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The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum

4411 Redwood Rd, Napa, CA
+1 707-255-1144
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The Jewel of Mt. Veeder

The drive up Mt. Veeder is spectacular and definitely adds to the experience. The wine makers are... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Stephen G
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Santa Rosa, California
Excellent wine, great art, and a private relaxing getaway

Truly enjoyed my time at the Hess Collection Winery and Art Museum. I set up online a reservation... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Steven H
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Donald Hess established his first Mount Veeder vineyard in 1978, from the beginning recognizing that on these ridges and benchlands, 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. The Hess Collection winery is part of a historic site where wine was first produced in the 1860’s, in a native stone build 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. Wine tasting & tours daily. Culinary experiences include pairings with small plates, artisan cheese and chocolates.
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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tasting room” (74 reviews)
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4411 Redwood Rd, Napa, CA
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The drive up Mt. Veeder is spectacular and definitely adds to the experience. The wine makers are suitably talented for their craft. It really starts with Sander and Sergio and his vineyard crew. Randle, Dave and Stephanie are to be congratulated in producing World Class...More

Thank Stephen G
Reviewed 2 days ago

Truly enjoyed my time at the Hess Collection Winery and Art Museum. I set up online a reservation that was easy to set up. I arrived and the staff was friendly, accommodating, kind, and knowledgeable. I just did a tasting and thought it was the...More

Thank Steven H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our first visit to Hess was 20 years ago -- we sought it out based on a wonderful Cabernet that we loved. Fast forward all these years and on this visit to Napa we couldn't wait to go back. It was even better than 20...More

Thank kwagmeister
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located in the northwest part of Napa Valley up a winding road along Mt. Veeder, is this wonderful winery and art gallery. The rustic, limestone, vine covered exterior does not prepare you for the extraordinary contemporary space filled with large scale works of art by...More

1  Thank KLE2013
HessCollection, Manager at The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your review, we're thrilled to hear you had such a great visit with us and enjoyed the art as well as our Chardonnay and Cabernet. Cheers!

Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

This was the third winery we visited with Platypus and unfortunately the most disappointing. The winery seemed a long drive from the others we visited (Platypus fault) and for whatever reason the whole visit felt rushed. We were drinking the wine too quickly and the...More

Thank John D
HessCollection, Manager at The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We're sorry to hear that your visit felt a little rushed. We will share your comments with our tasting room staff and hospitality team to make sure that we address your concerns. We strive to make each visit special and we hope to see you...More

Reviewed 12 October 2017

We booked a tour with Platypus Tours (which I also recommend) and this is the fourth winery they took us to. We were very lucky to have been greeted by Austin (and not the woman mentioned in some of the reviews below mine). Austin welcomed...More

1  Thank cordovabay1
HessCollection, Manager at The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your review. We're glad you enjoyed not only the wines, but the tour and hospitality as well. We are delighted to hear you and your group had such a great experience with Austin.

Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

This isn't only for wine tasting, but also enjoy visiting art museum. It is pretty impressive. And staffs were kind and gentle.

Thank gina1004
HessCollection, Manager at The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Thanks for your review, we are glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 29 September 2017

My partner and I were attracted to the Hess Winery tasting because of a recommendation from friends in London combined with the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence and our love of art. We initially felt it was worth the slog up Mt Veeder when we...More

Thank Carol T
HessCollection, Manager at The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Thank you for posting your review and we are very sorry to read that your tasting experience did not live up to your expectations, and our own. We strive to make each visit special. We discuss each review with our team to make us aware...More

Reviewed 27 September 2017

We were impressed with the outside of the winery but was put off by the commercial tasting room and the "ok" tasting. Been there & done that.

Thank dreamdestinations
Reviewed 26 September 2017

I recently had a wine tasting at the Hess Collection. I found the woman who conducted our tasting to be unfriendly and condescending. I did not enjoy the art collection -- it is very out there even by modern art standards and it is all...More

1  Thank nyc1967
HessCollection, Manager at The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Thank you for posting your review about your visit and experience. We are very sorry that we did not live up to your expectations, and our own. Please know that our hospitality staff will address your specific comments as a team to improve your experience....More

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beckster1989
6 November 2017|
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Response from HessCollection | Property representative |
You can expect the Tour of the Palate experience to last around 90 minutes.
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Walter P
5 March 2017|
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Response from Scott R | Reviewed this property |
Visiting the grounds and the Museum is free. The winery tour and tasting is $25.00 per person for a 4-wine tasting. Some of the wines are only available at the winery.
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Marialey2011
21 April 2016|
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Response from lynnita30 | Reviewed this property |
yes because the museum is in a separate area from the tasting room. last year when they were repairing the damage from the earthquake, they moved the tasting area to the museum. it is now back on the first floor. the museum... More
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