The Hess Collection Winery has a tasting room and museum in Napa and a certified sustainable production facility in American Canyon. It was founded by Swiss entrepreneur Donald Hess, who first purchased vineyards on Mount Veeder in 1978 in the Napa Valley. Located in the historic stone winery originally constructed in 1903 by Colonel Theodore Gier, the winery first opened to the public in 1989. The winery has earned international recognition for its wine, culinary and visitor programs while providing free public access to Donald Hess’ extensive private contemporary Art Museum.
Known as a leader in sustainable practices, The Hess Collection adheres to founder Donald Hess’ philosophy: “Nurture the land; return what you take.” The winery is best known for its flagship Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay wines and single vineyard designates from estate vineyards in Napa Valley.