased.

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Christin C. Member Since 3/30/2015
Small Bites Tasting on 3/31/15 11:00 AM

Had a wonderful experience! Christian was a great host and the pairing was wonderful and delicious! A definite must when visiting Napa.

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Suzanne H. Member Since 3/21/2015
Museum Walk on 3/30/15 10:15 AM

Educational, entertaining and tasty!

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Fred M. Member Since 3/18/2015
Private Tour & Tasting on 3/26/15 2:30 PM

The tour could a had a little more "behind the scenes" information. the tasting was very well done.

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Lila T. Member Since 2/20/2015
Wine Tasting on 3/23/15 2:00 PM

Despite the fact that we received emails from them both before and after our visit, there was no record of our appointment when we arrived at the desk. We were admitted, but grudgingly.

Overall Score 3 Star Rating 3/5
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Frank W. Member Since 7/2/2013
Wine Tasting on 3/22/15 3:00 PM

I was disappointed with my Hess visit. The wine bar on the 3rd floor looked like they just stuck it in a corner. The staff was not very interested in serving the guests because they were too busy laughing and talking with each other. The guy who was "taking care" of us poured one glass(we had 4 people in our party) left through other 3 empty and walked away to talk and fist bump with fellow employ

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David S. Member Since 3/18/2015
Museum Walk on 3/19/15 10:15 AM

Fabulous collection. Beautifully shown. Friendly, helpful tour. Great wine. Wonderful experience.

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Ralf B. Member Since 2/13/2015
Private Tour & Tasting on 2/15/15 2:30 PM

The Hess Collection is not directly on a route, but its location and surrounding is just great. we had a Private Cellar and Tasting Tour with Larry which was a great pleasure. It was very informative, not only about the winery or the wines but also about climate, soil and history. And while tasting the wines he told as what he would cook. We would have loved going with him for a private dinner!

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Meredith Y. Member Since 3/16/2015
Private Tour, Wine & Chocolate Experience on 3/16/15 3:30 PM

Private barrel room and art tour followed by chocolate and wine pairing.

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Tom G. Member Since 9/29/2013
Wine Tasting on 3/16/15 10:30 AM

The 6 of us enjoyed the hour and a half we spent there. The free tour was informative. The video was excellent ( especially the aerial coverage of the different planting areas) The tasting was good. It may be overpriced at $20. We bought wine and there was "confusion" about what wine purchases would waive which tasting fees. It was awkward and unnecessary..shame on Hess.

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
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William L. Member Since 12/29/2014
Wine Tasting on 3/15/15 2:30 PM

The services were great, and the environment was very peaceful and relaxing.

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Justin B. Member Since 11/22/2014
Private Tour & Tasting on 3/01/15 2:30 PM

Our guide was mlre buzzed than we were and the tour was a major downer. We enjoyed the wine we got to it but she had little knowledge.

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Teresa B. Member Since 1/16/2015
Wine Tasting on 2/09/15 2:30 PM

Hess was the first winery I wanted to visit when planning my trip to Napa because the Hess Select Cabernet was the first Cab that I fell in love with at a local Italian Restaurant. The winery did not disappoint me even though the facility had undergone some damage as a result of the recent hurricane. The art gallery was entertaining -- even to a non-artistic type. Wines were delish!

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Debbi W. Member Since 2/24/2015
Wine Tasting on 2/24/15 11:00 AM

This tour and tasting was outstanding! From the incredible art collection to the informative tasting and food pairing, it was a knockout!!

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Patricia R. Member Since 2/19/2015
Private Tour & Tasting on 2/21/15 2:30 PM

I had a great time at the Hess Collection Winery on Saturday. Everyone was helpful and friendly. Our Tour guide Larry, was the best. He was very knowledgable. He provided us with great information about the Hess Collection. The Wine tasting took place in the garden area and it was a beautiful day for the event. Wine was excellent, of course we left with 2 bottles each of Malbec and Muscat.

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Timothy G. Member Since 2/18/2015
Museum Walk on 2/20/15 10:15 AM

Hess Collection provided a delightful immersion of landscape, art, history and wine. The contemporary art collection is diverse, made more special by the intimate gallery space. From the winding drive to the heritage of the property to the rich wines, Hess is an experience worth the effort.

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Ruth M. Member Since 2/11/2015
Wine Tasting on 2/19/15 11:30 AM

There were 7 of us celebrating a special birthday. We took the tour and wine tasting with Larry. He was the best, gave us a great history on the winery and did a fabulous job describing the wine we were tasting. The art collection is amazing. Can't wait to go back with my husand.

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Mark R. Member Since 12/8/2014
Private Tour, Wine & Cheese Pairing on 2/17/15 3:00 PM

Caesar was very informative on our private tour. Hess makes great wine.

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Dan S. Member Since 2/10/2015
Wine Tasting on 2/14/15 11:00 AM

Once you get here...you'll be rewarded with a truly unique experience. Easy to find, tasting in new 3 story bldg with art gallery, excellent service - friendly & professional. Estate wines are worth the trip.

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Denise P. Member Since 2/7/2015
Tour Of The Palate on 2/11/15 2:00 PM

A gougeous gourmet experience combined with excellent art!

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Eileen D. Member Since 2/6/2015
Wine Tasting on 2/07/15 12:30 PM

Beautiful drive and grounds.

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Rebecca A. Member Since 1/21/2015
Wine Tasting on 2/07/15 10:30 AM

The grounds and winery at Hess Collection are just beautiful! The drive up the mountain to the winery was gorgeous as well. We enjoyed the art gallery. The wine was amazing. We had a great experience.

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Mark M. Member Since 2/5/2015
Wine Tasting on 2/06/15 4:00 PM

Friendly

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Stefani W. Member Since 1/28/2015
Museum Walk on 2/02/15 10:15 AM

Sue greeted us warmly. She was very knowledgeable and engaging throughout the tour. The wine tasting after was excellent. I really enjoyed all of it.

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Katrina S. Member Since 1/3/2015
Museum Walk on 2/01/15 10:15 AM

Amazing!

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Beth B. Member Since 9/24/2014
Museum Walk on 1/24/15 10:15 AM

the museum, wine tasting, tour guide (Michael) and facility were all awesome!

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Cathy N. Member Since 1/31/2015
Wine Tasting on 1/31/15 10:00 AM

Christian was GREAT. He was informative, and gave our group (who was new to wine tasting) a lot of info. The whole experience was very personalized, and we loved it.

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Paige P. Member Since 1/7/2015
Private Tour, Wine & Cheese Pairing on 1/23/15 3:00 PM

Was very personal and informative. It was so tucked away that I didn't feel it was heavily populated. I enjoyed it, but thought the place might not be as established as other wineries. It's a little confusing to find the winery with the museum up front. Would have liked to have seen the production room and walked over more grounds. Sam was great, the wine/cheese was superb, the art was interesting

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Richard M. Member Since 1/17/2015
Wine Tasting on 1/18/15 11:30 AM

Our Tour Guide, Larry, was very gracious, knowledgeable, witty and pleasant during our tour. Being relatively new to the wine tasting culture, we learned a great deal about the basics of what creates various wine tastes and how to determine the right wine to tantalize our individual palates.

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Pernilla Y. Member Since 9/29/2014
Private Tour & Tasting on 12/30/14 11:00 AM

We booked a private tour and tasting. Ended up looking at the art gallery for a longer time than tasting. It was nice though but not what we booked.

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William L. Member Since 12/29/2014
Wine Tasting on 1/03/15 11:30 AM

Thank you!

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Dennese P. Member Since 12/29/2014
Wine Tasting on 1/02/15 3:30 PM

None if the wines were good. Not worth the price

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Craig T. Member Since 12/28/2014
Wine Tasting on 12/30/14 2:00 PM

We got a great tour of the winery despite a power outage. We learned why the winery is built into a hill, why it is better to plant the vines close to each other rather than spaced apart, etc. We also learned some of the long and interesting history of the winery. The only disappointing part of the visit was the wine. It was more French style than California -- thin and stony, not fruity.

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Eleonora D. Member Since 12/26/2014
Wine Tasting on 12/31/14 11:00 AM

Loved every second of it

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Susan M. Member Since 12/25/2014
Museum Walk on 12/26/14 10:15 AM

My mom and I took the guided museum tour. Neither of us are huge modern art fans but we both enjoyed learning about the collection. Our guide was very personable and had a good working knowledge of the art work and the artists.

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Ari R. Member Since 12/20/2014
Museum Walk on 12/20/14 10:15 AM

This is already my favorite winery, but this was the first time doing the Museum walk. It was a great experience and will enhance all of my future trips to the winery now that I understand a bit more on the collection and background of the Owner.

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Thomas C. Member Since 12/12/2014
Tour Of The Palate on 12/22/14 2:00 PM

My wife and I did The tour of the Palate on December 22, it was excellent.

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McKenzie K. Member Since 11/29/2012
Museum Walk on 12/20/14 10:15 AM

The art is beautiful, but not sure the museum tour is worth it.

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JoRene K. Member Since 12/9/2014
Private Tour, Wine & Cheese Pairing on 12/12/14 11:30 AM

Very interesting and informative and fun doing the pairing. My first time doing this and plan to bring my son and family when they visit. My son is an artist and would love the art also. Our leader was very knowledgeable about the history, wine and art. and enjoyed him very much also.

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Randy and Mary N. Member Since 10/21/2014
Tour Of The Palate on 11/28/14 2:00 PM

As always, chef Chad's 3-piece meal and wine pairings were magnificent.

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Kyoko T. Member Since 11/26/2014
Wine Tasting on 11/28/14 10:30 AM

Combination of arts and wine was fantastic! Hess is the best place for people who love modern arts as well as affordable wine.

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Alexandra H. Member Since 11/23/2014
Wine Tasting on 11/28/14 4:00 PM

Great experience!

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Talia O. Member Since 11/12/2014
Tour Of The Palate on 11/15/14 2:00 PM

We had a wonderful time with the Tour of the Palate. A private tour of the art gallery, with a private food and wine pairing. It was all amazing - the art, the food (truly incredible), and the wine. Thank you for a perfect afternoon!

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Andrew F. Member Since 10/16/2014
Wine Tasting on 11/14/14 11:00 AM

Wow: the art collection is worth the trip to the winery alone. The wine itself was solid. The mainstays were supported by an interesting collection of cellar door only wines. All were capably made and very drinkable.

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Gail H. Member Since 9/22/2014
Tour Of The Palate on 11/09/14 2:00 PM

We chose to visit The Hess Collection on our Napa visit not only due to the prestige of the vineyards, but because my wife and I had heard they had a "nice" contemporary art collection on-site. Upon arrival we were blown away to find out this "nice" collection features multiple works from nearly a dozen masters. Quite simply, a SPECTACULAR experience from the art tour through the tasting.

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Erik M. Member Since 10/31/2014
Wine Tasting on 11/08/14 3:00 PM

Tasting in an art gallery should be an etherial experience until you have to shout over the din to be heard by the tasting room staff. I applaud the pluck of the Hess Collection staff for making do while their tasting room recovers from earthquake damage. They did the absolute best they could given the circumstances.

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Paul L. Member Since 12/4/2013
Museum Walk on 11/05/14 10:15 AM

Nice tour and decent wine but not my fave for the cost. The art was interesting but not my "cup of tea".

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Bryan Y. Member Since 10/6/2014
Private Tour & Tasting on 11/03/14 2:30 PM

Hess is a beautiful winery on Mt. Veeder.....the grounds are lovely, our host was helpful and knowledgable, and Hess was one of the few wineries that actually took us down to the vineyard and showed us the vines and grapes. We found the art and video presentation a little boring...the wine was hit or miss...try the Cab and the 19 Block Cuvee; avoid the Pinot...enjoy!

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Crystal H. Member Since 10/30/2014
Wine Tasting on 11/01/14 2:00 PM

Very enjoyable and informative!

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Patricia H. Member Since 10/14/2014
Private Tour & Tasting on 10/28/14 2:30 PM

We were a bit disappointed in our private tour in that we only saw the vineyard and then went straight to wine tasting. We would have loved to see the production side of wine making. Other tours we did included seeing both the vineyards and the production side. The wine tasting was nice and we loved seeing the art collection... Very impressive.

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Meg R. Member Since 10/5/2014
Private Tour, Wine & Chocolate Experience on 10/11/14 3:30 PM

The chocolate and wine pairings were amazing!

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Joan N. Member Since 10/18/2014
Wine Tasting on 10/26/14 12:00 PM

We had a wonderful experience! The staff are very knowledgable and the wine we tasted was delicious!!

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Charles S. Member Since 8/5/2014
Museum Walk on 10/21/14 10:15 AM

had a lovely tour, was only my wife and myself so very private tour and then description of wines we were tasting after the tour

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Robert and Ellen S. Member Since 10/24/2011
Wine Tasting on 10/20/14 2:30 PM

Friendly staff. Beautiful facility. Slight upheaval, since winery suffered damage from earthquake.

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Beth W. Member Since 9/16/2014
Tour Of The Palate on 10/20/14 2:00 PM

Sue was our wonderful guide for the afternoon . She was so knowledgable about the collection and about the winery that we left just that much smarter. The private lunch with wine pairings was completely over the top. Each wine was perfectly paired with a magnificent creation thanks to Chad . The afternoon will remain a favorite for a long time to come .

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Catalin B. Member Since 9/26/2014
Private Tour & Tasting on 10/10/14 2:30 PM

Beautiful experience!!

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Steve T. Member Since 10/18/2014
Museum Walk on 10/19/14 10:15 AM

While the art was interesting and the guide did a wonderful job, overall felt a bit like bait and switch, as the site stated that tastings were only available via this tour, which was not true. You can view the art on your own and then pay for a tasting separately.

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Nathan B. Member Since 10/13/2014
Wine Tasting on 10/18/14 1:00 PM

Can't leave Napa without a visit to The Hess Collection Winery. A great experience.

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Adeliz A. Member Since 10/16/2014
Wine Tasting on 10/18/14 11:00 AM

We enjoyed the wine and the art. It was a fun and cultural experience!

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Lori K. Member Since 9/2/2014
Museum Walk on 10/17/14 10:15 AM

People were friendly enough. The tour guide started by telling us he knew nothing about art so not sure why he was chosen as an art guide. He was okay as a guide. Also we weren't offered a tasting which we would have paid for.

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Pamela R. Member Since 10/7/2014
Wine Tasting on 10/08/14 11:00 AM

The Hess tasting was a pleasant surprise! I truly enjoyed sitting under the wisteria arbor while tasting the wines. The cheese and charcuterie were complimentary to the wine selections.

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Douglas G. Member Since 9/16/2014
Museum Walk on 10/07/14 10:15 AM

Very enjoyable experience.

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tom L. Member Since 10/2/2014
Museum Walk on 10/02/14 10:15 AM

So wine is nice but art is forever. The highlight for me for all the vineyards was that Hess could show me something that cannot get you drunk, but does provide inspiration. Much thanks.

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Charlotte R. Member Since 9/14/2014
Museum Walk on 10/01/14 10:15 AM

We did not necessarily have an appreciation for modern art before this experience, but after our tour we not only had a new understanding and enjoyment of modern art, but we also became wine club members because we loved the wine. We would highly recommend the guided tour of the art collection and wine tasting. It was our favorite experience of our time in Napa Valley.

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nicolas c. Member Since 9/15/2014
Tour Of The Palate on 9/28/14 2:00 PM

Just great

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Chris S. Member Since 9/15/2014
Wine Tasting on 9/16/14 4:00 PM

Even though the building had sustained damage during the earthquake, the grounds and the Art Gallery were stunning. The staff was helpful and knowledgeable. I would like to return when repairs are complete.

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Juli C. Member Since 9/18/2014
Wine Tasting on 9/19/14 1:00 PM

Long winding road to get there, but so worth the trip. The grounds are beautiful, staff knowledgeable. A very relaxing way to do wine tasting. No rush, no crowds since you have a scheduled appointment time. Price the same as wineries with open tasting hours, so it makes it an extra special bargain. Art collection is "interesting"......you must enjoy modern art. But anyone can appreciate it.

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Jan F. Member Since 8/20/2014
Vineyard Tour on 9/09/14 10:00 AM

we did a walking tour of the grounds -- it was a beautiful day and we had a great guide. Wines were pretty good too.

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Miles H. Member Since 8/4/2014
Private Tour, Wine & Cheese Pairing on 9/16/14 3:00 PM

Very nice people - super friendly - great looking at the art and wine.

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Cecil W. Member Since 9/11/2014
Wine Tasting on 9/16/14 11:00 AM

Because of earthquake damage to the tasting room and gift shop, tastings were moved to the beautiful garden area. We sat under a lovely arbor while a welcoming and knowledgeable staff member guided us through the tastings of our choice. We were long time wine club members taking four friends on their first visit. Everyone was favorably impressed. All staff members were friendly, helpful @ kind.

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Mike M. Member Since 2/6/2012
Sunday Library Tasting on 9/14/14 11:00 AM

An outstanding combination of beautiful location and scenery, fabulous art collection and very good wines! What's not to like?

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Irwin K. Member Since 9/9/2014
Museum Walk on 9/13/14 10:15 AM

the Hess Collection is a great collection of unique and creative modern art. we were very lucky to have Larry as our tour guide to the collection, as he is the best! Mr Hess only picked art to buy that moved him, and he has great taste. As good as most modern art in the MOMA, Tate or D'Orsay museums. We also tried all 12 of the varieties of the wine in the tasting, and they were all excellent.

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Jill S. Member Since 8/13/2014
Private Tour & Tasting on 9/10/14 11:00 AM

We had a terrific time at The Hess Collection Winery. Samantha was so knowledgeable, helpful and engaging. She is going to be a very successful wine-maker. The grounds and buildings are beautiful and so rich with history. We highly recommend visiting this winery!

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Victoria K. Member Since 8/5/2014
Private Tour & Tasting on 8/08/14 2:30 PM

From the moment I of my making arrangements for our tour to the final good bye, my guest and I were very satisfied and extremely happy. Our Guide, Rod, greeted us warmly, even though we were 1 1/2 hrs late due to unexpected traffic. Our experience was first class thanks to Rod, he was knowledgeable, well organized, and most important very personable.

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chris e. Member Since 7/12/2014
Private Tour, Wine & Chocolate Experience on 8/17/14 3:30 PM

Amazing! We thoroughly enjoyed the Chocolate and Wine Experience which began with a lovely walking tour of the adjacent vineyard and beautiful grounds, then we were led to the private tasting room where the ethereal pairings of wine and chocolate were amazing. Michael then concluded our visit with a guided tour of Mr. Hess' impressive art collection. Such a memorable Sunday!

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Michael C. Member Since 8/9/2014
Museum Walk on 8/11/14 10:15 AM

We really enjoyed the Museum Walk and wine tasting at the Hess Collection. Our guide, Michael, was very knowledgeable about the art and wine and gave us a ample time to enjoy the experience at our leisure. I would highly recommend The Hess Collection to anyone.

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Patrick K. Member Since 4/3/2014
Private Tour & Tasting on 8/09/14 2:30 PM

The art collection was beautiful and having our own guide through it was fascinating. She was great and fun. Our group did not have enough time in the galleries, but we were able to go back later so it was all good.

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Bjarne H. Member Since 7/23/2014
Vineyard Tour on 7/30/14 10:00 AM

We hade the Wineyard tour, and we have a fantastic day together with Cesar from HESS. Wonderfull

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Troy A. Member Since 7/29/2014
Vineyard Tour on 8/05/14 10:00 AM

A brisk tour through the vineyards and grounds followed by a tasting of any wines that struck my fancy on the tour.

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John N. Member Since 8/5/2014
Tour Of The Palate on 8/06/14 2:00 PM

We had one of our best tours here. The food tasting pair with wines in the library was a special experience. It was preceded by an ipod tour of the Hess art collection and a personal tour of the production facility. Our tour host was Cesar. He was young, personable, very knowledgeable and so enthusiastic about the vineyard and his work in the production center.

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cheryl b. Member Since 3/8/2014
Tour Of The Palate on 7/04/14 2:00 PM

What a pleasant surprise to get an art tour along with a fantastic food and wine pairing. It was like a mini vacation within our vacation. Such a beautiful and interesting winery. As if the wine is not spectacular enough, the chef's food pairings were the best i have ever had. Not just cheese and crackers...REAL food paired with their best wine.

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Susan C. Member Since 6/12/2014
Private Tour, Wine & Cheese Pairing on 7/27/14 11:30 AM

The Hess Collection Winery is extraordinary. We enjoyed the whole ethos of the place. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable, the grounds and landscaping are breathtaking, the wine is superior and oddly reasonably priced for Napa and, as Andy Goldsworthy fans, the three pieces in the significant private art collection were as intelligent and elegant as The Hess Collection Winery itself.

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Michael A. Member Since 7/22/2014
Vineyard Tour on 7/23/14 10:00 AM

We fell in love with the place immediately--the warm reception by your staff. The classy, well-pointed design of the interior. We took the tour of the vineyard with "Cesar", an engaging, sincere, funny, informative guide. He was very informative and we learned quite a lot about Hess' process and history. We appreciated his professionalism, and ended up ordering a case a white wine!

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5