The Hess Collection Visitor's Center & The Hess Art 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 winery and art museum are open daily for visits, tours and tastings. You are invited to make a reservation to taste four current release wines, many available only at the winery, for $20 per person.  Groups are asked to contact the winery’s guest relations staff at 707.255.1144 x226, or email the Visitors Center.

The Hess Collection Contemporary Art Museum, featuring works from the private collection of proprietor Donald Hess, is open daily without charge. Self-guided iPod® audio tours are available. Complimentary winery tours, including an overview of The Hess Collection Winery and Vineyards are offered daily between 10:30a.m. and 3:30p.m. Please call 707.255.8584 to confirm current schedules. No reservations are required for these tours.

Visitor's Center Hours
Tastings Available: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Art Museum: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Winery & Vineyard Tours: 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Holiday Hours

Wednesday November 26th close at 2:00 PM
Thursday November 27th CLOSED

Wednesday December 24th close at 2:00 PM
Thursday December 25th CLOSED

December 31st close at 2:00
January 1st, 2015 CLOSED

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES REQUIRING RESERVATIONS
For reservations or questions please call the Visitor's Center 707.255.8584.

Make a Reservation

There are several options for a more comprehensive visitor experience:

Museum Walk: Daily 10:15 a.m., $30 per person
, advanced reservations suggested.
Enjoy a guided tour of The Hess Collection Art Museum, featuring works from Donald Hess’ private collection with an optional complimentary tasting of 4 current release wines in the tasting room immediately following.

Small Bites Tasting: Daily 11:00 a.m.-4:00pm, $35 per person, advanced reservations required.
Available starting November 20th 2014
Enjoy an exclusive offering of three current release wines accompanied by petite seasonal pairings created by our Executive Chef, Chad Hendrickson.

Private Tour & Wine Tasting:  Daily, $40 per person, advanced reservations required.
Tour the winery, followed by a current release wine presentation with your own private host.

Tour Of The Palate:  Daily at 2p.m., $85 per person, advanced reservations required.
Enjoy a guided tour of The Hess Collection Contemporary Art Museum followed by a tasting of three current release wines expertly paired with three exquisite creations from Hess Collection's Executive Chef, Chad Hendrickson.

Tour, Wine & Chocolate Experience:  Daily, $65 per person, advanced reservations required.
Enjoy a private tour of the Hess Collection, followed by a current release wine tasting of four wines paired with artisan truffles developed and handcrafted with TCHO chocolate by our Culinary Team. This is a unique, educational experience with one of a kind chocolates. Please allow 90 minutes for this tour and tasting experience.

Tour, Wine & Cheese Pairing: Daily, $65 per person, advanced reservations required.
Enjoy an educational wine production tour with your own private host from The Hess Collection, followed by a current release wine presentation paired with Artisan cheeses served with seasonal fruits and nuts selected by Hess Executive Chef Chad Hendrickson.

Vineyard Tour: Tuesday - Thursday at 10 a.m., $50 per person, advanced reservations required.
CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE, please check back in spring.
Join The Hess Collection for a guided 90-minute vineyard walk through the historic Mont La Salle vineyard, exploring a range of Napa Green sustainable practices. From the organically farmed Brother Timothy old vine cabernet block planted in 1936 through more recent blocks. Explore different trellising, spacing and viticulture approaches to mountain farming before returning to the winery to enjoy a tasting of current releases.

*This is a moderate hike, good hiking boots or appropriate footwear is strongly recommended, as is sun protection.

Courtyard Tasting: Available weather permitting Spring through Fall, Daily, open seating from 11am-3pm, groups of 8 or less, advanced reservations suggested.
CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE, please check back in spring.
Taste underneath vines of wisteria, surrounded by contemporary sculptures and beautifully landscaped gardens. Experience a pairing of a specially selected current release wines by flight or by the glass with artisan cheese and house-made charcuterie. Executive Chef Chad Hendrickson individually pairs the unique flavors and textures in our wines with complementary flavor combinations in these offerings.

Unique Gifts
The Hess Collection Wine Shop is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
For special orders and gift ideas please inquire here.