Hess Collection Once Again Sponsors Cooking for Solutions with Monterey Bay Aquarium

The Hess Collection will join the Monterey Bay Aquarium for its thirteenth annual Cooking for Solutions celebration on May 16-18, 2014 in scenic Monterey, California.

It’s a grand culinary celebration with more than 20 celebrity chefs from across the Americas, including live cooking demonstrations, intimate salons, culinary adventures and a grand Gala event. You’ll discover how The Hess Collection and some of the nation’s top chefs are finding delicious ways to protect our land, water and ocean wildlife. The weekend of festivities will feature live events with special guests and celebrity chefs including:

Alton Brown – Food Network’s Good Eats, Iron Chef America and The Next Iron Chef
Carla Hall – Alchemy by Carla Hall / ABC’s The Chew, Washington, D.C.
Cindy Pawlcyn – Mustards Grill and Cindy’s Backstreet Kitchen, Napa Valley, California

Joining this all-star weekend roster are 40 other celebrity and regional chefs, as well as leaders in the sustainable and organic food movements.

The signature Cooking for Solutions Gala on Friday night tantalizes your taste buds with nearly 90 restaurants, 60 wineries and 10 breweries serving sustainable cuisine, wine and beer amid the aquarium’s award-winning exhibits and galleries. The Gala is a splashy start to a weekend of gourmet food and wine produced in ways that are good for the planet. Visit the event website to learn about other Cooking for Solutions events, including Food & Wine adventures, intimate Salons with chefs and food artisans, new DIY experiences, The Party with Alton Brown, and more.

Cooking for Solutions supports the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s respected Seafood Watch program. Seafood Watch is recognized as the leader in creating science-based recommendations that help consumers, chefs and businesses choose seafood that is caught or farmed in ways that contribute to healthy oceans.

Buy tickets for all Cooking for Solutions events at www.cookingforsolutions.org or call 831-647-6886 (toll-free 866-963-9645).

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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