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The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum

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Address: 4411 Redwood Rd, Napa, CA 94558-9708
Phone Number: +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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Wine and art

Hess Collection, in addition to beautiful grounds, offers visitors free entrance to its contemporary art museum, which can be a welcome diversion from all of the tasting. The wine... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Marlboro, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Hess Collection, in addition to beautiful grounds, offers visitors free entrance to its contemporary art museum, which can be a welcome diversion from all of the tasting. The wine is not bad either.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited The Hess Collection Winery on a Sunday morning and arrived just as they were opening at 10:00am. The location is about 20 minutes from downtown Napa but is definitely worth going. The staff we talked with were very friendly and knowledgeable. They were very welcoming and it felt like the early days of Napa when wineries were excited... More 

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Redwood City, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Really enjoyed the "guided" tour yesterday. Lots of great information on the history of the property as well as Mr. Hess and how he came to acquire such an impressive collection. The wine tasting at the end of the tour was just an added bonus. Definitely recommend a visit. It is worth the drive up to the property, you would... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was a little concerned when the GPS kept taking us up a winding mountain road, especially because it was a foggy, rainy day, but once we got to the top, I was reassured. Given that it wasn't a nice day, this was the perfect spot to be. The inside of the winery is just as beautiful as the outside,... More 

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Fremont, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We are wine club members at Hess and made a return visit to see the art museum which is superb. There were some new pieces. We also took the time to see their interesting 10 minute movie on the winery and art collection. The projection movie room is nice. Its on the 2nd floor and they announced when the movie... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Experience the Vineyard Tour here. Wear your hiking boots or tennis shoes and spend time learning about the vineyard. We were there in September and learned so much about the vines and even got to pick some grapes. It's a beautiful tour. Go in the morning while its still cool and then enjoy the tasting time after spending time in... More 

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Mountain View, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful building with a world class art museum. Plan about 2 and 1/2 hour visit. Lots to see in the World class museum and views of both Sanoma and Napa valleys from the decks.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the Hess Collection Winery and Art Museum as part of Platypus Wine Tours that 5 of my girlfriends and I joined. I'm so glad we visited this winery as it turned out to be my favorite. The tour guide took us out into the vineyards and talked to us in detail about the old growth grapevines, etc. Very... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hess is quite distinctive grapes grow over steep hills and the winery is an art collection. The experience is a must to art lovers, Hess is able to blend art and wine masterfully. We had a tasting in the cellar for 10 of our family, very intimate, enriched by wine and information on the Hess Family and their operation. The... More 

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

The building and surrounding grounds are lovely. The collection of art is very nice. And of course, the wines are wonderful.

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