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Napa Valley’s Hess Winery is lovely

Our Journey

When we heard the words The Hess Collection, we were unsure if the person was referring to an art collection or not.  However, when we asked for clarification, we were delighted to find that it referred to one of the best wineries in Napa Valley as well!  Much like our beloved craft brewing industry, this winery has brought together outstanding art and amazing premium wines.

What is so special about Hess Winery?

Hess Winery possesses a comfortable atmosphere that speaks of wine, love, and an era long passed that is being held onto tightly.  From the lovely vine-covered walls of the estate to the well-appointed vineyard blocks along the hill slopes, there is plenty to enjoy visually at Hess Winery.  With a decade-long vineyard reorganization rolling through, Hess Winery has already released their thirtieth vintage and that is one amazing point to hit.

Add to that the fact that they’ve taken an already amazing Art Museum and paired it with a vineyard of the highest quality and you have a winning combination.  We love seeing people learning more about art, whether it is in the form of a craft beer label, wine label, or on the wall of a museum.  Keeping the Arts alive is something we should all be concerned about in a time when Arts programs are disappearing all over the country.  Hess Winery has found a way to keep their corner of the Art world alive and for that, we give them a respectful nod.

What about the wines?

The wines coming from Hess Winery are absolutely delicious.  Full of aroma and character, they show that this is a winery that cares about excellence.  In addition to a dedication to quality, they apparently possess a substantial amount of luck, as every one of the goats they purchased in 2008 to help the move to sustainable growing turned out to be pregnant.  Of course, this could be considered a blessing, or a curse, depending on whether you’re the one dealing with two dozen pregnant females.

That luck has allowed them to ensure that they are using fewer power resources to handle weed control in the vineyards, so we prefer to consider their luck a blessing, as it has led to Hess Winery Certifying and Re-Certifying Sustainable, something many wineries in California are pushing to achieve.

We believe this has also helped to improve the quality of their already astounding wines.  If you’re looking for a lovely Malbec for your next event, Hess Winery is certainly the place to speak to.  Their Reserve Collection Malbec is a delight that you won’t want to miss.

Have you tried any of The Hess Collection wines?

If you’ve had the opportunity to try some of the amazing wines from this beautiful winery, let us know about it in the comments.  We’d love to hear from you and your comment might spark our next feature post.  In the meantime, from all of us here in South Florida at West Palm Beach Brewery and Wine Vault, happy tasting!


Jul 7, 2017