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The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum

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Address: 4411 Redwood Rd, Napa, CA
Phone Number:
+1 707-255-1144
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10:00 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:30
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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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Beautiful Winery

So many great winery's, so much great tasting wines. Enjoy the tasting room. I prefer the Cabernets.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

So many great winery's, so much great tasting wines. Enjoy the tasting room. I prefer the Cabernets.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beautiful winery with amazing and extensive art collection. I tasted the "Lion" red wine and the citrus moscato, which were both excellent. The art collection is a definite must-see if you are in Napa.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Tasting expensive but Art Museum made it more valuable. The Pinot Noir was my favorite. The grounds and view were wonderful.

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Claremont, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hess is a little bit off the beaten path, but well worth the visit. The wine is delicious and the setting is even better. Also, as an added bonus they have an art museum.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful place, with a very interesting and eclectic art collection. The staff is excellent, very helpful and friendly. It probably helped that we were the only people tasting at the time (mid-week in December). I thought the tasting price was a little bit high, but they did deduct one tasting from our purchase. Very good wine with lots of options... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just outside Napa the Hess wine estate has some great art on display. And its free to visit, with very helpful staff. Plus there is a wine bar and shop, so its a great half day outing. Well recommended !

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We did a chocolate pairing. The wines were not the best they had to offer I'm afraid. At the tasting price I was disappointed at all four (yes, only 4) wines. Del Dotto is a much better experience and bang for the buck. Come if you want to spend time at the museum - but even it can't recoup the... More 

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Saratoga, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The art gallery was something different and very enjoyable. The wine tasting was good and their prices were reasonable. We didn't have reservations but they were very accommodating.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A departure from the usual "wine road" ...but if you like excellent wine and art, this is a cool spot to visit. The drive up to the winery makes you go back in time a bit, lovely ranch scenery and hills. The tasting fee is not cheap but it's a good value to get friendly and informed information about the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

The drive, the spot, the art, the WINE and the price point makes this one of the best, if not THE best winery in Napa!!!

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