The Hess Collection

The Hess Collection was founded by Swiss entrepreneur Donald Hess, who first purchased vineyards on Mount Veeder in 1978. Located in the historic stone winery originally constructed in 1903 by Colonel Theodore Gier, the winery first opened to the public in 1989. The winery has earned international recognition for its wine, culinary and visitor programs while providing free public access to Donald Hess’ extensive private contemporary Art Museum.

Known as a leader in sustainable practices, The Hess Collection adheres to founder Donald Hess’ philosophy: “Nurture the land; return what you take.” The winery is best known for its flagship Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay wines and single vineyard designates from our estate vineyards in Napa Valley.

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Wineries
Atmosphere
  • Art Displayed:
  • Family-Run:
  • Gardens:
  • Historic Buildings:
  • Off the Beaten Path:
  • Romantic:
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  • Sustainably Farmed:
  • Unique Architecture:
  • Tasting Room Size: Small
Hours & Activities
  • Food & Wine Pairing: Call for details and reservations
  • Other Tasting Options:
  • Tours - By Appointment:
Wine List
  • Cabernet Sauvignon:
  • Chardonnay:
  • Malbec:
  • Other:
  • Petit Sirah:
  • Pinot Grigio/Gris:
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  • Rhone Varietals:
  • Sauvignon Blanc:
  • Syrah:
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  • Late Harvest:

January 30, 2017 - May 5, 2017

February 12, 2017 - April 30, 2017

February 23, 2017 - May 30, 2017

February 23, 2017 - June 30, 2017

February 5, 2017 - April 30, 2017

Facility Info

THE HESS EXPERIENCE,
TOUR & LUNCHEON:

Daily at 11:00am, $165 per person.
Advanced reservations required.

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 newly remodeled private dining room with sweeping views of our Veeder Hills vineyards.
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TOUR OF THE PALATE:

Daily at 2:00pm, $85 per person.
Advanced reservations required.

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.
MAKE A RESERVATION
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TOUR, WINE & CHEESE PAIRING:

Daily at 11:30am and 3:00pm, $75 per person
Advanced reservations required.

Begin with a guided tour of 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. Please allow 90 minutes for this tour and tasting experience.
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TOUR, WINE & CHOCOLATE INDULGENCE:

Daily at 3:30pm, $65 per person.
Advanced reservations required.

Following a guided tour of the Hess Collection, indulge in a current release wine tasting of four wines paired with artisan truffles developed and handcrafted by Kollar Chocolate. This is a unique, educational experience. Please allow 90 minutes for this tour and tasting experience.
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MUSEUM WALK:

Daily at 10:15 am, $35 per person.
Advanced reservations required.

A guided tour of The Hess Collection Art Museum, featuring works from Donald Hess’ private collection with an optional complimentary tasting of current release wines in the tasting room immediately following.
MAKE A RESERVATION
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ELEVATED TASTING:

Daily at 11:30am and 2:30pm, $45 per person.
Advanced reservations required.

Following a brief tour with your dedicated host, delight in a guided tasting of special wines not found on our public tasting menu.
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WINE TASTING:

Our Current Release Tastings are offered on a walk-in basis, which is subject to availability, or you are welcome to reserve a spot at our standing tasting bar, daily from 10:00am to 5:00pm. Reservations are suggested. For $25 choose four wines to enjoy from our wine tasting menu, many of which are winery exclusive.

RARE RED TRIO CLUB

Four Annual Shipments of Three Red Wines

Receive Three, Six or Twelve bottles of carefully selected Red Wines offered at 20% off the retail price four times a year, in Feb, May, Sept. and Nov.

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NEW RELEASE TRIO CLUB

Four Annual Shipments of Two Red and One White Wine

Receive Three, Six, or Twelve bottles of carefully selected wines, offered at 20% off the retail price four times a year, in Feb, May, Sept. and Nov.

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SPRING WHITE ALLOCATION

Request a Yearly Spring White Allocation

Take your membership to the next level and experience these rare white wines not sent out in the regular wine club, or available in the direct market.

Enjoy added benefits to your already existing club membership.

Review this year’s Top Collector selection and request your allocation today!

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TOP COLLECTOR’S ALLOCATIONS

Request a yearly shipment of the very finest wines that the Hess Collection and Mount Veeder have to offer

Once a year in March, receive 2, 4, 6, or 12 bottles of a single varietal selected from our finest red wines, including our Reserve Red Wines and our Icon Lion.

Enjoy enhanced membership benefits beyond your already existing club membership, including an extra 5% off retail prices, access to library wines and large formats, and more.