The Hess Collection

4411 Redwood Road, Napa, CA 94558

Napa Wineries 

The Hess Collection was founded by Swiss entrepreneur Donald Hess. Who first purchased vineyards on Mount Veeder in 1978. Located in the historic stone winery originally constructed in 1903 by Colonel Theodore Gier; the winery first opened to the public in 1989. The winery has earned international recognition for its wine, culinary and visitor programs. While providing free public access to Donald Hess’ extensive private contemporary Art Museum.

Known as a leader in sustainable practices. The Hess Collection adheres to founder Donald Hess’ philosophy. Nurture the land; return what you take. The winery is famous for Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. As well as and single vineyard designates from our estate vineyards in Napa Valley.

Experience The Hess Collection

We offer 9 different unique experiences for our guests. Including wine tastings, food pairings, ATV tours, and much more. Explore all of our experiences by clicking here.

10:00 AM – 4:30 PM
November 1st through March 1st

10:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Wine Tasting

Elevated Tour and Tasting
  • Following a tour of our historic Visitor Center, delight in a guided tasting of special wines not found on our public tasting
  • $65 per person
  • Contact the winery’s guest relations staff at (707) 320-9221 or email to reserve an Elevated Tour and Tasting.

Current Release Tasting

  • You are welcome to reserve a spot at our standing tasting bar and enjoy our Current Release Tastings. Walk-ins are welcome, subject to availability.
  • Tastings are offered daily 10:00 am to 4:30 pm. For $25 choose four wines to enjoy from our wine tasting menu, many of which are winery exclusive. Reservations are suggested.
  • The Hess Collection Contemporary Art Museum, featuring works from the private collection of our proprietor Donald Hess, is open daily 10:00 am to 4:30 pm, without charge.
  • Groups of six or more asked to contact the winery’s guest relations staff at 707.320.2302 or email

Amenities - Wine

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Napa Green Certified :
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Romantic :
By Appointment
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Walk-ins Welcome:
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