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The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum

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Address: 4411 Redwood Rd, Napa, CA 94558-9708
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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I live in Napa and worked at Hess Winery.

I love everything about Hess. The gorgeous location away from the crowds is only a five mile drive out of Napa. The wine is excellent and by far my first choice. The second and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Napa Valley, California
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Napa Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I love everything about Hess. The gorgeous location away from the crowds is only a five mile drive out of Napa. The wine is excellent and by far my first choice. The second and third floor of the winery is dedicated to the amazing modern art exhibit and should not be missed. The wonderful staff will go out of their... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great because it's not just drinking wine Albeit the top wines are very good. Interesting art exhibit makes for an out of the ordinary winery visit

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San Francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Gorgeous location, but we skipped the wine and just went to the museum. So worth the slightly out-of-the-way excursion. Loved the building; loved the art even more.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Drive up the curvy mountain road outside of Napa to Hess. Staff were wonderful and let us wander even through closing was 30 min away. We did not wine taste, but visited the museum, with 2+ stories of art. Our visit found mainly abstract and some video-interpretive-interactive displays. If you love art, this must be on your visit list if... More 

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Overland Park, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

No wait was easy to walk around and see everything. Best part of course were the excellent wines. The grapes were growing and easy to see to take pictures

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We scheduled this wine tasting on a Saturday afternoon on a holiday weekend and we underestimated traffic. After calling and pushing our wine tasting reservation back twice on the day of, we finally arrived about an hour before they closed. The staff was helpful, welcoming and informative even though we arrived so late. Fantastic winery stop for many reasons including... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice wine tasting (started at $25 per person) and then a free self-guided tour thru the museum. We also bought some of their Hess Select Bottle Toppers as gifts (only $12, and easy to pack in luggage)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's nice to stop by and to visit the art museum located upstairs after we visited a couple of wineries and before more wine tasting. We tasted a couple of cups of wine in the court yard. Really relaxing.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We started off sharing a wine tasting for wines that we would not be tasting on the wine and food pairing experience. I think that Hess wines are just good solid wines across the board. it was fun tasting and talking to the staff in the tasting room. The grounds are beautiful though we had a little trouble finding the... More 

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Middletown, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've done chocolate pairings before, and I hadn't really enjoyed them all that much... but I was pleasantly surprised here. They did a really good job with both the tour and the tasting. The tour is a great one if you're interested in the history of the valley.

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