Napa and Sonoma Sights

The Hess Collection

  • 4411 Redwood Rd. Map It
  • Napa
  • Winery/Brewery/Distillery
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 07/24/2015

Fodor's Review

About 9 miles northwest of Napa, up a winding road ascending Mt. Veeder, this winery is a delightful discovery. The limestone structure, rustic from the outside but modern and airy within, contains Swiss owner Donald Hess's world-class art collection, including large-scale works by contemporary artists such as Andy Goldsworthy, Anselm Kiefer, and Robert Rauschenberg. Cabernet Sauvignon is a major strength, and the 19 Block Cuvée, Mount Veeder, a Cabernet blend, shows off the Malbec and other estate varietals. Food-wine pairings include one with chocolates that go well with the Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon.

Sight Information


4411 Redwood Rd., west off Hwy. 29 at Trancas St./Redwood Rd. exit, Napa, California, 94558, United States

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Sight Details:

  • Art gallery free, tastings $20–$85
  • Daily 10–5:30; guided tours daily 10:30–3:30

Published 07/24/2015


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