Experience the power and elegance of Napa wines when you join us for an exclusive evening with Hess Collection Director of Winemaking, Dave Guffy, at Harbor House on Thursday, February 16.

The Hess Collection was founded by Swiss entrepreneur Donald Hess, who purchased vineyards on the volcanic slopes of Napa’s Mount Veeder in 1978. The winery is best known for its flagship Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay wines and recently celebrated their 30th vintage.

Hess Collection Director of Winemaking, Dave Guffy, will be on hand for this event to describe the intricacies of making wines from fruit grown on mountains as well as on the valley floor. While he finds the agricultural elements of winemaking fascinating, his goal is “to make ripe, fruit-forward California style wines with both power and elegance.”

Executive Chef Andrew Fisher has created a sumptuous four-course meal designed to match these bold wines.

Hess Collection Winemaker Dinner Menu

Dungeness Crab Cocktail
Bibb Lettuce, Braised Artichokes Hearts, Asparagus, Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette
2015 North Coast Sauvignon Blanc

Fried Oysters
Avocado, Tropical Fruit Salad, Oyster Mayo
2015 Napa Chardonnay

Seared Sea Scallops
Roasted Butternut Squash, Wild Mushrooms, Red Wine Veal Demi Glace
2014 Central Coast Pinot Noir

Braised Beef Short Rib
Parmesan Polenta Cake, Piperade, Braising Reduction
2014 Lion Tamer Red Blend


The Hess Collection Winemaker Dinner
Harbor House
Thursday, February 16 at 6:30 p.m.
Four courses, five wines
$65 per person, plus tax and gratuity ($82.75 total)
This event is SOLD OUT! Thank you!