The Lions Release Dinner 2018

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Join us for an unforgettable evening…
In 1978, Donald Hess was drawn to Mount Veeder’s high elevation and challenging mountain climate. He knew the rugged land would produce great grapes, leading to even greater wines. Today, the lion symbolizes the bold and persevering nature of our founder Donald Hess and our winery home on Mount Veeder, Napa Valley – it’s on every bottle of wine from The Hess Collection. The Lion Estate Cabernet Sauvignon and The Lioness Estate Chardonnay represent the best of our pride from our best vineyards in Napa Valley.
– Tim and Sabrina

Saturday, September 8, 2018
6:00 pm-9:00 pm

Join Tim and Sabrina, fifth generation Hess Family, and the winemaking team for the annual Lions Release Dinner. A memorable evening is planned, starting with a garden reception followed by a formal dinner by Executive Chef Chad Hendrickson in the Hess Art Museum.

General Admission  |  $300
Collectors Club Member  |  $240
Top Collectors  | $225
pricing per person


Hog Island Oyster Bar

Marinated Scallop Crudo | Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes
Cucumber | Micro Arugula | Citrus Zest | Osetra Caviar

Grilled Veal Chop | Blue Cheese Potato Gratin
Sautéed Greens | Toybox Mushrooms | Leeks with Herb Demi

To Finish:
Chocolate Cake with Blackberry Compote

The Lion Cabernet Sauvignon represents the very best Cabernet Sauvignon we produce from our estate vineyards on Mount Veeder in the very best vintages. The 2015 vintage showcases the signature style of Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon with a rich, dense entry and supple texture.

As the next generation takes the helm, The Lioness pays homage to the women of the Hess Family who now lead the pride. This Chardonnay blends the abundance and power of Napa Valley with an agile touch of winemaking.

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