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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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Description: 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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First winery I ever visited in Napa

I've been to Hess collection a couple times now. To get to the winery you drive some beautiful back roads. The tasting room staff are very friendly and attentive. My favorite wine... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2013
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Davis, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

I've been to Hess collection a couple times now. To get to the winery you drive some beautiful back roads. The tasting room staff are very friendly and attentive. My favorite wine at Hess is the 19 block cuvee. This is an affordable blend that is delicious. After you are finished tasting you can walk around the winery and take... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

Get a discount coupon on line before you go? Good collection..makes you feel you are doing more than just drinking!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

the art gallery and winery is stunning. The drive to the winery itself through the woods is absolutely stunning too!

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Portland, OR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

We came here for the Sunday wine education class. On the website, it told us to budget at least 90 mins for it. I think we were there for almost 3 hours. It was the most comprehensive wine education class I've ever been to. We start out with a glass of wine, walk out to the vineyard to talk about... More 

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Napa, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

Hess wine is a staple for your collection. Not the best in the world, but priced well for the quality. But the true surprise that makes this winery a must when you visit Napa is their art museum and their mountain setting. The vineyards along that side of the valley are breathtaking in their own right. And the museum has... More 

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Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

The Hess winery was one of our stops while in wine country. It is worth the drive as the scenery is magnificent and we so enjoyed the setting and viewing the art work. The wine was also enjoyable. A great winery to add to your list while in Napa.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

This was one of the better and more interesting of the wineries we visited. Nice grounds, ambiance and artwork. The person working at the tasting room was a U.S. Open Tennis oficial and told some interesting tales.

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Minneapolis, MN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

While you may find the wines lackluster and forgettable, the world-class art collection is well worth a visit.

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Well worth going out of your way to visit . Fabulous location, grounds and a lovely scenic drive.Magnificent! art collection on 3 levels. Huge, modern paintings, sculptures, installations and electronic art pieces. Nice tasting room and barrel view room. Really a special winery due to the magnificent art collection. A must visit in the Napa Valley, especially if you enjoy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

We signed up for a tour and taste pairing. We got an in-depth private tour ("Kenzie" was outstanding!) of the winery and grounds with a full history of what happened when and why. It was very informative and very interesting. We then got a private tour of the art museum. One amazing place. We're not into modern art but this... More 

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