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The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum

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Address: 4411 Redwood Rd, Napa, CA
Phone Number: 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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Fantastic winery. A must for Napa

Came here for the first testing of a full day of Napa tastings. We made a reservation via the Hess website and followed google maps to the winery. While it was helpful, it's off... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 29, 2015
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Came here for the first testing of a full day of Napa tastings. We made a reservation via the Hess website and followed google maps to the winery. While it was helpful, it's off the beaten path so be sure to watch for the signs. We used the b1g1 free coupon on Yelp so we each got a tasting for... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Hear you are able to experience very unique artistic pieces, very lavish state grounds setting, and also have exceptional wines that are not available be bought anywhere but here. The tasting room is beautiful but I encourage you to see if you can get into the wine cask room and have your tasting there. We did and the ambience is... More 

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HessCollection, Hospitality at The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum, responded to this review

I am glad to hear you really enjoyed your visit to Hess. The wine cask room is a very special, historic spot. More 

Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Their wine tasting bar was great! All the choices were amazing! I only wished they had a pairing option where we could pair with food. Still good!

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HessCollection, Hospitality at The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum, responded to this review

Hi, I am glad you had a good time. We do have a couple of food and wine pairing options with our on-site executive chef, Chad Hendrickson including a chocolate and wine experience! Let me know when you are thinking about returning and I will point you to the experiences. cheers, Sarah More 

Naperville, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Art gallery is cool, but location feels like a hidden spot in the woods. Service is excellent, and the wines are actually a good value.

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Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

It's a wonderful winery where it's a bit more traditional. I liked it The wine is pretty heavy in the main - very heavy and french traditional. The built environment is impressive as is the eclectic collection. It's worth seeing just for that. Part of the Napa tableau - I thought there should be more of it !

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St. Helena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

First, their wine is wonderful but, my most favorite thing about Hess is the art collection, it's superb! There is one very large portrait that literally took my breath away and that image remains in my mind's eye as one of the top 10 art pieces I've ever seen (note: I'm an artist, have travelled a lot in the US,... More 

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Fremont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

We are wine club members and went to their nice Christmas party. They do this as an annual holiday activity, They also encourage bringing an unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots. We participated in this activity. There are a variety of cheeses, nuts, hot appetizers, and a chocolate fountain. And of course wine tasting. They also had a superb ahi... More 

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San Diego, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

The wine experience was nice. Great gift shop and good wines. The art is very unconventional but interesting. Grounds very pretty but off the beaten path.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015 via mobile

Service was terrific especially with how busy it was. There was a festival occurring outside on the grounds the afternoon we arrived. The museum is great with a lot of interesting pieces and the location of this estate on mount vedeer is top notch!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

This was our first stop on our wine tour and it did not disappoint. Located in the mountains, this winery is gorgeous! We were immediately greeted when stepping out of our tour bus and taken to our private tasting area outdoors. Our tour guide gave us an excellent history of the winery including a stop in the vineyeards where we... More 

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