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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
Average Score from CellarPass Visitors5 Star Average Rating
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Kacey D. Member Since 4/20/2017
Wine Tasting on 4/22/17 2:30 PM

Beautiful scenery, unique experience due to the art collection. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Beautiful outdoor setting, too. Will come back.

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Jeff W. Member Since 4/21/2014
Wine Tasting on 4/22/17 11:00 AM

I have been a member since 2008 and always have enjoyed my experience at Hess.

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Karen S. Member Since 4/20/2017
Earth Day Walk-About Tour & Boxed Lunch on 4/22/17 11:00 AM

Michael made us feel welcome from start to finish. No question was a stupid question and he made answers perfectly understandable. Entire team on duty was friendly and appeared positive and happy.. We felt the love.

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Mara W. Member Since 1/18/2015
Wine Tasting on 4/21/17 2:00 PM

Everyone was very nice and approachable. Winery was beautiful!

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Dianne Z. Member Since 4/18/2017
Museum Walk on 4/21/17 10:15 AM

I was very impressed with the art tour. The leaders were very knowledgeable, they shared the most interesting backstories regarding Mr. Hess, the artists, and the art work, and the building and grounds were lovely (in spite of repair work that was going on).

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Briana C. Member Since 3/13/2012
Tour Of The Palate on 4/21/17 2:00 PM

Great wine! First time visiting and enjoyed it. I wish the tour of the grounds would have been longer or more informative, but maybe that was because we had a good pairing to do as well.

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Jennifer S. Member Since 4/19/2017
Wine Tasting on 4/19/17 2:00 PM

Although they were under some reconstruction everything was beautiful and clean. The staff was very friendly and the wine speaks for itself. We sent home a few bottles to keep the memories alive. We will definitely be back! They also gave some fantastic recommendations for other places to visit. It was greatly appreciated we had a lovely time discovering those places as well. Thanks!

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Margaret W. Member Since 4/7/2017
Wine Tasting on 4/08/17 12:30 PM

We all enjoyed the wine tasting experience - great server, he was very easy to talk to and informative about the wines and fun! Enjoyed the grounds and art.

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Rob H. Member Since 4/13/2017
Wine Tasting on 4/16/17 2:30 PM

Liked the art gallery

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Eric H. Member Since 4/5/2017
Wine Tasting on 4/15/17 11:30 AM

Awesome wines and atmosphere!

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Adam M. Member Since 9/9/2016
Wine Tasting on 4/15/17 12:00 PM

Hess continues to impress me more and more every visit. The wine is amazing and has no competition in the Pinot Noir sector as far as I'm concerned. And the staff is personable, inviting, and informative every visit.

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Ashleigh F. Member Since 3/28/2017
Wine Tasting on 4/08/17 12:30 PM

Amazing! Beautiful surroundings and garden. All the people were friendly and Hannah made our tasting experience fantastic.

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Julia F. Member Since 3/28/2017
Wine Tasting on 4/13/17 3:30 PM

Everything was amazing. The winery is super sweet and the tasting room super cozy. Staff was friendly and told us everything we needed to know about each wine. The store is also full of sweet gifts.

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Margaret p. Member Since 4/3/2017
Wine Tasting on 4/08/17 1:30 PM

I have been to Hess at least 6 times and this past visit unfortunately was not the best. Upon arrival, the greeting was a little unorganized. Our tasting was usual and nothing special. Unfortunately since building is under construction, one of the galleries closed, we couldn't take advantage of the facility to the fullest. I'll probably come back when construction is over. Thanks

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Christine P. Member Since 4/2/2017
Wine Tasting on 4/06/17 10:30 AM

Amazing atmosphere and wine

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Lynn D. Member Since 3/24/2017
Tour, Wine & Cheese Pairing on 4/02/17 11:30 AM

Great presentation and scenery. The Art work was interesting. Wine pairing with cheeses was elegant and a surprise. A diverse experience which kept it very interesting

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Haley B. Member Since 3/31/2017
Wine Tasting on 4/01/17 3:00 PM

We had such a lovely time. A beautiful property and top notch staff. Cindy was wonderful - super personable and educated us on some of the most delicious wine we've ever had the pleasure of tasting.

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Mike R. Member Since 3/27/2017
Wine Tasting on 3/31/17 11:00 AM

Great experience and outstanding wine

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Dawn W. Member Since 8/21/2016
Wine Tasting on 3/25/17 4:00 PM

Host was very busy and did little more than pour the wine and walk away. We were looking for more information about each wines.

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Dave P. Member Since 3/16/2017
Wine Tasting on 3/25/17 10:00 AM

Tasting rep was great and she was knowlegabke about your wines and the industry as a whole. Keep up the great work, love your Mt. Veeder Cab, Chardonnay, and really love your Block 19 blend...buy them all the time...nice tasting choices as well...Muscat solid and lively and refreshing...beautiful tasting room and amazing museum...we will definitely be back in near future. Thank you for everything

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Judy Y. Member Since 7/25/2015
Tour Of The Palate on 3/24/17 2:00 PM

The staff is always friendly, over the phone and in person. The winery is beautiful and I really enjoyed the Tour of the Palate, the food was delicious!

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Steve D. Member Since 6/29/2014
Wine Tasting on 3/24/17 2:00 PM

Beautiful property. Great wines. Just need to be less stingy with the bread sticks.

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Leo E. Member Since 3/12/2017
Tour, Wine & Cheese Pairing on 3/23/17 3:00 PM

Wine and cheese pairing. The second floor was under construction, which contained many of the artworks. Was not impressed with the other artwork. The cheese pairing went well, but some of the wines were young. We tasted a few of their reserve wines which were wonderful. After purchasing over $200 of wine they still charged full tasting cost!

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Amy M. Member Since 3/4/2017
Wine Tasting on 3/23/17 12:30 PM

My husband and I had a wonderful visit. We enjoyed the art and the wines, and our server was great. We will go back!

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Monty B. Member Since 8/21/2016
Wine Tasting on 3/15/17 4:00 PM

Tasting host was wonderful as was the wine. Favorite stop of the day.

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Alison D. Member Since 2/26/2017
Wine Tasting on 3/09/17 10:00 AM

Our wine guide was extremely hospitable and knowledgeable. He too a good deal of time with us and we will come back.

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Greg W. Member Since 11/13/2014
Elevated Tasting on 3/16/17 2:30 PM

Overall, we had a great experience at The Hess Collection Winery.

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Brian M. Member Since 3/9/2017
Wine Tasting on 3/17/17 11:30 AM

such a fun experience

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Chelsey M. Member Since 3/10/2017
Wine Tasting on 3/16/17 4:00 PM

Hannah rocks! She made our tasting feel like we were spending time with a good friend!

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Kevin R. Member Since 3/15/2017
Wine Tasting on 3/16/17 10:00 AM

Kenzie was exceptional as our Tour - Tasting Guide !!! Keep up the Excellent Work !!

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Johanna B. Member Since 6/14/2015
Elevated Tasting on 3/12/17 2:30 PM

I have been coming here for many years. I love the peaceful, serene and almost magical atmosphere and the location in the mountains and away from main tourism and traffic. Hess got everything that I love, great wine, stunning art, peaceful and quiet surroundings in a secluded location, nice and attentative staff (we love Gustavo).

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Erin & Stephen D. Member Since 3/6/2017
Wine Tasting on 3/11/17 2:00 PM

Pleasant and informative experience

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Lauren H. Member Since 9/26/2014
Elevated Tasting on 3/11/17 11:30 AM

Austin did an amazing job catering to our microbiology guests! His historical and technical knowledge was helpful for our guests who were first time visitors to Napa Valley.

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Lee J. Member Since 1/23/2017
Wine Tasting on 2/25/17 3:30 PM

The team here is great. They make you feel welcome from the time you walk through the door. I felt absolutely zero pressure to buy anything (I did do my fair share of damage though) and the young man who took care of us was very informative. It's a "go to" whenever my wife and I are in Napa.

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Kenneth G. Member Since 2/18/2017
Elevated Tasting on 2/25/17 2:30 PM

Very unique yet inviting, lots to see

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Terri S. Member Since 2/12/2017
Small Bites Pairing on 2/19/17 1:30 PM

Had a great thanks one. The art gallery is fantastic

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Abby C. Member Since 2/15/2017
Wine Tasting on 2/15/17 10:30 AM

Exceptional service, gorgeous grounds, great wine & art combo make for an experience to live over again!

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Christopher F. Member Since 10/19/2016
Tour Of The Palate on 2/04/17 2:00 PM

My group did the tour of the palate and had an amazing experience. Our guide was Sue and she was a gem. Your team did a great job of accommodating our group.

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Mike S. Member Since 10/23/2013
Wine Tasting on 2/03/17 3:00 PM

Wonderful hospitality and art display.

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Brooke F. Member Since 12/5/2016
Museum Walk on 1/30/17 10:15 AM

The museum was lovely but wish we could have had wine during the tour

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The Hess Collection Winery
4411 Redwood Road
Napa, CA 94558
Today 4/29 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday 4/30 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday 5/1 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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Wednesday 5/3 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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