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The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum

4411 Redwood Rd, Napa, CA 94558-9708
+1 707-255-1144
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Great visit!

We arrived early and enjoyed the art gallery beforehand our tasting. During the tasting, our guide... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
632susani
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Atlanta, Georgia
Excellent Wine Tasting Experience

This was our first stop on a sunny, bright Sunday morning. Tasting included estate wines produced... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jack N
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Portsmouth, NH
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Donald Hess established his first Mount Veeder vineyard in 1978, from the beginning recognizing that on these ridges and benchlands, 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. The Hess Collection winery is part of a historic site where wine was first produced in the 1860’s, in a native stone build 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. Wine tasting & tours daily. Culinary experiences include pairings with small plates, artisan cheese and chocolates.
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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4411 Redwood Rd, Napa, CA 94558-9708
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We arrived early and enjoyed the art gallery beforehand our tasting. During the tasting, our guide was very knowledgeable and talked to us about the history of the valley and the winery. Thoroughly enjoyed our visit and the wines we shipped home!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our first stop on a sunny, bright Sunday morning. Tasting included estate wines produced on site and generally not available through distribution. Our host offered excellent explanations on both the featured wines and the history of the winery. The art collection is an...More

Thank Jack N
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HessCollection, Manager at The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting us, Jack!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Modern art was much better than expect as this is usually not my style. Pieces were unique two even made on site. Collection is mostly of living artists, each piece has an explanation of what the artist was attempting to portray. Nice sample of...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice visit. Quality tasting and service and the art museum was a plus. There is more history there, did some research after the fact, should have been more of the presentation. Staff was friendly and easy to ask questions. Nice grounds, up on the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had an excellent wine tasting yesterday with Jan. Beautiful winery & art gallery. We tasted wonderful wines. Must come back in April when the new releases come out.

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HessCollection, Manager at The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting us and we look forward to seeing you again in the future.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The trip to this winery was made a little more fun because it was nine miles out of Napa up a winding road ascending Mt. Veeder. This makes their tag line “Wine, Elevated,” very appropriate. The building’s exterior was a old-fashioned limestone structure, but inside...More

1  Thank VNE
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HessCollection, Manager at The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your beautiful review, and for visiting us.

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Reviewed 11 March 2018

We had a terrific visit to Hess. The wine tasting room is lovely and the wines were terrific. We bought a few bottles of the Pinot Noir Auction block. They have a museum on the property that has really interesting and unique contemporary art. Great...More

Thank Tiffanie P
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HessCollection, Manager at The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Thank you for visiting us Tiffanie. Enjoy your wine!

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Reviewed 28 February 2018

It's a bit of a drive to Hess but the effort is worth it. The winery holds an interesting collection of modern art. And the wine isn't too bad either. If they're pouring their Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec blend, give it a try.

1  Thank Daryl C
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HessCollection, Manager at The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2018

Thank you for venturing up to Mount Veeder Daryl!

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Reviewed 30 January 2018 via mobile

This is a real find. The art collection is modern and well curated. Take the docent tour which provides some details to the work. The wine tasting is an added bonus.

Thank Lawrence2300
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HessCollection, Manager at The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2018

Thank you for sharing. We love offering our daily tours to go more in depth on the art. Thank you for your visit!

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Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

Today we visited the Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum.It’s a somewhat long trip up a winding and narrow Redwood Road.The venue is situated right on top on the hills/valleys above Napa.The art collection is first rate with a focus on art which appeals to...More

Thank DavidFD7586CR
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HessCollection, Manager at The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2018

Thank you for your visit David. Happy to hear you enjoyed our Art collection.

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beckster1989
5 November 2017|
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Response from HessCollection | Property representative |
You can expect the Tour of the Palate experience to last around 90 minutes.
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Walter P
5 March 2017|
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Response from Scott R | Reviewed this property |
Visiting the grounds and the Museum is free. The winery tour and tasting is $25.00 per person for a 4-wine tasting. Some of the wines are only available at the winery.
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Marialey2011
21 April 2016|
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Response from lynnita30 | Reviewed this property |
yes because the museum is in a separate area from the tasting room. last year when they were repairing the damage from the earthquake, they moved the tasting area to the museum. it is now back on the first floor. the museum... More
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