The Hess Collection Visitor's Center & The Hess Art Collection
Due to Sunday’s 6.0 earthquake we are currently making repairs on our visitors center which sustained limited damage. However, WE ARE OPEN by appointment only and offering tastings in some lovely areas around our beautifully scenic property. Please come by, taste some wine and have a visit with us. We have quite a story to tell! Reservations can be made by calling 707.255.1144.
The winery and art museum are open daily for visits, tours and tastings. You are invited to make a reservation to taste four current release wines, many available only at the winery, for $20 per person. Groups are asked to contact the winery’s guest relations staff at 707.255.1144 x226, or email the Visitor's Center. To allow the winery to plan optimal service for guests, on-line reservations are strongly suggested at The Hess Collection.
The Hess Collection Contemporary Art Museum, featuring works from the private collection of proprietor Donald Hess, is open daily without charge. Self-guided iPod® audio tours are available. Complimentary winery tours, including an overview of The Hess Collection Winery and Vineyards are offered daily between 10:30a.m. and 3:30p.m. Please call 707.255.8584 to confirm current schedules. No reservations are required for these tours.
Visitor's Center Hours*
Tastings Available: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Art Museum: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Winery & Vineyard Tours: 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
UNIQUE EXPERIENCES REQUIRING RESERVATIONS
For reservations or questions please call the Visitor's Center 707.255.8584.
There are several options for a more comprehensive visitor experience:
Vineyard Tour: Tuesday - Thursday at 10 a.m., $50 per person, advanced reservations required.
Join The Hess Collection for a guided 90-minute vineyard walk through the historic Mont La Salle vineyard, exploring a range of Napa Green sustainable practices. From the organically farmed Brother Timothy old vine cabernet block planted in 1936 through more recent blocks. Explore different trellising, spacing and viticulture approaches to mountain farming before returning to the winery to enjoy a tasting of current releases.
*This is a moderate hike, good hiking boots or appropriate footwear is strongly recommended, as is sun protection.
Museum Walk: Daily 10:15 a.m., $30 per person, advanced reservations suggested.
Enjoy a guided tour of The Hess Collection Art Museum, featuring works from Donald Hess’ private collection with an optional complimentary tasting of 4 current release wines in the tasting room immediately following.
Private Tour & Wine Tasting: Daily, $40 per person, advanced reservations required.
Tour the winery, followed by a current release wine presentation with your own private host.
Sunday Library Tasting: Sundays 11:00 a.m., $45 per person. Advanced reservations required. 21 & up only please.
Enjoy an exclusive offering of 3 limited wines, paired expertly with seasonal creations in our private dining room and library.
Tour Of The Palate: Daily at 2p.m., $85 per person, advanced reservations required.
Enjoy a guided tour of The Hess Collection Contemporary Art Museum followed by a tasting of three current release wines expertly paired with three exquisite creations from Hess Collection's Executive Chef, Chad Hendrickson.
Tour, Wine & Chocolate Experience: Daily, $65 per person, advanced reservations required.
Enjoy a private tour of the Hess Collection, followed by a current release wine tasting of four wines paired with artisan truffles developed and handcrafted with TCHO chocolate by our Pastry Chef and Chocolatier, Emma Kate Veader. This is a unique, educational experience with one of a kind chocolates. Please allow 90 minutes for this tour and tasting experience.
Tour, Wine & Cheese Pairing: Daily, $65 per person, advanced reservations required.
Enjoy an educational wine production tour with your own private host from The Hess Collection, followed by a current release wine presentation paired with Artisan cheeses served with seasonal fruits and nuts selected by Hess Executive Chef Chad Hendrickson.
Wine Educational Tour & Tasting Tutorial: Sundays at 1pm, $50 per person, advanced reservations required.
This comprehensive two hour wine analysis course is offered periodically on Sunday afternoons beginning at 1PM. Tour members will have the opportunity to analyze five wines during a tutorial on wine knowledge foundation, tasting technique and wine evaluation. Space is limited to 12 participants, reservations may be accepted same-day if space is available. Additional dates may be accepted, so please check back often or call for special requests. The current schedule: August 17th
Courtyard Tasting: Available weather permitting Spring through Fall, Daily, open seating from 11am-3pm, groups of 8 or less, advanced reservations suggested.
Taste underneath vines of wisteria, surrounded by contemporary sculptures and beautifully landscaped gardens. Experience a pairing of a specially selected current release wines by flight or by the glass with artisan cheese and house-made charcuterie. Executive Chef Chad Hendrickson individually pairs the unique flavors and textures in our wines with complementary flavor combinations in these offerings.
*Please note on September 6th 2014 the courtyard will be closed. The Hess Collection Winery will be hosting the 15th annual Mount Veeder Appellation Tasting. Follow the link for details! http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/697404
The Hess Collection Wine Shop is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
For updated information and news of special events, check The Hess Collection website prior to your visit at www.hesscollection.com.