yountville attractions & more

Our love for Yountville runs deep, so it's always a pleasure to share our knowledge with our guests. From hotel happenings to local off-the-beaten-path Yountville attractions, here are our curated suggestions and recommendations on how to get the most out of your stay.

The Hess Collection: Contemporary Art and the Art of Wine

November 29,2022
Close up of two bottles of Cavernet Sauvignon wine with a lovely label

Swiss entrepreneur Donald Hess has two great passions: art and wine. Over 6 decades ago, he set out on a journey that would eventually combine these two loves into an unforgettable Napa Valley experience that ranks high on any must-see list for visitors to our part of the world. The Hess Collection features an outstanding array of paintings, sculptures, and other media crafted by contemporary artists from across the world, many of whom Donald Hess began collecting long before they had established themselves as paragons of creative genius. Peruse the artwork at your leisure, or reserve a guided tour with Director of Art Robert Ceballos (available on Fridays). You can also indulge in a variety of exclusive viticultural and culinary tasting experiences during your visit, including the Tour of the Palate (a three-course menu with a handpicked selection of Icon wines), the Wine & Chocolate experience (with artisanal truffles by acclaimed chocolatier Jason Collins), and Taming the Lion (an opportunity for you to blend your very own bottle under the guidance of a master winemaker).

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