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“ART OF WINE....WINE OF ART: PERFECT PAIRING!!”

The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum
Ranked #6 of 190 things to do in Napa
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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.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“ART OF WINE....WINE OF ART: PERFECT PAIRING!!”
Reviewed February 4, 2013

A great idea of pairing great wines with terrific art in a beautiful mountaintop winery. These are great wines but the ambling through art with a glass in hand makes for a perfect way to spend some time just a bit off the beaten Napa path.

Visited October 2012
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“Beuatiful Place Strange "Art"”
Reviewed February 2, 2013

A very beautiful place to visit. We had a VIP tour with a wine tasting pared with food in a private room. Pretty cool. Some of the wines are excellent others average, the art gallery is interesting but a lot of weird so-called art.

Visited July 2012
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Inman, South Carolina
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“Art and Wine...what a collection”
Reviewed January 29, 2013

Went with a tour so we were treating like royalty-- sampling and learning about the art collection. Wines are by personal choice; this one did not wow me, but nice. It was very delightful to visit with the art work and learn more about the art and its collector.

Visited January 2013
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Mullica Hill, New Jersey
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“Wine and art”
Reviewed January 27, 2013

They have an interesting art collection housed in a three story gallery in the winery building. It's a free art museum with some vary interesting modern art pieces. They have nice wine and friendly staff, too.

Visited January 2013
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La Grange, Illinois
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“Repeat every time we visit Napa”
Reviewed January 24, 2013

This is the winery we bring "newbies" to because the wine is of good quality, the staff friendly & professional and the art makes it a destination.

Visited January 2013
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