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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: the Hess Collection and the Lions Head Collection. The new name brings together next-generation stewardship and an elevated re-imagination of our direct-to-consumer and club experiences.


During the last 10 years of Sabrina and Tim’s stewardship, we’ve strengthened our reputation as a premier family-owned and operated winery. In 2015, we launched the Lions Head Luxury Collection, spear-headed by the Lion Tamer Cabernet Sauvignon. The focus on luxury Cabernet has been further reinforced through the acquisition of new vineyards in Napa Valley, investments in state-of-the-art winery facilities, and in driving sustained growth of the Hess Collection’s popular Allomi Cabernet. We’re known for excellent Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and this will remain a core focus and commitment for our future.


From Tim:

“We continue our long-standing vision to be a leading family owned and operated producer of luxury wines with a special focus on Cabernet Sauvignon. Our dedication to quality and sustainability is of utmost importance, and we continue our commitment to preserve the land for future generations.

In the last ten years, we’ve been through an earthquake, a landslide, two wildfires, severe drought and of course the pandemic. Notwithstanding these challenges, our team, brands and vineyards have excelled and so we are both ready and excited for what the future now holds.”

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