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The Hess Collection

A Lifelong Passion for Art & Wine

The Hess Collection Winery provides free public access to its Contemporary Art Museum, which features works pulled from a private collection actively acquired by Donald Hess since 1966. Hess’ collection is considered by ARTnews Magazine to be one of the top 200 in the world. His collecting style is a personal endeavor driven by passion rather than monetary investment or current trends. He develops a close dialogue with an artist to better understand what drives him or her to create and he carefully limits his focus as a collector. As is evident by the caliber of the collection, he collects with the uncanny ability to acquire works by lesser known artists who often go on to become well known and respected in their disciplines. His typical commitment to an artist spans decades and various stages of his career.

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Things To Do
General Amenities
  • Hours of Operation: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Hours & Activities
  • Food & Wine Pairing: Call for details and reservations
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  • Tasting Room Size: Small
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Wine List
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Taming the Lion, Wine Blending Experience

Valid:  December 13, 2018 - January 31, 2020

Tour of the Palate

Valid:  February 23, 2017 - December 31, 2018

Facility Info

View the Art at your own pace or through our MUSEUM WALK, a docent led 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.

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

GALLERY HOURS: Daily, 10:00A - 5:30P