THE HESS COLLECTION
We are currently open and making repairs on our visitors center which sustained limited damage due to August 24th's 6.1 earthquake. Wine tastings however, are being offered in some lovely areas around our scenic property. Reservations are suggested and you may make a reservation, taste some wine and have a visit with us. We have quite a story to tell! Reservations can be made here or by calling 707.255.1144.
The Hess Collection was founded by Swiss entrepreneur Donald Hess, who first purchased vineyards on Mount Veeder in 1978. The winery is best known for its flagship Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay wines, and single vineyard designates from our estate vineyards in Napa Valley. A leader in sustainable practices, The Hess Collection adheres to founder Donald Hess’ philosophy: “Nurture the land; return what you take.”
Located in the historic stone winery originally constructed in 1903 by Colonel Theodore Gier, the winery first opened to the public in 1989. It since has earned international recognition for its wine, culinary and visitor programs, and provides free public access to Donald Hess’ extensive private contemporary Art Museum.