Hess Family Estates Wineries: Founders

In 1978, Donald Hess founded the Hess Collection Winery on Mount Veeder, 2,000 feet above the Napa Valley. A believer in sustainable and biodynamic farming practices, his passion for growing great wine at high altitude culminated in Bodega Colomé, the highest vineyard in the world at 10,200 feet/3,111 meters above sea level in the northern part of the Calchaqui Valley in Argentina.