The Hess Collection Winery, Napa

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#1 of 8 in Museums in Napa Valley
A stone winery restored in a fusion of traditional and modern styles is home to The Hess Collection Winery, featuring mostly large installations along with several paintings, sculptures, and mixed media pieces. Swiss entrepreneur Donald Hess bought these vineyards in Napa Valley in 1978. Walk through the landscaped gardens, underneath wisteria vines, and among contemporary sculptures. While admiring the art, take the opportunity to sip a glass of fine cabernet sauvignon or chardonnay, and nibble on cheeses and truffles served with specialty nuts and seasonal fruit. To visit The Hess Collection Winery and get the most from your holiday in Napa, create itinerary details personal to you using our Napa vacation planner.
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  • August 13, 2017
    Really pretty place. They pour some very different wines for the area. The grounds are just beautiful. Def a good stop to lake. Great staff!!!  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    If you like art you should be very sure this collection. It is free of charge. It is a beautiful Winery and very nice located. Definitely worth a visit if you are in the area.
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  • August 8, 2017
    I first went to Hess collection in 1989 (I live 6 miles from the winery) was closing time and Mr. Hess let us in and gave us a wine taste and let us tour the art gallery...........this place is great ...  more »
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  • July 9, 2017
    Great experience and amazing art and wine. Only wish weather was bit less warmer. 101 degree is not the right weather to take vineyard tour
  • April 23, 2017
    Fantastic scenery and museum. History of vineyards established by the Christian Brothers in 1936 is awesome. Yes. The same religious group that actually made Christian Brothers brandy back in the day for us old timers. Truly enjoyed the wine and knowledgeable staff. One of the best cabernet and blends in Napa. Had to take some home. Thanks Gustavo!
  • May 23, 2017
    Visited 16 Vinyard in the week that my family and friends visited Sonoma and Hess was the most disrespectful people I've ever met. The person pouring never explained any of the wines and actually had to ask someone else to finish our tasting because she was ignoring us. Finally, the check out lady stopped my wife for not paying after I had just paid for her. The best part of the experience is when we left.
  • April 19, 2017
    Excellent stop. Great wine, great service, the art is great too! Beautiful drive up, but no views once there.
  • November 7, 2016
    Fantastic wine, friendly staff, and gorgeous tasting room. I was very surprised at how much I enjoyed the Hess Tasting room during a vacation to Napa Valley. I even joined their wine club and purchased several bottles while I was there. Five starts all the way for Hess!

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