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About The Hess Collection Winery

The Hess Collection Winery and Art Museum houses exceptional wines and world-class art. Reservations are recommended for wine tastings and we offer several exclusive experiences by appointment.

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Donald Hess established his first Mount Veeder vineyard in 1978, from the beginning recognizing that on these ridges and bench lands, 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, best known for Cabernet Sauvignon.

The Hess Collection winery is part of a historic site where wine was first produced in the 1860's, in a native stone building 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.

features Notable Features
  • Architectural Appeal
  • Art on Display
  • Corporate Events
  • Family Friendly
  • Family Owned
  • Gardens
  • Ghost Winery
  • Historic Building
  • Scenic View
  • Special Events
  • Sustainable
tours and tastings Tours & Tastings
  • By Appointment Only
  • Food & Wine Pairing
  • Napa Neighbor Participant
  • Private Tastings
  • Reservation Required
  • Reservations Recommended
  • Vineyard Tours
  • Wine & Cheese Pairing
  • Wine & Chocolate Pairing
  • Wine Club
  • Wine Tasting
varietals Varietals Offered
  • Albarino
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Carignane
  • Charbono
  • Chardonnay
  • Malbec
  • Muscat
  • Petite Sirah
  • Pinot Gris
  • Port Wine
  • Rosé
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Syrah
  • Viognier
  • Zinfandel
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David P. Member Since 7/31/2017
Wine Tasting on 8/14/17 10:00 AM

Great wine & excellent customer service.

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Vanessa C. Member Since 8/14/2017
Museum Walk on 8/14/17 10:15 AM

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Brian M. Member Since 8/11/2017
Wine Tasting on 8/12/17 1:00 PM

Hess was Awesome. They treat you like royalty.

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Dave K. Member Since 8/5/2017
Wine Tasting on 8/12/17 1:00 PM

Loved it the hostess made us feel like we were her friends and most important customer.

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April T. Member Since 5/12/2017
Wine Tasting on 7/29/17 11:30 AM

It was purely amazing!

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Mackenzie M. Member Since 8/4/2017
Wine Tasting on 8/05/17 3:30 PM

My husband and I came to The Hess Collection Winery on our honeymoon. We were both new to wine tastings and wineries. All the staff made us feel so welcome and informed! They were all very knowledgeable and happy to share and answer all our questions. After our tasting we toured the Art Collection. It was truly a spectacular afternoon. Highly recommend!

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Marisa M. Member Since 8/2/2016
Museum Walk on 7/30/17 10:15 AM

Great wine, beautiful art.

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Mike S. Member Since 7/25/2017
Tour Of The Palate on 7/29/17 2:00 PM

Walked around the grounds and the Monastery. Welcomed by Sue in the Garden. Offered a vinyard and winery tour or art tour. We selected Art. Loved the tour, very easy to listen to and insightful. Then we had a wonderful food and wine pairing experience, with Chad coming out to describe the food and wine.

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Russ & Pam H. Member Since 7/26/2017
Wine Tasting on 7/29/17 10:00 AM

Definitely needs to be on your list of Wineries to visit when in Napa! Delicious wines, friendly staff and beautiful winery ! A hidden gem!

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Kate M. Member Since 7/25/2017
Wine Tasting on 7/26/17 12:00 PM

Thanks to Ahna for helping me and making my visit fun

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Charles and Lisa G. Member Since 7/22/2017
Tour, Wine & Cheese Pairing on 7/27/17 11:30 AM

Nancy was an awesome host! Loved our private and romantic tasting under shade on the patio. All of the wines sampled were uniquely wonderful.

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Lynn F. Member Since 3/18/2017
Museum Walk on 7/27/17 10:15 AM

Mr Hess has assembled a considerable collection of contemporary art which he shares with the likes of us winos. You don't have to know art to appreciate this museum tour which is conducted by a knowledgeable docent inserting just the right amount of humor.

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Sara M. Member Since 7/18/2017
Wine Tasting on 7/22/17 10:00 AM

Everyone at The Hess Collection Winery was incredibly nice and knowledgeable about the wine. The atmosphere was incredible and beautiful. The only complaint was that there was a $20 corkage fee for getting a bottle of wine by the terrace. All that did was deter my group of 6 to leave and buy it somewhere else, thus resulting in no business for Hess. I would recommend getting rid of the corkage fee

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Steve S. Member Since 9/8/2016
Wine Tasting on 7/20/17 10:30 AM

We like Hess a great deal - interesting and reasonably priced wines. That's why we joined the wine club. We also love the ambience there with the art gallery.

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Shar S. Member Since 12/30/2015
Wine Tasting on 7/16/17 1:00 PM

The tasting selection and the ambience were phenomenal. This was our second time visiting and we very much enjoyed our overall experience. Our tasting room associate was delightful and she really made sure we were paid attention to despite being incredibly busy herself. She was knowledgeable, very friendly, and we ended up going home with 3 bottles!

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Jennifer K. Member Since 5/20/2017
Wine Tasting on 7/15/17 12:30 PM

Beautiful off the beaten path winery. You walk on the grounds and there is a beautiful patio/garden. Great wine & knowledgeable host. The art gallery is a unique collection, definitely not something you see at a winery. The gardens were barely in use, even though it was a lovely day. We asked if we could sit outside with our wine, but were told we couldn't without a reservation. :(

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Julian C. Member Since 7/15/2017
Wine Tasting on 7/15/17 10:00 AM

Cindy took such great care of us; she was very knowledgeable and attentive to our interests! The small block wines were a pleasant surprise in Napa and we thoroughly enjoyed the art gallery. Would reccomend to anyone visiting Napa for a full 'experience'!

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christine h. Member Since 7/8/2017
Wine Tasting on 7/09/17 3:30 PM

Elegant settings, interesting art collection, welcoming staff, good wines -although expensive. We spent a very, very nice monent.

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Lindsay S. Member Since 6/18/2017
Wine Tasting on 6/24/17 11:00 AM

The staff was knowledgeable and really warm. The wines were superb and love that this winery is not on the main drag. The drive to the winery was picturesque and definitely a hidden gem!

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Kristine G. Member Since 7/6/2017
Wine Tasting on 7/09/17 2:00 PM

Very nice service and wine

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Raul C. Member Since 6/13/2017
Wine Tasting on 7/05/17 10:30 AM

Absolutely the best experience at any winery we visited. We loved the walking tour and the history and off course the very high quality of both wines and attention.

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Chris R. Member Since 3/28/2015
Elevated Tasting on 6/29/17 11:30 AM

Kind of commercialized. Wines were good and server was knowledgable; but based on our other places its as par for the course.

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Jodi J. Member Since 7/5/2017
Wine Tasting on 7/05/17 3:00 PM

Austin was very knowledgeable and did a great job with the tour. The art gallery was stunning!

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Clifford M. Member Since 4/1/2017
Wine Tasting on 7/04/17 10:00 AM

The Best!

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Helen H. Member Since 6/17/2017
Wine Tasting on 6/18/17 11:00 AM

Arrived at Hess as it opened. We were warmly greeted and immediately started our tasting, even though we were early. Beautiful setting, wine was exquisite and informative conversation. We were casually invited to join their club, no pressure, yet we did! Followed with self-guided art collection tour and a picnic lunch.

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Sui Xiong C. Member Since 6/13/2017
Vineyard Tour on 6/16/17 10:30 AM

Our family of four took a vineyard tour with Michael Jobes, senior wine educator. He took us to the field, showed us different practices for cultivating grapes, and entertained us with 4 kinds of wine.

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Dan H. Member Since 11/20/2014
Tour, Wine & Chocolate Indulgence on 6/24/17 3:30 PM

What a great experience! Our host, Roderick, was outstanding. Very knowledgeable about the history behind Hess and the modern art collection. Great stories that really explained the meaning behind the art. The chocolate truffle and wine tasting was amazing and the pairings were excellent.

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James P. Member Since 5/30/2017
Wine Tasting on 6/19/17 2:30 PM

Efficient, clean, wine marketing operation. Selection was good. Wines were very good. Experience was like buying wine at a top-notch wine shop with the option of tasting some wonderful "premises only" wines.

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sarah b. Member Since 4/23/2017
Wine Tasting on 6/17/17 10:00 AM

We had a great time tasting with 16 people for my sister's bachelorette party. Hannah was great and very helpful!

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Margery G. Member Since 3/28/2017
Wine Tasting on 6/15/17 11:30 AM

Great selection of wines to choose from in the tasting room, with very friendly and informative staff. Truly beautiful grounds with a very modern art collection. Join the wine club at your tasting for access to private releases.

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Catherine B. Member Since 6/16/2017
Wine Tasting on 6/17/17 10:00 AM

Sue was an outstanding educator, companion, and liaison throughout our tasting experience!

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Karen V. Member Since 6/11/2017
The Hess Experience, Tour and Luncheon on 6/17/17 11:00 AM

What a fantastic day and experience. Rod was great, tour great, history great, amazing lunch and oh.... those wines! We left with 6 bottles! Also now on the hunt for that crazy Basque cake. We loved it!

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Veronika D. Member Since 5/1/2017
Wine Tasting on 6/08/17 3:00 PM

Both of me and my husband really enjoyed this wine tasting visit. The wine were really delicious! Also the Art Gallery was very nice. The building and the nature around was beautiful and very impressing!

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Carrie J. Member Since 6/4/2017
Vineyard Tour on 6/09/17 10:30 AM

We did a vineyard tour with Mike. He is very knowledgeable and we had a great time! We would definitely recommend this tour!!

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William L. Member Since 12/29/2014
Wine Tasting on 6/10/17 1:30 PM

Thank you, Hess!

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Lee J. Member Since 1/23/2017
Courtyard Pairing on 6/10/17 3:00 PM

These folks know about customer service and creating the experience. Don't settle for a tasting at the indoor tasting bar, but go outside into the gardens and enjoy the ambiance that is Hess Winery.

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Sibyl S. Member Since 5/23/2017
Wine Tasting on 6/10/17 11:00 AM

We were sold from the moment we stepped into the property. The beautiful garden welcomed us before we ever reached the concierge. Our host in the tasting room was very knowledgeable. And the museum was an unexpected treat. I highly recommend visiting the Hess Collection.

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Nick L. Member Since 5/29/2017
Wine Tasting on 6/08/17 11:30 AM

Enjoyable time. Great wine.

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David B. Member Since 6/7/2017
Wine Tasting on 6/09/17 3:00 PM

The staff we 100% perfect. The setting and location visually stunning. The only thing is the silly corkage fee for buying a bottle of their wine in the shop 10 yards away. We joined club and avoided but it was a sour note on an otherwise flawless visit.

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Phil H. Member Since 3/2/2017
Tour Of The Palate on 6/09/17 2:00 PM

Food amazing. wine elevated and memorable. service and host exceptional.

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The Hess Collection Winery
4411 Redwood Road
Napa, CA 94558
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