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  • Vineyard Excursion & Tasting $105.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 5

    Mon | Tues | Wed | Thu | Fri | Sat

    This 90 minute experience begins with a guided ATV vineyard ride through the historic Mont La Salle vineyard, exploring a range of Napa Green sustainable practices. Including the organically farmed Brother Timothy old vine Cabernet block planted in 1936 through more recent blocks. Explore different trellising practices, spacing and viticulture approaches to mountain farming before enjoying a tasting of current release Mount Veeder wines. Approximately 1.5 Hours.

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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 15% 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 $35.00/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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  • Elevated Tasting $45.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 6

    Daily

    Following a brief tour with your dedicated host delight in a guided tasting of special wines not found on our public tasting menu. Approximately 1 Hour.

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  • Vine to Table Excursion and Luncheon $185.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 5

    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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  • Annual Collectors Club Blending Party $165.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 16

    Sun

    Spend the afternoon, on Saturday April 13th, with our Winemakers in our private barrel room for a hands-on lesson in the art of blending wine. Create your own unique blend and design your very own label to go with it! Prizes will be awarded to the best blend and best label. After your wine is complete adjourn to our private dining room for a Napa Valley buffet lunch by Executive Chef Chad Hendrickson. Approximately 4 Hours.

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  • Vineyard Excursion, Wine & Cheese Pairing $135.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 5

    Mon | Tues | Wed | Thu | Fri | Sat

    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.  Please allow 120 minutes for this tour and tasting experience. This is an outdoor activity and is suggested you bring sun protection Approximately 2 Hours.

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

    Daily

    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

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.

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
  • Component Tasting
  • Dinner
  • Food & Wine
  • General Tasting
  • Large Groups (8 - 20)
  • 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
Average Score from CellarPass VisitorsMy Parents
Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Sarah B. Member Since 11/5/2015My BFF
The Hess Experience, Tour and Luncheon on 2/16/19 11:00 AM

We had an amazing time on the tour and lunch with wine pairing. It was some of the best food and wine I have ever had in my life. Our tour guide Michael was very nice and knew so much. We will definitely be back!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Shelley & Andrew V. Member Since 11/7/2014My BFF
Feast of the Heart on 2/16/19 6:00 PM

Our dinner at Hess was over the top impressive. The appetizers were a class act!! The special persimmon treats were amazing. Dinner in the gallery elevated our impressions even more. The tables were set up with lots of space. Each course was a gastronomical delight. The desert was a work of art AND delicious. I never imagined Pan a cotta and ice cream and berries could be that special. It was!!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Janis K. Member Since 9/1/2017My BFF
Wine Tasting on 2/09/19 11:00 AM

We were immediately greeted by friendly employees who welcomed us to the winery.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Linda W. Member Since 2/9/2019My BFF
Wine Tasting on 2/09/19 3:30 PM

We loved the tasting room and also the wonderful collection of modern art. My only negative comment is that there is not a place to sit while tasting. I noticed older people around and since it takes a while to taste, stools at the bar would be a nice, welcoming touch. Our host was great and knew her Hess wine. We enjoyed our walk around the art collection after tasting.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Nancy B. Member Since 3/26/2016My BFF
Wine Tasting on 2/02/19 2:00 PM

We always enjoy our visits to Hess from start to finish be it for tastings, wine club parties or a special event. We were warmly greeted at reception and meandered into the tasting room to wait for our guests. We were introduced to Ivy, our tasting host, and proceeded to taste through many of the outstanding Hess wines as she described the wines and flavors in knowledgeable detail. Loved it!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Julianna K. Member Since 4/4/2016My BFF
Museum Walk on 2/01/19 10:15 AM

The collection was fabulous with insightful tour guides. The grounds were beautiful to explore. A wonderful experience overall. We will be back soon!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 2/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jordan S. Member Since 1/12/2018My BFF
Wine Tasting on 1/20/19 11:00 AM

Amazing wines, amazing staff

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lisa D. Member Since 1/10/2019My BFF
Wine Tasting on 1/12/19 11:30 AM

We've visited many times, but this was our first experience in the tank room & members lounge. The staff were friendly and helped us find our way to the reception desk. Jan was our first host, and he started us off downstairs with in front of the spiraled (?) tank and told us the story from the earthquake. From there we were escorted upstairs and had a lovely visit discussing terroir and wine

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Frank H. Member Since 7/10/2014My Boss
Wine Tasting on 12/31/18 1:30 PM

Great welcome. Provided a welcoming ambiance. Our assistant in the tasting room was able to provide information about vineyard location and where varietals are grown. She was forthright in sharing she was new at the pouring job and was limited with information about blending and enology information about the wine.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Jeremy L. Member Since 12/29/2018My BFF
Wine Tasting on 12/30/18 1:00 PM

Wonderful experience! Super friendly staff. Lovely welcoming upon arrival. Art collection was spectacular. Tasting experience was exceptional, ask for Debbie Clay. Overall, best Napa experience I’ve had!!!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lauren K. Member Since 12/27/2018Evil Stepmother
Wine Tasting on 12/27/18 2:00 PM

I enjoyed the tasting but I did not enjoy some of the tasting room staff. Would not recommend for that reason alone.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 2/5
Ambiance 2/5
gloria p. Member Since 2/5/2015My BFF
Elevated Tasting on 12/28/18 2:30 PM

Wonderful as always

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Johanna B. Member Since 6/14/2015My BFF
Wine Tasting on 12/27/18 2:00 PM

Wonderul as usually; we have been members now for a few years and got to know some of the people more and more and some amazing new ones too. Our server (she) for the wine tasting was great. Gustavo, our absolute favorite, showed us the newly renovated wine cellars and amazing grape sorter. Jean (?) where I picked up the wine was great as well and maybe another new Favoite person.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Nikole R. Member Since 5/22/2017My Boss
Wine Tasting on 12/27/18 11:00 AM

Gustavo was an excellent host and we immensely enjoyed the art gallery. The reserve wines were divine!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Julie B. Member Since 12/12/2018My BFF
Wine Tasting on 12/12/18 11:30 AM

This was a memorable experience with the art, the winery, elevated tasting, gift shop and our "guide", Jan from Cape Town. He was such a dear-how could I not join the wine club?! I only wish we lived closer to visit more often for other offerings such as food and cheese events.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Teresa O. Member Since 11/14/2018My BFF
Tour, Wine & Cheese Pairing on 12/13/18 11:30 AM

As always, the experience was amazing!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
William T. Member Since 3/16/2014My BFF
Tour of the Palate on 12/13/18 2:00 PM

The art tour was very informative. Gave us a different take on some of the pieces. The tasting was superb!!!!! And the chef’s creations to match the wine selections was exquisite. An elegant offering enjoyed very much by our entire group. It was a wonderful experience offered by the winery for the St. Anthony’s charity event and we were the lucky high bid. Good thing for all!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Bridget J. Member Since 12/10/2018My BFF
Museum Walk on 12/11/18 10:15 AM

Very beautiful location and the art exhibit is incredible. Very helpful and knowledgeable staff. Great wine!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Gilbert C. Member Since 12/10/2018My Ex
Wine Tasting on 12/10/18 12:30 PM

Amazing

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Marcy L. Member Since 11/11/2017My BFF
Tour, Wine & Cheese Pairing on 12/09/18 11:30 AM

I love everything about Hess. The winery is beautiful. The art is wonderful. The wine is great and the staff are all knowledgable and friendly.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Mike W. Member Since 8/9/2016My Boss
Wine Tasting on 12/09/18 11:00 AM

Our host (she) was such a delight. Great experience. Learned many facts and pieces of history about MV and Hess which was so valuable. Thank you

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
lorene j. Member Since 11/4/2017My BFF
Museum Walk on 12/08/18 10:15 AM

Most enjoyable

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Madeleine & Michael S. Member Since 11/21/2018My BFF
Museum Walk on 12/01/18 10:15 AM

We were celebrating our 15th Wedding Anniversary with 8 friends. We felt extremely privileged to get a tour from Sue ( who was wonderful in every way). We were at our own pace and felt very special to be able to walk around the gallery with hardly anyone else around. We live in the country out in Mendocino and don't get a chance to be around art and such fine things, so this was incredible. WOW

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Thomas M. Member Since 2/7/2018My BFF
Taming the Lion, Wine Blending Experience on 11/30/18 10:30 AM

We were greeted at the entrance by friendly staff and shown immediately to the host for our tour/party. Our host was outstanding. His personal touch and knowledge about the Hess Winery history and made the tour truly wonderful. We learned many new things about Hess. The blending event was spectacular. We made some great wine and had fun. We learned how much work is involved in making a blend.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Thomas B. Member Since 11/14/2018My BFF
Wine Tasting on 11/27/18 1:00 PM

Great customer service and great wine.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Susan P. Member Since 3/7/2014My BFF
Elevated Tasting on 11/21/18 11:30 AM

We are club members and reserved an elevated tasting for 4 the day before Thanksgiving. Our friends, who were with us for their first time in Napa, really loved a cheese and wine paring we had done when we first arrived. I called at the last minute to change our tasting to include a cheese pairing. Even though their chef was limited on what could be done at the last minute, they pulled through.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Reico K. Member Since 11/24/2018My BFF
Wine Tasting on 11/24/18 11:00 AM

First time for both of me and my boyfriend to visit winery. The Hess is perfect for beginnees since the wine specialist gives us very interesting stories about wine. Our specialist was Alex, she explained very well about Napa wine and how and where they grow their wines. We enjoyed chatting with her.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Antonio B. Member Since 11/17/2014My BFF
The Hess Experience, Tour and Luncheon on 11/24/18 11:00 AM

Excellent. 100!!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Michele A. Member Since 9/11/2018My BFF
Tour, Wine & Chocolate Indulgence on 11/23/18 3:30 PM

Nice art tour followed by scrumptious chocolate and wine tasting. Sam was great!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Gloria P. Member Since 2/5/2015My Parents
Wine Tasting on 11/10/18 10:30 AM

Always phenomenal service

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Courtney W. Member Since 11/16/2018My BFF
Tour, Wine & Cheese Pairing on 11/18/18 3:00 PM

Jan was great, and the tour, wine and cheese tasting was informative and delicious!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Steven K. Member Since 12/31/2014My Parents
Wine Tasting on 11/17/18 10:00 AM

I visit Hess often. The art museum is awesome the grounds are spectacular. The wine is very nice and priced reasonably. The staff is very knowledgeable and helpful. I highly recommend a visit.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Liliana L. Member Since 4/12/2018My BFF
Wine Tasting on 11/15/18 11:00 AM

We arrived at the appointmenttime and were greeted gratiously. We enjoyed a tasting of new releases and picked up our allotments for September and November. It was an enjoyable and relaxing experience.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Dave C. Member Since 11/15/2018My BFF
Wine Tasting on 11/15/18 3:00 PM

Love all the wines

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
William Y. Member Since 10/23/2018My BFF
Wine Tasting on 11/11/18 10:00 AM

I really enjoyed the Art collection. It was very well laid out and a bit eclectic. Much like the visitors here, I suspect. Leave yourself some time to wander about. Our sommelier was very knowledgeable about the unique qualities of each vintage. We enjoyed their wines and purchased a few cases for our cellar. We tasted at ten different wineries on this trip. Hess Winery was our favorite stop!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jordan C. Member Since 12/29/2015My Parents
Chef's Courtyard Pairing on 11/11/18 12:30 PM

Jan is an exceptionally attentive and knowledgeable host. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and plan to return!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Diana C. Member Since 11/6/2018My BFF
Elevated Tasting on 11/08/18 2:30 PM

I first visited the Hess Collection Winery with my husband and we loved it - it's a beautiful place with a remarkable (and always free!) art collection and great wine. We're now members and take all of our out-of-town friends and family for a tasting and gallery viewing when they visit. The staff are welcoming and knowledgeable - my mom asks after them ever since we brought her! It's perfect!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Judith L. Member Since 5/9/2015My BFF
Wine Tasting on 11/09/18 2:00 PM

Always a first class experience. Fine wines and friendly service.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Allison D. Member Since 3/8/2015My Boss
Tour Of The Palate on 11/09/18 2:00 PM

This was an interesting tasting. We did a good and wine pairing. This started with a brief tour through the art museum, very nice!

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 5/5
Rodney C. Member Since 10/16/2018My BFF
Elevated Tasting on 11/05/18 2:30 PM

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Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5

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