Hess Collection Winery
When Swiss-born Donald Hess saw the hills around Mount Veeder in the 1970s, he knew that he could produce great wines here. But Hess had not always been a winemaker. In Switzerland, the Hess family stands for a nine-generation tradition of master brewers and quality water producers. At the beginning of the Californian wine-growing boom, Hess travelled through the Valleys and discovered the ideal composition of soil structure and microclimate at the feet of Mount Veeder.
In 1978 he acquired 900 hectares of the best vineyards and founded the Hess Collection Winery. Since the 1860s, a small wine cellar carved into the rock was located at this very spot. This is still part of the Winery on Mount Veeder, which contains the patron's art collection.
Californian wine from Hess Collection
According to the relevant art press, Donald Hess has been one of the world's top 200 art collectors since the 1980s.
Since the foundation of the first mountain winery, the Hess Group has grown enormously and now includes well-known wineries such as Peter Lehmann in Australia, Colomé in Argentina and other smaller estates in South America and the American West Coast.
Today, the Hess Collection Winery stands for quality wines from the best terroir combined with top-quality technical know-how.
More information about Hess Collection Winery
|Company Name:||The Hess Collection|
|Street:||4411 Redwood Road|
|City:||94558 Napa, CA|
|Contact & Web|
|Telephone:||+1 707 255 1144|
|Fax:||+1 707 253 1682|
|Company Owner:||Familie Hess|
|Managing Director:||Timothy Persson|