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The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum

4411 Redwood Rd, Napa, CA
+1 707-255-1144
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Great winery off the beaten path

This winery is located at the end of a pretty road several miles away from other wineries. That... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
pfm11
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Kennesaw, Georgia
Great Setting, Very Average Wine, Unpleasant Art

Hess' wine has grown more medium bodied through the years, losing the deep character of its Mt... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
MarshBruce
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Chicago, Illinois
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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.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“great art” (25 reviews)
“wine tasting” (103 reviews)
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4411 Redwood Rd, Napa, CA
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This winery is located at the end of a pretty road several miles away from other wineries. That said, it is worth the drive. The art collection is interesting, and the gardens are pretty. The wine tasting is semi-reasonably priced by Napa standards, and the...More

Thank pfm11
HessCollection, General Manager at The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We are happy to hear you enjoyed the wine and that you had a great experience with our tasting room staff during your visit. Thank you for your feedback.

Reviewed 4 days ago

Hess' wine has grown more medium bodied through the years, losing the deep character of its Mt Veeder region heritage. So don't be fooled by the very elegant court yard and the world class architecture of the tasting room. The wine is average. The courtyard...More

Thank MarshBruce
HessCollection, Manager at The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your feedback. Art is very subjective and can produce very strong emotions, both positive and negative. The Hess Collection is driven by a passion for art that encourages thought and conversation and we appreciate your insight.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Out of the way but well worth the trip- beautiful grounds, outstanding art and the grapes not too bad as well! Highly recommended.

Thank scottestill
HessCollection, Manager at The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Glad to hear you not only enjoyed the wine, but the art too! Thanks for sharing your feedback.

Reviewed 1 week ago

When you visit the Napa region, you may apt to have someone in your group that says, "But, I don't drink wine." Well, that is fine I say. Then you need to visit the HESS Winery and art museum. There are a number of very...More

Thank ohgeorgeo
HessCollection, Manager at The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for your review. We are thrilled to hear that out of all the other wineries you visited, Hess stuck out to you as a winery you would recommend to a friend. We pride ourselves on offering more than just a wine tasting experience and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent experience all round. Drive from Napa up to Mount Verdeer then return to the valley floor via the scenic route into Oakville. It's a slow drive but well worth the effort. The free art gallery is worth a wander round, and make the effort...More

Thank fairycake73
HessCollection, Manager at The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review, we are so thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your experience with Hess and that it met your expectations. It is great to hear when our guests enjoy not only the wine, but the entire Hess experience.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I almost passed this one by as I figured it would be a lot of grape and vineyard paintings but anyone who loves modern art needs to see this. First of all, it is a private collection of what Mr Hess liked so it is...More

Thank Jan C
HessCollection, Manager at The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review of our art museum. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the pieces and found many of them to be memorable. Approximately 25% of the art collection changes annually, so check back in again for more.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are not wine drinkers so we just took in the art. Impressive collection, beautifully presented over several floors.

Thank WesternMA
HessCollection, Manager at The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are so pleased that you enjoyed the art museum. Approximately 25% of the art collection changes annually, so definitely check back again for more. Cheers!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Drive into the scenic Mount Veeder section of Napa Valley which is noted for its deep red red wines. Reminiscent of scenery in the movie "A Walk in the Clouds". Unusual art collection which can be thought provoking. Wine tasting in subterranean cellar.

Thank ronsK8337AE
HessCollection, Manager at The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your feedback on our art museum. We are glad it was thought provoking for you and left an impact. We are happy you enjoyed the beautiful Mount Veeder scenery on your drive up.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Outstanding art collection upstairs. Outstanding wines downstairs. Cannot go wrong by visiting here.

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

Thanks for your review, we love hearing when our guests enjoy both the art museum as well as the wines. We appreciate your feedback.

Reviewed 16 May 2017

Hess Collection is a great trip if you're in that part of the valley. The courtyard is nice to relax in, plenty of shade under the pergola to enjoy wine. The wines and the tasting are fantastic! I wasn't too impressed with the art collection,...More

Thank Martin G
HessCollection, Manager at The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2017

We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed the wine and your tasting experience at the winery. Although art is very subjective, we are sorry to hear it wasn't your favorite and we do appreciate your insight.

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Walter P
What is the cost to get on ?
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
Can we really just visit the art museum free without wine tasting or purchasing wine? We are not into wine.
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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angelsSydney
We would like to visit you for a tour and tastings do we have to book, and what are the charges please? We are there from 3:00pm on the 16th June and the 17th June 2015 what day and time would you have available please?
9 June 2015|
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Response from HessCollection | Property representative |
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