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The Hess Collection Winery

Napa, CA

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  • Courtyard Cheese Pairing $27.50/ppGROUP SIZE 2 - 6

    Mon | Fri | Sat | Sun

    Underneath vines of wisteria, surrounded by contemporary sculptures and beautifully landscaped gardens, savor an offering of current release wines paired with an artisanal cheese plate created by our Executive Chef, Chad Hendrickson, for two to share. Sold as a Plate for 2 to share at $55 per plate. Our Courtyard is subject to availability based on weather conditions. Approximately 45 Minutes.

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  • Hess Collection Wine Dinner Experience $215.00/ppGROUP SIZE 10 - 10

    Daily

    Your dining experience begins with a wine and hor d'oeurves reception followed by a tour through our Contemporary Art Museum. Then Hess Collection Executive Chef, Chad Hendrickson, will present you with a three-course dinner featuring holiday inspired, locally sourced, and produce from our organic culinary gardens. Dinner is paired with Hess Collection Napa Valley and Icon wines from estate vineyards on Mount Veeder. Pricing does not reflect applicable taxes and a 20% service fee will be applied Approximately 4 Hours.

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  • Tour, Wine & Cheese Pairing $75.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 8

    Daily

    Enjoy an educational wine production tour with your own private host from The Hess Collection, followed by a current release wine presentation paired with Artisan cheeses served with seasonal fruits and nuts selected by Hess Executive Chef Chad Hendrickson. Approximately 1.5 Hours.

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  • Tour, Wine & Chocolate Indulgence $75.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 6

    Daily

    Enjoy a private tour of the Hess Collection, followed by a current release wine tasting of four wines paired with artisan truffles developed and handcrafted by our Pastry Chef, Linda Rodriguez. This is a unique, educational experience. Please allow 90 minutes for this tour and tasting experience. Approximately 1.5 Hours.

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  • Museum Walk $45.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 4

    Daily

    Enjoy a guided tour of The Hess Collection Art Museum, featuring works from Donald Hess’ private collection with an optional complimentary tasting of 4 current release wines in the tasting room immediately following. Approximately 1 Hour.

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  • Wine Tasting $25.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 6

    Daily

    The winery and art museum are open daily by reservation. You are invited to taste four current release wines, many available only at the winery, for $25 per person. Approximately 30 Minutes.

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  • The Hess Experience, Tour and Luncheon $165.00/ppGROUP SIZE 2 - 6

    Daily

    Begin your experience with a guided tour through our historic Mount Veeder Visitor Center and Contemporary Art Museum. After which the Hess Collection Executive Chef Chad Hendrickson will present you with a farm-to-table three-course luncheon featuring menu items from the winery’s culinary gardens, paired with Hess Collection Napa Valley wines from estate vineyards on Mount Veeder. Lunch will be served in our private dining room with sweeping views of our vineyards. Approximately 3 Hours.

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  • ATV + Wine Luncheon $185.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 10

    Daily

    This experience begins with a guided ATV vineyard ride through the historic Mont La Salle vineyard, exploring a range of Napa Green sustainable practices. After which the Hess Collection Executive Chef Chad Hendrickson will present you with a farm-to-table three-course luncheon featuring menu items from the winery’s culinary gardens, paired with Hess Collection Napa Valley wines from estate vineyards on Mount Veeder. Lunch will be served in our private dining room with sweeping views. Approximately 3 Hours.

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  • Collectors Club November Release Party ComplimentaryGROUP SIZE 1 - 2

    Sat

    Please join us on Saturday, November 9th from 1:00pm until 3:00pm to enjoy a tasting of the current release Collectors Club's shipment along with small bites by our culinary team. Up to 2 guests complimentary. Additional guests $15 each Approximately 2 Hours.

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  • ATV + Wine & Cheese Pairing $135.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 10

    Daily

    This experience begins with a guided ATV vineyard tour through the historic Mont La Salle vineyard, exploring a range of Napa Green sustainable practices. After which you enjoy an estate wine presentation paired with Artisan cheeses served with seasonal fruits, nuts, and items from the winery’s culinary gardens, selected by Hess Executive Chef Chad Hendrickson. This is an outdoor activity and is suggested you bring sun protection Approximately 2 Hours.

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  • Chef's Courtyard Pairing $75.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 6

    Fri | Sat | Sun

    Enjoy our newest released wine, a staff favorite wine, and a wine that speaks to the terroir of our mountain vineyards paired with culinary small bites. Our Executive Chef, Chad Hendrickson, creates this casual pairing for two to share in our courtyard garden to showcase these three beautiful wines. Offered Spring thru Fall as long as mother nature cooperates. $75.00 per pairing for two (does not include tax) Approximately 1 Hour.

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  • Taming the Lion, Wine Blending Experience $165.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 8

    Mon | Tues | Wed | Thu | Fri | Sun

    Wake up your senses and experiment with three varietals, learn their influence in wine-making and the art of blending . Then compare your blend with our signature Lion Tamer Red Blend. We welcome you to play winemaker for a day and take home your own custom blend. Approximately 2 Hours.

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  • Tour of the Palate $95.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 4

    Daily

    Enjoy a guided tour of The Hess Collection Art Museum, featuring works from Donald Hess’ private collection, and pairing of three current release wines expertly matched with three exquisite creations from The Hess Collection’s Executive Chef, Chad Hendrickson.on. Approximately 1.5 Hours.

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About The Hess Collection Winery

High atop Mount Veeder, we welcome you to enjoy a beautifully crafted wine and food pairing, stroll through our private art collection or take in the stunning panoramic vineyard views aboard our high performance ATV. Join us for a Exclusive Experience!

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The Hess Collection was founded in 1978 on the site of one of Napa Valley’s oldest wineries, and since has become a world-class brand and destination earning international recognition for its wine, culinary and visitor programs, as well as its superlative collection of contemporary art. The Hess Collection was established through its founder’s vision and determination to cultivate vines at elevation during a time when few in Napa Valley were doing so. The volcanic slopes of Mount Veeder provide the ideal environment to yield elegant wines with rich, complex flavors, and today, you can visit the winery to taste these exceptional wines, as well as to enjoy a number of unforgettable wine tasting experiences. Whether it be adventuring through the Hess vineyards on an ATV ride or indulging in an expertly crafted wine and food pairing by Hess’s Executive Chef, these experiences are tailored exclusively for you.

Reservations recommended for general tastings, walk-ins welcomed|Reservations required for experiences

Notable Features

  • Architectural Appeal
  • Art on Display
  • Corporate Events
  • Family Friendly
  • Family Owned
  • Gardens
  • Ghost Winery
  • Historic Building
  • Scenic View
  • Special Events
  • Sustainable
Experiences

  • Blending Seminar
  • Chocolate Pairing
  • Component Tasting
  • Dinner
  • Food & Wine
  • General Tasting
  • Large Groups (8 - 12)
  • Lunch
  • Special Event
  • Special Tasting
  • Tour and Tasting
  • Vineyard Tours
  • Wine and Cheese
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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Average Score from CellarPass VisitorsMy Parents
Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Melissa J. Member Since 2/14/2014My BFF
Wine Tasting on 10/16/19 10:30 AM

The winery was breathtaking and the staff were so friendly and helpful. So glad we joined the wine club

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Christina T. Member Since 8/29/2019My BFF
Tour, Wine & Cheese Pairing on 10/14/19 11:30 AM

We had the best experience at Hess. The wine, the ambiance, our host Krista, and the delicious cheese! It was all superb! We will definitely visit this winery on our next trip!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Laraine R. Member Since 9/22/2019My BFF
ATV + Wine & Cheese Pairing on 10/13/19 2:30 PM

ATV Cheese Pairing tour. Super informative but laid back and so fun!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Katie N. Member Since 9/18/2019My BFF
Courtyard Cheese Pairing on 10/13/19 11:00 AM

My second visit and I knew my husband and our friends would love it. We did the cheese pairing in the courtyard and it was a perfect Sunday activity. The weather was perfect, wine and cheese exquisite and Ching Woo was an excellent host. We loved the music - should've asked for the soundtrack! We'll definitely be back.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Amit D. Member Since 9/3/2019My BFF
Tour, Wine & Cheese Pairing on 10/12/19 11:30 AM

We had A wonderful time atvthe winery. Cordial staff and delicious wines.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Osvaldo M. Member Since 9/18/2018My BFF
Courtyard Cheese Pairing on 10/06/19 3:00 PM

Great experience! Beautiful winery and excellent wines! We were hosted by a wonderful guide - unfortunately I cannot remember her name.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Anne L. Member Since 6/9/2017My BFF
Wine Tasting on 10/07/19 4:30 PM

The staff are always incredibly warm and polite. Wines are always as great as expected. We always have a nice tasting room experience and enjoy our visits.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Rachel B. Member Since 2/8/2019My BFF
Wine Tasting on 10/05/19 1:30 PM

Every guest I bring here to wine taste absolutely loves Hess wine. The drive up is beautiful, the grounds and tasting room are gorgeous and the art switches it up. I always enjoy the Hess experience!

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kate R. Member Since 10/2/2019My Ex
Wine Tasting on 10/05/19 1:00 PM

A completely under whelming experience for the wine tasting but the art tour was fun

Overall Score 1/5
First Impression 1/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 3/5
alisha r. Member Since 9/27/2019My Boss
Wine Tasting on 10/04/19 4:00 PM

Winery was cool & modern. Long drive and wines were OK. We decided to upgrade to the premium cab tasting and it was not worth the extra $$. After we started tasting them we were soon told that those years were not the better years for there cabs. So yeah, felt like that was kind of a big let down. You expect better wines when you pay extra. If you want to check out art this is your winery.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 3/5
Mary J. S. Member Since 9/30/2019Evil Stepmother
Wine Tasting on 10/05/19 2:00 PM

I am a Club member. Just received shipment 6 bottles, Hess wine. Daughter was driver; she had sip or 2 my tasting. Wines are tasty, fruity, easy on the palate. Pouring host was friendly. Others were at "the bar." We got no preferential treatment. Was having sore right leg. No place to sit & rest--no bar stools or benches by the wall. Message was "Hurry up, sip and leave."

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 3/5
Scott and Suzanne M. Member Since 9/27/2019My BFF
ATV + Wine Luncheon on 10/02/19 11:00 AM

We had a great time at Hess. Our UTV tour was amazing and our lunch with Kristina was incredible. Our expectations were exceeded for sure. Thank you Hess.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jordan p. Member Since 9/22/2019My Parents
Museum Walk on 10/03/19 10:15 AM

Krysta was excellent. I enjoyed her presentation and knowledge of the pieces

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Carol L. Member Since 9/30/2019My BFF
ATV + Wine & Cheese Pairing on 10/03/19 2:30 PM

I highly recommend this experience! It was the highlight of our trip to Napa. Austin was fantastic our winery guide and the wine and cheese tasting was outstanding. Absolute perfection and top notch wine, espythe Lioness.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Thomas M. Member Since 2/7/2018My BFF
Wine Tasting on 9/27/19 1:00 PM

We were welcomed warmly at the front desk. We were invited in to the tasting room and given personal attention to our every need. The young lady pouring for us clearly knew her wines and answered all of our questions. The wine was spectacular. The total experience was outstanding, we were treated like royalty. Even the staff in the shop were very helpful when we made our purchases.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Michelle R. Member Since 9/20/2019My BFF
The Hess Experience, Tour and Luncheon on 9/29/19 11:00 AM

I brought my mother and her BF to Hess Winery for her 70th BDay celebration. We enjoyed the experience from the very start, from a personal tour guide through the Estate, marveling at the one of a kind art gallery full of amazing exhibits to the exquisite lunch. This lunch was high end, classy and seriously outstanding. Thank you Hess Winery for making my moms special day just perfect!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
James T. Member Since 9/7/2019Evil Stepmother
Wine Tasting on 9/28/19 1:30 PM

Very rude host who greeted us, very sterile staff offering poor knowledge of the wines we tasted. Very expensive. This was one of 4 vineyards we visited and we couldn’t wait to get out of there !

Overall Score 1/5
First Impression 2/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 1/5
Terry S. Member Since 8/26/2019My BFF
Wine Tasting on 9/27/19 10:00 AM

This was our first winery stop for the day and it proved to be the absolute best. Our host, Frankie, did an outstanding job of "connecting" with us, educating us, answering our questions and keeping things light enough that the tasting session far exceeded our initial expectations. She was so personal and engaging, it was like spending time with a close friend.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Doris K. Member Since 7/30/2019My BFF
Wine Tasting on 9/26/19 2:30 PM

Had a really awesome experience at the Hess Collection. The staffs were very friendly and knowledgeable. We had a great time tasting wine in a relaxing atmosphere and enjoyed the wonderful and interesting art collection after. We could not leave without purchasing a bottle of wine.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
David W. Member Since 6/9/2016My BFF
Wine Tasting on 9/28/19 10:00 AM

We always enjoy tasting at Hess. We use our quarterly shipment as an excuse to visit the area. We brought out of town family that that are very knowledgeable about wines. They enjoyed their the experience. Hess was the only winery that they made purchases at that day.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Phyllis L. Member Since 6/17/2019My Ex
Tour, Wine & Cheese Pairing on 9/28/19 3:00 PM

Our Host was more interested in theatre than taking care of our needs; Asked for water multiple times; Left the tasting without ever receiving water;

Overall Score 2/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 2/5
Ambiance 2/5
Deborah M. Member Since 9/8/2018My BFF
Tour of the Palate on 9/23/19 2:00 PM

Really enjoyed "Tour the Palate". Food and wine were terrific, as was the service. Not really into the Modern Art in museum, but that is all personal taste.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Claudia P. Member Since 9/16/2019My Parents
Wine Tasting on 9/26/19 1:30 PM

Stunning, historic stone building off-the-beaten-path, up the hill on Mt. Veeder. Tasting room setting had distinction, as well as easygoing hospitality. Frankie guided us well through our tasting experience, while our “designated driver” enjoyed the art museum and beautiful, sunny courtyard.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Alison K. Member Since 9/12/2017My BFF
Collectors Club September Release Party on 9/21/19 1:00 PM

The entire experience of the pick-up party is so welcoming. We especially enjoyed the pairings of wine and delicious appetizers in the beautiful, calm setting of the Hess outdoor patio area. Love these wines!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jim F. Member Since 9/18/2019My BFF
Wine Tasting on 9/25/19 3:00 PM

Beautiful place, great wines, friendly helpful staff

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Brad T. Member Since 6/25/2019My BFF
Wine Tasting on 9/25/19 4:30 PM

It was a very enjoyable experience for my wife and I. A great way to celebrate my 70th birthday.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Michael S. Member Since 9/7/2019My BFF
Courtyard Cheese Pairing on 9/20/19 12:00 PM

We enjoyed a wine and cheese tasting in the courtyard. Great setting, wonderful wine and perfectly matched cheeses! Our host (sorry, name escapes me) was very informative and congenial. Would highly recommend!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
neyda l. Member Since 11/1/2017My BFF
ATV + Wine Luncheon on 9/23/19 11:00 AM

Booked ATV and lunch experience. Out guide, Michael was very knowledgeable, friendly and professional. Lunch was superb! Will be returning with other clients/friends! Great experience!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Dave and Amanda R. Member Since 7/9/2014My Parents
Wine Tasting on 9/22/19 2:00 PM

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Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 4/5
Jeff W. Member Since 4/21/2014My BFF
Collectors Club September Release Party on 9/21/19 1:00 PM

I have been a member for over 10 years and Hess never disappoints me. The wines are excellent and staff is great!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
JoAnna C. Member Since 9/14/2019My BFF
Collectors Club September Release Party on 9/21/19 1:00 PM

We enjoyed our Release Wines tastings on the patio, paired w/yummy snacks. We also were able to taste a different flight of wines @ the bar in the tasting room. Staff was friendly, helpful & knowledgeable, We also had fun in-between tastings showing our friends the art collections. It was an absolutely delightful afternoon!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Linda & Ray B. Member Since 9/3/2019My BFF
Collectors Club September Release Party on 9/21/19 1:00 PM

LOVED the snacks and the wine. My wife and I joined about 8 months ago and we love every visit to the Hess Winery.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Graham S. Member Since 7/3/2019My Parents
Museum Walk on 9/21/19 10:15 AM

an eclectic selection of modern art in a lovely building and beautiful gardens

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 4/5
Alexander T. Member Since 8/5/2019My BFF
Collectors Club September Release Party on 9/21/19 1:00 PM

Great company, amazing views, and outstanding guest services.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Nick H. Member Since 3/23/2018My BFF
Collectors Club September Release Party on 9/21/19 1:00 PM

Great wine and staff!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Maryann W. Member Since 9/14/2018My BFF
Collectors Club September Release Party on 9/21/19 1:00 PM

Excellent wine selections and very friendly and helpful staff. The patio/garden area is stunning!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Matt V. Member Since 2/17/2019My BFF
Collectors Club September Release Party on 9/21/19 1:00 PM

The staff will go out of their way to accommodate you. The wine is consistently great. The atmosphere is beautiful.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jordan C. Member Since 12/29/2015My BFF
Tour of the Palate on 9/19/19 2:00 PM

Exceptional hospitality, great wines, knowledgeable host (Sue) an wonderful art work

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lidia F. Member Since 7/30/2019My Boss
ATV + Wine & Cheese Pairing on 9/19/19 2:30 PM

Roderick welcomed us in a very warm welcome. In all your services were professional, kind, committed to explain and share. The vineyard tour was amazing and the chocolate tasting is unbelievable! Rod gave us an additional tasting with special tasting class and we did have a great professional discussion. :)

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
frank c. Member Since 8/28/2019My Parents
Wine Tasting on 9/16/19 4:30 PM

Spectacular!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5

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