The Hess Collection Winery + the National Forest Foundation = Pour One, Plant One

The Hess Collection Veeder Summit at Dawn. Photo, Robert Russo

Sustainability has been core to Napa Valley's The Hess Collection since it was established by the Hess family in 1978. Founder Donald Hess was fond of the saying, 'Nurture the land; return what you take.'  In keeping with this time-honored philosophy favored by the family, The Hess Collection announces the Pour One, Plant One program, in partnership with the National Forest Foundation. Through Pour One, Plant One, each bottle of the Hess Select range of wines sold between July 2020 and June 2021 will support NFF as it works to reforest and strengthen national forests around the country with the planting of 25,000 trees. The organization focuses efforts on high priority regions across the country, each with their own unique reforestation needs. 

Hess was among the first ten wineries to receive Napa Green Winery certification in 2008. Today, Hess estate vineyards are also certified Napa Green Land properties. The Hess Collection is also certified as a Fish Friendly Farming organization, a program designed to voluntarily implement the Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act, State Water Code and other regulations on private agricultural lands.

Photo, Mariana Calderon

“Hess was built on sustainable practices and we’re thrilled to take that commitment national this year with the Pour One, Plant One program,” said The Hess Collection Chairman Tim Persson. “By partnering with The National Forest Foundation, we’re able to make a real impact in restoring our National Forests, planting 25,000 trees and extending the environmental work that we do locally with our Napa Green and Fish Friendly Farming certified estate vineyards.”

The Hess Collection Winery and Garden. Photo, Robert Russo

The Hess Select range of wines represent benchmark wines curated from the best growing regions in California. The grapes are sourced from a select group of growers in Napa, Monterey, Lake, and Mendocino Counties that each share a sustainable farming philosophy and with whom the Hess family has had long-term relationships. Hess Select wines are crafted by the award-winning Hess Collection winemaking team for immediate enjoyment and offer vibrant, balanced flavor and true varietal character.  

Fran Endicott Miller

Fran Endicott Miller is a luxury focused freelance feature and travel writer for a variety of lifestyle publications and websites, editor-at-large for, senior contributor to Napa Valley Life Magazine, and a California editor for luxury travel concierge service Essentialist, specializing in the Napa Valley. Prior to her journalism career she held positions in the fields of politics, te...(Read More)

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