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 road trip tool .
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  • Located in the northwest part of Napa Valley up a winding road along Mt. Veeder, is this wonderful winery and art gallery. The rustic, limestone, vine covered exterior does not prepare you for the ext...  more »
  • This was the third winery we visited with Platypus and unfortunately the most disappointing. The winery seemed a long drive from the others we visited (Platypus fault) and for whatever reason the whol...  more »
  • We booked a tour with Platypus Tours (which I also recommend) and this is the fourth winery they took us to. We were very lucky to have been greeted by Austin (and not the woman mentioned in some of t...  more »
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  • 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
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Excellent stop. Great wine, great service, the art is great too! Beautiful drive up, but no views once there.
  • 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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