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Hess Persson Estates Featured in Best Wineries

We are excited to announce that Hess Persson Estates, has been featured on, a comprehensive guide to the Napa Valley and Sonoma wine country experience. We are honored to be featured and recognized alongside some of the most prestigious wineries in the California Wine Country. provides a wealth of resources for wine enthusiasts […]  Read More

The Hygrothermograph

Visitors to The Hess Art Museum sometimes notice our hygrothermograph in The West Gallery. It simultaneously measures relative humidity and ambient temperature within the gallery. Static pen tips and a rotating drum create a 7-day chart.⁠ ⁠The humidity arm is controlled by strands of human hair which expand and contract with humidity (like how your […]  Read More

Alan Rath – CLOCK 2

Alan Rath, discussing his Hess Art Collection work, Clock 2. Does it keep time like a wristwatch of is it far more technical than that? Rath often used little puns or double entendres for his work titles. In Clock 2, the work relates to his fascination with the human tendency to make and name our […]  Read More

Sustainability News & Update

Since 1978, sustainability has been at the heart of our mission. Dedication to the land is a founding principle of our winery and we continue to honor it today. We’re also committed to pushing boundaries. Our Estate vineyards and winery facilities have long been certified sustainable through the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance — and as […]  Read More

Club Message – November 2021

Harvest greetings from president Tim Persson to our Collectors Club Members!  Read More

Becoming Hess Persson Estates

The Hess Persson Estates name honors the legacy of founder Donald Hess and the next-generation stewardship of Sabrina and Timothy Persson.   In September 2021, The Hess Collection Winery embraced a new name: Hess Persson Estates. The name recognizes our business as it stands today — a leading luxury wine producer with two distinct portfolios: […]  Read More

New to the Gallery: Super Wall Flower by Alan Rath

Visitors to our gallery will see both familiar and new works by our dear friend and collection artist, Alan Rath. Sadly, Alan passed away on October 2020 in Oakland, CA. Anyone who met the San Francisco & Oakland-based artist quickly saw that he had a deep humility and light sense of humor; he expressed both […]  Read More

Artist Spotlight – Andy Goldsworthy

British artist Andy Goldsworthy was born in Cheshire, England and raised in Yorkshire.  Throughout his career, most of Goldsworthy’s work has been made in the open air, in diverse locations throughout the world. The materials he uses are those to hand in the remote locations he visits: twigs, leaves, stones, snow and ice, reeds and […]  Read More

Getting the Most from Your Virtual Tasting

We’re looking forward to hosting your Virtual Tasting, here are some ways to prepare for and enjoy your event! Please feel free to contact us should you have any questions. GLASSWARE We highly recommend preparing a separate wine glass for each selection during your tasting, but in a pinch you can always use a splash […]  Read More
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