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The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum

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Address: 4411 Redwood Rd, Napa, CA
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+1 707-255-1144
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Donald Hess established his first Mount Veeder vineyard in 1978, from the...

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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Great wine & modern art

Loved their wine and the setting. Did a $25 tasting for a flight of four wines. Part of the building was still under construction, and the second floor of the museum part was... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Loved their wine and the setting. Did a $25 tasting for a flight of four wines. Part of the building was still under construction, and the second floor of the museum part was closed, but still, the setting was very nice. Controlled (waited for about half hour) atmosphere, so it was calm and wasn't crowded at all. Knowledgeable and nice... More 

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Fetters Hot Springs-Agua Caliente, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We just returned from Hess Winery. Super scenic drive up and back. Lovely garden area in front of a historically preserved building encased in ivy looking plants. Interesting art gallery on multiple floors all elevator-accessed. Very good wines especially the whites. My career before retiring was time and motion studies. I liked the tasting room configuration. For the guests and... More 

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Leesburg, Virginia, United States
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are willing to make the trip all the way up the mountain it is worth it! Hess has wonderful wines as well. Bought a case to send home

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the wine/cheese pairing and tour for $75 pp. The 2nd floor was under renovation (not disclosed on website) and unavailable to see art. The art is very modern and not quite our style of modern art. After pairing we bought over $200 in wine, but was charged full price for pairing ($150) - most wineries give you 2... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My best friend and I were going to leave Napa to enjoy a little bit of San Fran but when we heard about this winery we decided to stay in Napa the extra day to check it out. We were so pleased that we did. The drive to it was so pretty, you have the creek next to you the... More 

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Vail, Colorado
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great tasting experience and the staff was very knowledgeable- we sat out on the patio and the weather was awesome.

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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not easy to find but 2 floors or amazing art that is a must see in Napa. The wine tasting room is very well designed and informative. Really enjoyed the wine and the art discussion. Very impressed overall.

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Stoney Creek
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were visiting Napa and having a cold beer at a local tavern and asked our friendly waitress if she had any recommendations on a winery. She asked if we enjoyed art?? I was a little surprised at that question, and she explained that Hess not only had great wine - but they had an awesome art collection. It sounded... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing to find such high quality art in such a location that is a bit challenging to access. Absolutely worth the trip. Quite an experience. Art lovers will not be disappointed.

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Cary, North Carolina
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

We visited Hess last week when we were on our first trip to Napa. Had a great time, the art was an interesting addition to our visit. Somewhat unexpected benefit. Wines were fine and it was nice to buy a couple bottles on the way out. Everyone was friendly and the facilities were first rate. Well worth the trip.

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