Donald Hess established a Mount Veeder vineyard in 1978, recognizing the potential for great winegrowing. The Hess Collection winery is a historic site in a native stone building hewn by masons in 1903.
San Francisco | Napa Valley
The Napa Valley Wine Trolley is a motorized, authentic replica of the late 1890's San Francisco cable car. The 5 hour tour visits 4 wineries and includes water, drinks and gourmet picnic lunch at one of the vineyards. The Napa Valley Wine Trolley tours allow you to take in the gorgeous scenery, aromas, and tastes of world-class Napa Valley vineyards from a fun and unique perspective. Experience Napa Valley like you never have before!
One of the few active historic passenger railroads in the United States, the Napa Valley Wine Train offers an engaging and memorable experience that echoes the glory days of train travel, with fine dining service, multi-course meals, Napa scenery and ultimate relaxation aboard exquisitely restored antique rail cars.
Etude was founded on the philosophy that winemaking begins in the vineyard long before the harvest and that superior grape growing diminishes the need for intervention by the winemaker, resulting in authentic varietal expression. Visit them and enjoy their critically acclaimed wines including their limited production single vineyard Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Come experience Napa Valley from the original rancher’s perspective - riding through the vineyards on horseback! Unlike any experience offered in the Valley, our vineyard horseback ride coupled with our estate wine paired tasting, stand as a hallmark for any adventurers’ trip to Napa Valley. Approximately a 90 minute experience the tasting will be comprised of 4 wines from the Shadybrook Estate and Rapp Ranch labels.
The Hess Collection winery is part of a historic site where wine was first produced in the 1860s. The original stone structure, hewn by masons in 1903, is now joined by The Hess Art Collection, a world- class showcase of contemporary art. Current Release Tastings are offered on a walk-in basis (subject to availability), and the Hess Collection offers a variety of exclusive culinary experiences featuring menu items from the winery’s culinary gardens (available by appointment).