The Hess Collection Winery

Napa, CA

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About The Hess Collection Winery

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

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

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

Notable Features

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

  • Blending Seminar
  • Chocolate Pairing
  • Component Tasting
  • Dinner
  • Food & Wine
  • General Tasting
  • Large Groups (8 - 20)
  • 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

Photo Gallery

Average Score from CellarPass VisitorsMy Parents
Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lauran H. Member Since 9/26/2014My BFF
Wine Tasting on 11/16/19 10:00 AM

Steve exceeded our expectations as a host! He shared a generous and wide variety of excellent wines and took us into the Lion Cellar, where he explained all about the new technology and wine production. Then we visited the modern art collection and walked around the beautiful property. Our three European guests were amazed and thoroughly enjoyed their first Napa Valley wine experience.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kathleen S. Member Since 10/21/2019My BFF
Wine Tasting on 11/14/19 3:30 PM

Hess is a beautiful winery with a great art collection and beautiful grounds. This was our second visit, and it did not disappoint! We had a scheduled tasting served by a very welcoming and knowledgeable host, who was eager to match wines to our palates.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Laurie D. Member Since 11/6/2019My BFF
VIP Tour and Tasting on 11/15/19 10:00 AM

Amazing!!! Viv was delightful

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Suresh N. Member Since 12/13/2017Evil Stepmother
Chef's Courtyard Pairing on 11/10/19 11:30 AM

Loved the service. Would love to do this more often:)

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Dorothy M. Member Since 11/23/2016My Parents
Wine Tasting on 11/12/19 2:00 PM

Knowledgeable staff gave great historical anecdote

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
mike f. Member Since 11/5/2019My BFF
Museum Walk on 11/12/19 10:15 AM

Amazing art collection

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Mark H. Member Since 7/15/2018My BFF
Collectors Club November Release Party on 11/09/19 1:00 PM

Cool thing about the Hess Collection New Release parties is that people are friendly. You meet other club members and taste the great new wines for the release. Good cheeses. Crackers. Hess always has good treats to pair with their wines at the release parties. Great venue in the garden.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Millie A. Member Since 11/5/2019My BFF
Wine Tasting on 11/09/19 1:00 PM

Dale greeted us and was wonderful. Ignacio gave us a great tasting and seemed very knowledgeable. Catherine Banister was very gracious as well.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Alison K. Member Since 9/12/2017My BFF
Collectors Club November Release Party on 11/09/19 1:00 PM

Beautiful surroundings and outdoor tasting! The art collection is a must see for it’s unique and creative presentation. The wines are always outstanding!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jie Y. Member Since 8/31/2019My BFF
The Hess Experience, Tour and Luncheon on 11/09/19 11:00 AM

knowledgeable staff, beautiful vineyard + amazing art collection = perfect luncheon

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Mark U. Member Since 12/6/2017Evil Stepmother
Wine Tasting on 11/09/19 10:30 AM

As always, it is a wonderful time with the awesome staff at Hess.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Neil B. Member Since 10/20/2019My BFF
ATV + Wine Luncheon on 11/05/19 11:00 AM

riding through the vineyards on the atv took us to areas you just don’t see. Then the wine pairing with the lunch was simply beyond belief.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Marilyn H. Member Since 6/8/2018My BFF
Wine Tasting on 11/02/19 3:30 PM

Great host

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Trevor S. Member Since 10/25/2019My BFF
Wine Tasting on 10/26/19 10:00 AM

Thank you for a wonderful experience! Top notch from start to finish. Everyone we encountered during our visit was a delight!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Katie D. Member Since 10/25/2016My BFF
Tour of the Palate on 10/26/19 2:00 PM

Our Taste of the Palate was an enjoyable and educational experience. Our tour included a guided tour of the Art Gallery and it is a must if you have never been. This was followed by a food and wine pairing that was exquisite. A special treat for anyone who enjoys a very special afternoon!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
steve D. Member Since 9/23/2019Evil Stepmother
Tour, Wine & Cheese Pairing on 10/24/19 3:00 PM

Very enjoyable. Cheese pairings and tour of art was well done

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kenzie N. Member Since 5/28/2015My Boss
Tour of the Palate on 10/20/19 2:00 PM

Beautiful setting of course, up in the Mt. Veeder Hills, but the customer service and food and wine pairing were magnificent.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Elizabeth P. Member Since 9/10/2019My Parents
Tour, Wine & Cheese Pairing on 10/18/19 3:00 PM

We had the best time touring the winery. Our host Ivy was really great with us. We got to see how the grapes were being separated from the leaves and stems and how the workers were getting the grapes all situated on the conveyer belt and the big boxes. We got to see a little of the art gallery then sat down for our wine and cheese pairings. That was really fun!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Carlotta B. Member Since 10/15/2019My Parents
Wine Tasting on 10/18/19 1:00 PM

The best wines I’ve found in Napa Valley!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kate G. Member Since 10/15/2019My BFF
Wine Tasting on 10/15/19 2:30 PM

We went to The Hess Collection for a tasting and were blown away by the experience. The property is breathtaking and the gallery is really unique. The wines were excellent too.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Malinda P. Member Since 10/14/2019My BFF
Tour, Wine & Cheese Pairing on 10/16/19 3:00 PM

Sandy guided us through the art gallery with expert knowledge and heart. And also the wine making tour and wine cheese pairings on the lovely terrace patio. We felt very comfortable with her knowledge and person. Art was a wow. Loved the whole experience.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Barry B. Member Since 8/26/2016My BFF
Tour, Wine & Cheese Pairing on 10/17/19 11:30 AM

Delightful complex and setting. Booked to see the art, but also enjoyed the wines and savored an excellent pairing of wines and cheeses.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Steve H. Member Since 10/14/2019My BFF
ATV + Wine Luncheon on 10/17/19 11:00 AM

The ATV tour was pretty cool. They prepared a meal for us that was second to none. The wine pairings were awesome, so much that I could not resist to buy a couple cases.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Melissa J. Member Since 2/14/2014My BFF
Wine Tasting on 10/16/19 10:30 AM

The winery was breathtaking and the staff were so friendly and helpful. So glad we joined the wine club

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Christina T. Member Since 8/29/2019My BFF
Tour, Wine & Cheese Pairing on 10/14/19 11:30 AM

We had the best experience at Hess. The wine, the ambiance, our host Krista, and the delicious cheese! It was all superb! We will definitely visit this winery on our next trip!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Laraine R. Member Since 9/22/2019My BFF
ATV + Wine & Cheese Pairing on 10/13/19 2:30 PM

ATV Cheese Pairing tour. Super informative but laid back and so fun!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Katie N. Member Since 9/18/2019My BFF
Courtyard Cheese Pairing on 10/13/19 11:00 AM

My second visit and I knew my husband and our friends would love it. We did the cheese pairing in the courtyard and it was a perfect Sunday activity. The weather was perfect, wine and cheese exquisite and Ching Woo was an excellent host. We loved the music - should've asked for the soundtrack! We'll definitely be back.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Amit D. Member Since 9/3/2019My BFF
Tour, Wine & Cheese Pairing on 10/12/19 11:30 AM

We had A wonderful time atvthe winery. Cordial staff and delicious wines.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Osvaldo M. Member Since 9/18/2018My BFF
Courtyard Cheese Pairing on 10/06/19 3:00 PM

Great experience! Beautiful winery and excellent wines! We were hosted by a wonderful guide - unfortunately I cannot remember her name.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Anne L. Member Since 6/9/2017My BFF
Wine Tasting on 10/07/19 4:30 PM

The staff are always incredibly warm and polite. Wines are always as great as expected. We always have a nice tasting room experience and enjoy our visits.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Rachel B. Member Since 2/8/2019My BFF
Wine Tasting on 10/05/19 1:30 PM

Every guest I bring here to wine taste absolutely loves Hess wine. The drive up is beautiful, the grounds and tasting room are gorgeous and the art switches it up. I always enjoy the Hess experience!

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kate R. Member Since 10/2/2019My Ex
Wine Tasting on 10/05/19 1:00 PM

A completely under whelming experience for the wine tasting but the art tour was fun

Overall Score 1/5
First Impression 1/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 3/5
alisha r. Member Since 9/27/2019My Boss
Wine Tasting on 10/04/19 4:00 PM

Winery was cool & modern. Long drive and wines were OK. We decided to upgrade to the premium cab tasting and it was not worth the extra $$. After we started tasting them we were soon told that those years were not the better years for there cabs. So yeah, felt like that was kind of a big let down. You expect better wines when you pay extra. If you want to check out art this is your winery.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 3/5
Mary J. S. Member Since 9/30/2019Evil Stepmother
Wine Tasting on 10/05/19 2:00 PM

I am a Club member. Just received shipment 6 bottles, Hess wine. Daughter was driver; she had sip or 2 my tasting. Wines are tasty, fruity, easy on the palate. Pouring host was friendly. Others were at "the bar." We got no preferential treatment. Was having sore right leg. No place to sit & rest--no bar stools or benches by the wall. Message was "Hurry up, sip and leave."

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 3/5
Scott and Suzanne M. Member Since 9/27/2019My BFF
ATV + Wine Luncheon on 10/02/19 11:00 AM

We had a great time at Hess. Our UTV tour was amazing and our lunch with Kristina was incredible. Our expectations were exceeded for sure. Thank you Hess.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jordan p. Member Since 9/22/2019My Parents
Museum Walk on 10/03/19 10:15 AM

Krysta was excellent. I enjoyed her presentation and knowledge of the pieces

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Carol L. Member Since 9/30/2019My BFF
ATV + Wine & Cheese Pairing on 10/03/19 2:30 PM

I highly recommend this experience! It was the highlight of our trip to Napa. Austin was fantastic our winery guide and the wine and cheese tasting was outstanding. Absolute perfection and top notch wine, espythe Lioness.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Thomas M. Member Since 2/7/2018My BFF
Wine Tasting on 9/27/19 1:00 PM

We were welcomed warmly at the front desk. We were invited in to the tasting room and given personal attention to our every need. The young lady pouring for us clearly knew her wines and answered all of our questions. The wine was spectacular. The total experience was outstanding, we were treated like royalty. Even the staff in the shop were very helpful when we made our purchases.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Michelle R. Member Since 9/20/2019My BFF
The Hess Experience, Tour and Luncheon on 9/29/19 11:00 AM

I brought my mother and her BF to Hess Winery for her 70th BDay celebration. We enjoyed the experience from the very start, from a personal tour guide through the Estate, marveling at the one of a kind art gallery full of amazing exhibits to the exquisite lunch. This lunch was high end, classy and seriously outstanding. Thank you Hess Winery for making my moms special day just perfect!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
James T. Member Since 9/7/2019Evil Stepmother
Wine Tasting on 9/28/19 1:30 PM

Very rude host who greeted us, very sterile staff offering poor knowledge of the wines we tasted. Very expensive. This was one of 4 vineyards we visited and we couldn’t wait to get out of there !

Overall Score 1/5
First Impression 2/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 1/5
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