THE HESS COLLECTION

Donald Hess became interested in mountain winegrowing during a business trip to the Napa Valley in the mid‐1970’s. With further research, he found that Mount Veeder mountain vineyards had the ideal combination of soils and microclimates to produce grapes of distinctive character and flavor. This venture became The Hess Collection where the appreciation for unique mountain and valley fruit is expressed through artfully crafted wines.

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BEHIND THE LABEL

Dave Guffy, Director of Winemaking describes what is behind each wine in the collection, our commitment to sustainability, and how each glass provides a wine, elevated experience.

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WINES FROM DISTINCT REGIONS

The wines from each distinct region express the flavor characteristics of the region they were grown in.

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MOUNT VEEDER

The steep mountain slopes and higher elevation vineyards of Mount Veeder take advantage of the cooling marine influence from the San Pablo Bay, providing cool afternoon breezes and warmer nights creating microclimates that produce rich mountain fruit of distinct character.

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NAPA VALLEY

Our Napa Valley vineyards benefit from the cooling influence of the San Pablo Bay in the southern part of Napa Valley making it ideal for growing Chardonnay while the warmer longer, growing season in the eastern part of Napa Valley is ideal for growing Sauvignon Blanc and other red varietals.

Veeder Summit Vineyard

SMALL BLOCK

(Winery Exclusive)
The Small Block Series searches out specific blocks of vines from Mount Veeder, Napa Valley and other unique vineyards throughout Northern California to produce uniquely flavored fruit deserving special attention.

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HESS SELECT

Hess Select seeks out vineyards throughout California to find grapes that elevate the everyday wine experience.

Mendocino Vineyard

SHIRTAIL

(Restaurant-Only)
Built around the needs of restaurants, the Hess Collection Shirtail Creek Vineyard Chardonnay and Shirtail Ranches Cabernet Sauvignon are carefully crafted to complement a diversity of cuisines and are equally at ease as an apertif or at the bar.

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