The Hess Collection: Wine Tastings and Art Museum

Diana Chan September 8, 2018 Napa Valley, winery

The Hess Collection is located in the Napa Valley offering unique wine tastings and a look into their exclusive art collection. We made a quick stop here to check out what they have to offer.

When walking around the property, I really loved looking into their room with all the wine barrels displayed. It smells so nice!

Taste of Mount Veeder: A Vertical Tasting

We enjoyed the vertical tasting that allowed us to try the Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon from different vintages from the oldest to the newest. We tried the 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014 vintages.

This way, we got a chance to taste what happens to wine as you age it – from softer tannins to bolder tannins along with changes in flavour and aromas. It’s a unique experience that not all wineries offer.

Tasting Menu

From the list of 10 options, we got to taste 4 for $25.

Th 2017 Hess Small Block Orange Muscat was one of the favourites that we had. For those who prefer sweeter wines, this is for you. This is like a dessert wine, but more off-dry, so it pairs really well with spicy foods.

Hess Art Collection

There is an extensive art collection in the building and it’s something nice to experience while you are here.

Final Thoughts

Overall, experience was good. The staff were very knowledgable taking us through the tastings. As a bonus, it’s nice that there is an art collection if you like art.

4411 Redwood Rd, Napa, CA


About The Author

Diana started Foodology in 2010 because she just eats out everyday! She started a food blog to share her love of food with the world! She lives in Vancouver, BC and adores the diversity of food around her. She will go crazy for churros and lattes.

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