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The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum

4411 Redwood Rd, Napa, CA
707 255 1144
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Ranked #1 of 15 Attractions in Napa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Wineries
Owner description: Donald Hess established his first Mount Veeder vineyard in 1978, from the beginning recognizing that on these ridges and benchlands, the potential for... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

as a local to napa valley i have been to hess many times and always enjoy this lovely place. the drive up the hill is fun and the staff at hess make u feel welcome soon as u arrive. tons of scenic views, lots of cool art, and really good wine make this a fun stop for everybody.

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Midland, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

This is a beautiful spot, with great views, great wine and great art. We spent the previous day biking in Napa. Chatting with another couple at the hotel introduced us to Hess. We are glad we did. The winery is up in the hills with gorgeous scenery. The art museum is all modern art and was one of the highlights... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

As wine club members, we are welcome to four complimentary wine tastings when we visit the vineyard. Even if we were not members, we'd most likely do this tasting again. It's very different from our first visit to Hess several years ago. Back then when we visited in November the tasting was in the tasting room. This time around we... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Me and my children went for wine tasting and we did enjoy the scenery of going to this place, its surroundings, their arts exhibit are beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Personal tour as arrived late in the afternoon, extremely informative and art gallery simply beautiful.

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Plaquemine, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed the wine tasting and gallery. The earthquake in Napa did significant damage to their winery with great loss of wine in their storage areas, but they have bounced back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We visited on a gloriously sunny day, and had a tour with another two people, so it felt like a private tour. There's a relatively interesting video, then a brief tour of some vines from different decades. The modern/abstract art collection is cool - quirky and interesting. The main building is magnificent, and the history of the place is fascinating.... More

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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Very nice tasting. Outside under an arbor. We were shown the pink sand -- wine that spilled from the earthquake. Don't miss seeing the art displays. Especially the gas typewriter !!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We really enjoyed our visit to Hess. The staff was very knowledgeable and willing to share their history of the winery and vineyards. The art museum is interesting, but a little on the dark side in my opinion. Wish I could find someone to pay me for three painted ladders or toast rocks in a kiln and call it art.... More

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Lovely wine tour and tasting! Got to try the different types of grapes and learned a bit about the process of making wine. Tried 5 wines at the tasting and ended up taking home a few bottles. Love the cuvee!

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