The Hess Collection:
Exciting Wines from High Altitude Vineyards

Jacques Lardière

Thirty years ago, Donald Hess was attracted to Mount Veeder believing that the high elevation and special cool mountain climate would yield outstanding fruit for his wines Today, the Hess Estate owns 900 acres on Mt. Veeder, that include two vineyards, the 115-acre Veeder Summit Vineyard and the 135 acre Veeder Hills Vineyard. It also has 704 acres planted in Napa Valley including the Su’skol Vineyard in American Canyon and the Allomi Vineyard in Pope Valley. These vineyards are mainly planted with Cabernet Sauvignon but also include Malbec, Merlot, Syrah and Petit Sirah for blending. We recently tasted new releases from Hess made of Mount Veeder and Napa Valley fruit.

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