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The Women Behind Hess

We are proud to have talented women making history at Hess Persson Estates, from our vineyards to your glass. Take a look behind the scenes to meet some of the women who continue to make Hess who we are today.

In The Vineyards

Meet Kassidee Kemp, our Vineyard Manager. Her childhood passion for growing peas in her mother's garden led her to a career in agriculture and viticulture. On Mount Veeder and in our estate vineyards across Napa, Kassidee takes exceptional care of the vines.

In The Cellar

Meet Mandy Curley, Winemaker for Hess Select and Allomi wines. Mandy spent eight years as our enologist, applying her palate and (in her words) "nerdy" expertise, before becoming one of our winemakers. Her love for chemistry and creativity help her bring some of our most popular wines to life.

At The Blending Table

Vintner & Maker

Meet Winemaker Stephanie Pope and Proprietor Sabrina Persson. Created to inspire connection, Panthera wines feature Sabrina’s favorite varietals and are blended to perfection by Stephanie. We profiled them for Wine Enthusiast Magazine and explored how Panthera came to be.

Raise A Glass

Celebrate the women in your life with wines made for and by women. The Lioness Chardonnay is our homage to all the incredible women at Hess Persson Estates. We've also selected Kassidee's favorite mountain varietal, Mandy's favorite wine to make, and one of the Panthera wines made by Stephanie.


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