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“Wonderful experience”

The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum
Ranked #5 of 202 things to do in Napa
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Reviewed July 9, 2013

The tour and tasting at Hess was fantastic. The servers were very down to earth, not "wine snobs" at all! The grounds were beautiful and the staff was very friendly...the kind of folks you would like to hang out with and share a few bottles of wine with after hours. We had a fabulous experience. I just wish I could bottle up the smell of the storage/barrel room and bring it home with me too!

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Reviewed July 7, 2013

Thanks for going the extra mile and showing us the movie out of schedule, and for that extra service at the tasting bar.

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Reviewed July 5, 2013

Unique and eclectic works of art, beautifully and provocatively displayed. The grounds are lovely too: peaceful and inviting.

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Reviewed July 5, 2013

LOVE this place. Get a private tasting with cheese. This experience blew my mind! I ended up buying one of their expensive reds because it tasted to good with the cheese they paired with it. The art gallery is intriguing!

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Reviewed July 4, 2013

One of the must see wineries in Napa Valley.
Staff can guide visitors thru art gallery and wineyards, explaining and sharpening the curiosity to people that enjoy art and wine.
Wine tasting with very friendly staff and a nice shop store after all.

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