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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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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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wesley d. Member Since 6/4/2017
Wine Tasting on 6/05/17 10:00 AM

Had a great experience. My wife and I came to Napa for our honeymoon and Hess was definitely our favorite vineyard. Jessie took us on a tour of the property and led our tasting. Hess had the best overall roster of wines that we tasted and Jessie provided a great experience. We even doubled back on our last day to buy more wine.

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Gina P. Member Since 6/29/2014
Wine Tasting on 6/03/17 3:00 PM

It's really beautiful once you get there. Our server went out of his way to bring us a map.

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Gwynne R. Member Since 6/3/2017
Wine Tasting on 6/04/17 10:30 AM

Beautiful drive up the hills. A completely different view of Napa. The property was peaceful and the gallery is a must see. Truly a lovely experience

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James S. Member Since 6/20/2014
Wine Tasting on 6/02/17 12:30 PM

The experience was very good. However, there are no chairs to sit in during the tasting.

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Gabriela O. Member Since 5/29/2017
Elevated Tasting on 5/30/17 11:30 AM

It turkey was a great experience! The wine is amazing and the staff is kind and knowledgeable. It's a must go to location.

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Felicia L. Member Since 4/23/2017
Tour, Wine & Cheese Pairing on 5/28/17 11:30 AM

Magical. The art gallery was really cool - ingenious idea to combine art with wine. The tasting was also great, we lucked out and got a private tour + host, who was very informative and enthusiastic about her job.

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Joyce T. Member Since 5/25/2017
Tour, Wine & Cheese Pairing on 5/27/17 11:30 AM

Thoughtful and kind team - we were running late, and Sue and Sammy were so warm and welcoming. Although we missed the production tour, Sammy made sure to give us a short tour of the historic vineyard after our wine and cheese pairing. The pairing was delicious, the explanations were educational and the grounds were lovely!

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Stephanie M. Member Since 5/16/2017
Wine Tasting on 5/23/17 11:30 AM

We like Hess wines and were excited to visit. We scheduled our visit on a Tuesday...no crowds which was awesome. Sue at the desk was very friendly and accomodating. We wandered through the art collection before heading into the tasting room. Jan was very knowledgeable and friendly. Grounds were beautiful. This was one of our favorite wineries that we visited. Can't wait to go back.

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Rochelle R. Member Since 5/18/2017
Wine Tasting on 5/21/17 10:30 AM

What a wonderful way to celebrate earning my Masters Degree!! Thank you!

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Heather S. Member Since 4/7/2014
Vineyard Tour on 5/19/17 10:30 AM

We were looking for a tour experience that allowed us to walk through vineyards -- and could not express enough what an AMAZING experience this was! Jesse was a great tour guide, we loved getting to see the wines up close and personal and the glass of wine we had out in the vineyard before heading back to the tasting room was the cherry on top! Thanks so much, everyone should do this!

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Michael G. Member Since 4/19/2017
The Hess Experience, Tour and Luncheon on 5/20/17 11:00 AM

We absolutely loved the art tour and lunch. Our host was informative and professional. The staff at the luncheon were wonderful as well; the lunch was superb and the wine pairings only enhanced the food selection. What a wonderful way to enjoy a such a special place! Cheers to the Hess Family for doing things right!

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Padma K. Member Since 11/10/2016
Wine Tasting on 5/20/17 3:30 PM

Really loved our time here! The person pouring for us was engaging and informative and we loved the high ceilings in the tasting room and the art gallery.

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Nathan A. Member Since 4/26/2017
Tour, Wine & Cheese Pairing on 5/13/17 3:00 PM

Austin is an awesome host. His knowledge and delivery of the history of the winery is superb. He easily vamped on questions from our small group, making the tour personal. ...excellent setting. We very much enjoyed the gallery and courtyard cheese and wine pairing. ....gotta say tho', that the front desk folks could do a much better job of remembering who guests are and why they're there!!

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Maria P. Member Since 5/2/2017
Tour Of The Palate on 5/13/17 2:00 PM

I took a group of six girlfriends who knew nothing about Hess for a Tour of the Palate. Orlando was our tour guide and he was a lot of fun and knowledgeable. Chef Chad took care of all our culinary expectations. My friends were so pleasantly surprised with the excellent wine, perfect food pairing, all the fantastic art displays, and the landscape and scenery. Thank you all at Hess Winery.

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Sandy R. Member Since 4/14/2017
Tour, Wine & Chocolate Indulgence on 5/09/17 3:30 PM

The chocolate and wine tasting was exellent. My husband and I got a private tour and tasting, the chocolate was incredible and we learned a lot about pairings. Highly recommended!!

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Kendra C. Member Since 5/6/2017
Wine Tasting on 5/06/17 1:30 PM

Sue and the entire staff were wonderful. The art, the Pinot and the location were the perfect way to impress Napa upon my out of town guests at the last minute.

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Bill W. Member Since 3/14/2016
Wine Tasting on 5/06/17 3:30 PM

Besides the fact that I personally did not care for any of these wines (all very chewy and monotone), I found the whole tasting process to be off-putting: very mechanical and impersonal. I felt like I was at the DMV and when my number was called I was permitted to proceed to the tasting room. Our "host" for the tasting was marginal and at the end they asked if I wanted to tip him!?! tip him????

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Amy F. Member Since 1/18/2017
Wine Tasting on 5/05/17 2:00 PM

They made the chocolate tasting happen for us and it was amazing, we loved everything.

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Katy P. Member Since 3/28/2017
Vine to Table Tour and Luncheon on 5/04/17 10:30 AM

Mike was a wonderful guide. Really knowledgeable. the luncheon was one of the best meals I've had. Hands down the pastry chef made the best dessert we've ever had. Really wonderful time and would love to come back!

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Carter B. Member Since 2/21/2017
Elevated Tasting on 4/28/17 2:30 PM

We had a great tour and tasting at Hess. It was our best winery of the weekend. Thank you for the great hospitality, attention to detail and history, and for making our group feel like we were getting special treatment. Keep doing what you are doing! Thanks.

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Eyal B. Member Since 5/3/2017
Wine Tasting on 5/03/17 4:00 PM

friendly and professional the art exhibition adds a lot

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James and Pamela C. Member Since 12/21/2015
Tour, Wine & Cheese Pairing on 4/28/17 3:00 PM

Beautiful grounds and delicious wine!

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stephanie c. Member Since 4/22/2017
Wine Tasting on 4/30/17 2:00 PM

I had a great time! Tasting room staff was helpful, friendly and very informative.

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Rich S. Member Since 4/24/2017
Vine to Table Tour and Luncheon on 4/30/17 10:30 AM

We all very much enjoyed the vibe to table tour. The views on the vineyard tour were beautiful, the food was amazing, and the wine pairings were perfect. Kenzie, our guide, was awesome. The tour was the highlight of our trip to Napa.

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Pat T. Member Since 2/21/2017
Wine Tasting on 4/29/17 3:00 PM

Not a pleasant tasting experience, but did love the art collection

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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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The Hess Collection Winery
4411 Redwood Road
Napa, CA 94558
Today 6/26 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday 6/27 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday 6/28 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday 6/29 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday 6/30 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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