Hess Collection Takes Part in California Sustainable Winegrowing Program
Consumers trying to figure out if a winery lives up to its "green" claims now have a little extra help: The statewide Certified California Sustainable Winegrowing (CCSW) program helps define the concept of sustainability, with the goal of giving it much the same weight as organic and biodynamic certification. Third-party auditors will visit participating wineries and growers to verify that they follow a broad range of environmentally friendly practices.

Read More About the Subject:  "California Wine Industry Establishes New Green Certification"  Wine Spectator

Hess Art Collection Catalog
Over 300 pages with full color images of Donald Hess' private art collection that can only be seen at Hess Art Museums around the world.

Currently the book is only available in the U.S. at our gift shop so if your unable to stop by the winery to pick up a copy, click here to purchase the book from our website.

This large, substantial hardcover book makes a great coffee table book and is the perfect gift for the art lover on your gift giving list!


The New York Times | Travel | Fine Art Meets Fine Wine in Napa Valley

Jaime Gross of The New York Times has this to say about The Hess Collection:

“...Visitors today can sip the estate’s highly regarded cabernet sauvignon in a farmhouse-style tasting room before touring the galleries, which display about 120 blue-chip works, including photorealistic paintings by the Swiss artist Franz Gertsch and an installation of melted and cracked rocks by the British artist Andy Goldsworthy. Strategically placed windows offer glimpses of the working winery: from the gallery staircase, an overhead view of giant fermentation tanks, and, in the West Gallery, a cutout overlooking a rapid conveyor belt where bottles are cleaned, filled, corked and labeled, at a rate of 100 a minute.”  Click here to read the whole article.



Will Malbec Find a Home in the Napa Valley? At Hess Collection, They Think So.
By Alan Goldfarb

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