Alta Picks: Elevated Views

Pair fine Napa wines with contemporary art.

installation by andy goldsworthy
Robert Russo

Located in a Napa Valley winery atop Mount Veeder, Hess Art Collection offers a lofty experience in more ways than one. Founder Donald Hess began buying in 1966, often following artists’ journeys from unknowns to celebrated creators. The result is an astonishing array of contemporary pieces, from Robert Rauschenberg sculptures to Frank Stella paintings. Hess’s stepdaughter and son-in-law now oversee the family’s winery and intimate gallery, where visitors can sip cabernet and contemplate a bounty of masterworks.

This article appears in the Fall 2021 issue of Alta Journal.

Jessica Blough is an assistant editor at Alta Journal.
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