The Hess Collection Visitor's Center & The Hess Art Collection

The winery and art museum are open daily for public visits, tours and tastings. Groups up to 8 people are invited to taste four current release wines, many available only at the winery, for $15 per person.  Larger 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*
Tasting Room: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Art Museum: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Winery & Vineyard Tours: 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM

For reservations or questions please call the Visitor's Center 707.255.8584.

Make a Reservation

There are several options for a more comprehensive visitor experience:

Earth Day Vineyard Excursion and Picnic $65 pp offered at 11:30am, 4/18-22. Advanced reservations required.
Calling all Napa Valley adventurers! Have you wanted to explore the mountainside vineyards? Have you always wondered why grapes are planted the way they are? Have you been waiting to see vines up close and personal? We are happy to offer you a very special tour and lunch event. During your two hour visit you will learn about different methods of planting and trellising, and our sustainable farming practices along with the history of The Hess Collection Winery. Settle under a redwood grove in our historic Monte La Salle ranch to savor our Small Block Series Pinot Gris accompanied by a boxed lunch prepared by our Executive Chef Chad Hendrickson. Finish in the tasting room with a complimentary current release tasting.

*This is a moderate hike, good hiking boots or appropriate footwear is strongly recommended, as is sun protection.

Earth Day Walkabout $30 pp offered at 2:30pm, 4/18-22. Advanced reservations recommended.
Celebrate Earth Day weekend at The Hess Collection with a guided 60-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 viticultural 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., $25 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, $30 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.-2 p.m., $45 per person. Advanced reservations suggested. 21 & up only please.
Enjoy an exclusive offering of 3 limited wines, paired expertly with seasonal creations in our private dining room and library.

* This option will not be available, as the library will be holding our Educational Tutorial, on the following date: June 22nd

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, advanced reservations required.
This comprehensive two hour wine analysis course, presented by staff member Bob Becker, Certified Sommelier (C.S.), Certified Wine Professional (CWP) is offered periodically on Sunday afternoons beginning at 1PM.

The class begins with an orientation and a tasting of the complimentary visitor center wine of the day and proceeds with a visit to a historical vineyard to discuss relevant viticultural topics. The tour then continues to the fermentation cellar and a 107 year old barrel room during which time related topics on fermentation and barrel influence are discussed. Tour members will have the opportunity to analyze five wines during a tutorial on wine knowledge foundation, tasting technique and wine evaluation.

Cost is $40 per person and advance appointment is required. Space is limited to 12 participants, reservations may be accepted same-day if space is available.Classes are offered seasonally on Sundays with dates posted on website. Class begins promptly at 1:00 PM. Additional dates may be added upon Bob's availability, so please check back often or call for special requests. The current Sunday schedule: June 22nd

Courtyard Tasting: Available weather permitting Spring through Fall, 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 current release wines with artisan cheese and house-made charcuterie. Season opening soon!

Unique Gifts
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