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Hess Persson Estates, Napa

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Art Museum · Hidden Gem · Winery / Vineyard
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A stone winery restored in a fusion of traditional and modern styles is home to Hess Persson Estates, featuring mostly large installations along with several paintings, sculptures, and mixed media pieces. Swiss entrepreneur Donald Hess bought these vineyards in Napa Valley in 1978. Walk through the landscaped gardens, underneath wisteria vines, and among contemporary sculptures. While admiring the art, take the opportunity to sip a glass of fine cabernet sauvignon or chardonnay, and nibble on cheeses and truffles served with specialty nuts and seasonal fruit. To visit Hess Persson Estates and get the most from your holiday in Napa, create itinerary details personal to you using our Napa road trip tool.
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  • ZERO stars!!! We drove for miles and it turned out they were fully booked today 8/6/22, even when there were only 4 cars in the parking lot. We asked if we could at least look around but were turned.....  more
    ZERO stars!!! We drove for miles and it turned out they were fully booked today 8/6/22, even when there were only 4 cars in the parking lot. We asked if we could at least look around but were turned.....  more »
  • We went here for my 50th birthday and it was a perfect day. We took the ATV tour with Edgar and he was an amazing host and wine educator. We stopped at several places around the Vineyard and it was... 
    We went here for my 50th birthday and it was a perfect day. We took the ATV tour with Edgar and he was an amazing host and wine educator. We stopped at several places around the Vineyard and it was...  more »
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  • We went here for my 50th birthday and it was a perfect day. We took the ATV tour with Edgar and he was an amazing host and wine educator. We stopped at several places around the Vineyard and it was beautiful and peaceful. Sitting at a picnic bench, drinking a delicious rose, and looking down on the fields, I don’t think I had been that relaxed in years. The next stop was a cheese plate paired with amazing wines in their gorgeous art gallery. Edgar was funny and charming. Last, we went down to the main tasting area and tried a few more vintages. We ended up buying a case to ship home. I definitely recommend!
  • I’ll admit that I had very high expectations based on a previous visit years ago. I’d also want to make sure that my disappointment has nothing to do with our guide, Nancy, who was pleasant and informative. (When I described our disappointing visit, I received a perfunctory response, despite the fact that we paid hundreds of dollars.) However, having a guide with you at all times, including while we’re eating, seemed excessive. What if I want to discuss a private matter with my husband? Do we need a chaperone? Not having privacy during the meal diminished from the experience (again, not Nancy’s fault)! To make matters worse, we were seated in a room with bad acoustics close to a large group that was boisterous (drunk?) and LOUD! So much so that We had to raise our voices to be heard and had to strain to hear each other. From time to time i had to shout! The constant noise created an experience similar to a bar and not a peaceful atmosphere to enjoy the food.

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