As a result of damage from the earthquake that hit early Sunday morning, our Mount Veeder Visitor's Center, tasting room and museum will be closed initially on Monday and Tuesday, August 25-26, while we assess damage and make some repairs. Thank you for your understanding and patience, we hope to be open for your visits mid-week. Stay tuned to our Facebook page for status updates or call the winery directly at 707.255.1144 for info.
Napa Valley Film Festival Preview Series Concludes
Impossible Light Details the Amazing Story of How The Bay Bridge Gained 25,000 LED Lights And Became The Bay Lights Art Sculpture Shown In The Hess Collection West Gallery
Sunday, August 10, 3-6 p.m.
Impossible Light: How Did This Happen?Napa ─ The story behind the creation of a Bay Bridge Light Show is the final documentary in the conclusion of the Napa Valley Film Festival Preview Series in the West Gallery of The Hess Collection, beginning at 3 p.m. on Sunday, August 10.
Impossible Light, directed by Jeremy Ambers, follows internationally renowned artist Leo Villareal and his team as they set out to install 25,000 LED lights on the side of San Francisco’s Bay Bridge for an abstract fine art sculpture known as The Bay Lights.
The film sheds light on questions that everyone has been asking since the lights first appeared on the Bay. How did it happen? Who’s behind this $8,000,000 installation? And how in the world did the artist pull this off in notoriously difficult to get anything done San Francisco?The documentary chronicles the drama and the child-like daring behind a project Ambers says “was so impossible it became possible.”
In The Now, a short focusing on the iconic British artist David Hockney, who is adamant about living life in the now, is also part of the program.
Each of the documentaries has been previously featured at the Festival to rave reviews. The program includes a question and answer session with Festival organizers, and wine and hors d' oeuvres prepared by Hess Executive Chef Chad Hendrickson.
Reservations, at $20 per guest, may be made on the Hess Collection website at http://www.hesscollection.com/events.html or at (insert CellarPass link) For questions, please contact Hess events manager Ashley Cox at  255-1144 x-226 or ACox@hesscollection.com
The Napa Valley Film Festival is set for November 12-16, 2014 featuring more than 100 new independent films and studio sneak previews in a dozen beautiful Napa venues with 300 visiting filmmakers. Get the latest details by visiting www.napavalleyfilmfest.org
It is time to RUN with Dionysus, the "Greek God of Wine"
Please join us on August 17th for an exhilarating 5k run through the beautiful Mt. Veeder vineyards of The Hess Collection winery and Christian Brothers vineyards.
Following the run, the party will continue with a wine tasting, food, and awards for our participants.
This event is for everyone, from the novice and avid runners, to wine tasters and Greek walkers.
Please visit www.dionysusdash.com for more information and to register.
Napa Valley Film Festival’s Summer Series Continues
Rock N’ Roll, Mona Lisa, Artist Fabian Debora Featured In A Trio Of Award Winning Documentaries Shown In The Hess Collection West Gallery Sunday, July 20, 3-6 p.m.
Napa ─ A trio of award-winning documentaries covering a wide swath of the art world will be featured in the continuation of the Napa Valley Film Festival Summer Screening Series at The Hess Collection, beginning at 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 20. Each of the documentaries has been previously featured at the Festival to rave reviews. The program includes three short films, a question and answer session with Festival organizers, and wine and hors d' oeuvres prepared by Hess Executive Chef Chad Hendrickson.
Reservations, at $20 per guest, may be made on the Hess Collection website at www.hesscollection.com or at CellarPass. For questions, please contact Hess events manager Ashley Cox at  255-1144 x-226 or ACox@hesscollection.com
Featured documentaries include:
Who Shot Rock N’ Roll: The Film
Director Steven Kochones explores the groundbreaking collaboration between photographers and recording artists who came together, from the early 1950’s through the present, to create some of the most enduring images in rock history. Great music, iconic images and a journey sure to fascinate everyone. For more than a few, a chance to relive great concerts.
Mona Lisa: Leonardo’s Earlier Version
Did Leonardo da Vinci paint two Mona Lisas? Yan and Rafael Feldman explore the two-painting theory and review the decades old work which has been conducted to authenticate the stunning second painting. It’s a mystery with surprising answers. Yan Feldman is familiar as an actor, producer and director, most recently appearing in Argo.
Fabian Debora, A Life For Art
A spiritual encounter and near-death experience awakened East Los Angeles painter Fabian Debora from the darkness of gang life, incarceration and drug addiction. Director Jessica Kaye sensitively captures this dynamic artist who today, creates beautiful works of art.
Films are shown monthly at The Hess Collection, so save these dates and watch for further details on upcoming film titles. The next movie dates are July 20 and August 10.
Mark your calendars for the upcoming Napa Valley Film Festival, November 12-16, 2014. Passes on Sale Now. For HESS Fans Only: Save an additional 10% off using special code HESS. Visit www.napavalleyfilmfest.org for more information.
Check out 2013 NVFF Highlights here!