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The Hess Collection

  • 4411 Redwood Rd. Map It
  • Napa
  • Winery/Brewery/Distillery

Published 07/06/2016

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 Malbec and other estate varietals. Tastings outdoors in the garden and the courtyard take place from spring to fall, with cheese or nuts and other nibbles accompanying the wines. Among the wine-and-food pairings offered year-round, most of which involve a guided tour of the art collection, is a fun one showcasing locally made artisanal chocolates.

Sight Information


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

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Sight Details:

  • Tastings $25–$175, art gallery free

Published 07/06/2016


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