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The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum

4411 Redwood Rd, Napa, CA
+1 707-255-1144
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A bit disappointing

This was the third winery we visited with Platypus and unfortunately the most disappointing. The... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
John D
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Batley, United Kingdom
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Loved my wine tasting experience at Hess Collection Winery

We booked a tour with Platypus Tours (which I also recommend) and this is the fourth winery they... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
cordovabay1
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Victoria, Canada
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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.
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  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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4411 Redwood Rd, Napa, CA
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

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 whole visit felt rushed. We were drinking the wine too quickly and the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 the reviews below mine). Austin welcomed...More

Thank cordovabay1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This isn't only for wine tasting, but also enjoy visiting art museum. It is pretty impressive. And staffs were kind and gentle.

Thank gina1004
HessCollection, Manager at The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your review, we are glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My partner and I were attracted to the Hess Winery tasting because of a recommendation from friends in London combined with the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence and our love of art. We initially felt it was worth the slog up Mt Veeder when we...More

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

Thank you for posting your review and we are very sorry to read that your tasting experience did not live up to your expectations, and our own. We strive to make each visit special. We discuss each review with our team to make us aware...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were impressed with the outside of the winery but was put off by the commercial tasting room and the "ok" tasting. Been there & done that.

Thank dreamdestinations
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recently had a wine tasting at the Hess Collection. I found the woman who conducted our tasting to be unfriendly and condescending. I did not enjoy the art collection -- it is very out there even by modern art standards and it is all...More

1  Thank nyc1967
HessCollection, Manager at The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for posting your review about your visit and experience. We are very sorry that we did not live up to your expectations, and our own. Please know that our hospitality staff will address your specific comments as a team to improve your experience....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very beautiful setting for a winery. A little off the beaten trail. It has the most beautiful art gallery that is free to visit. Nice people no pressure to purchase any wine/

1  Thank 95ellen
HessCollection, Manager at The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your review, we are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit with us. We do hope to have you back sometime soon, cheers!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is such a great discovery - not only are their wines excellent (including the ones from the Mount Veeder appellation, which has a unique microclimate in Napa Valley, since it's up above the valley), but they have an interesting and extensive contemporary art collection...More

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

We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the wines so much that you became a member. We look forward to having you back up for another visit, enjoy your club membership!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hess Winery is absolutely beautiful The drive up to the winery was spectacular! Our wine educator was very knowledgeable and personable. We had a great time tasting wine and walked the vineyard to get a view of the beauty. Thanks!

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

It's great to hear that your wine educator was both knowledgeable and personable, we are glad we could help make this a spectacular trip for you.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Gorgeous winery! Beautiful grounds! Nice aren't collection! Not my favorite wine but fun wine tasting experience. If you get motion sickness be sure to take something before heading up the mountain to get to Hess. Winding roads with many areas washed out. Roads did not...More

Thank Christin T
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Walter P
6 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
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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