The Hess Collection Comes Up Big For Local Land Trust

The Hess Collection Historic Barrel Chai

It can be challenging to be big and sustainable. So, I wasn’t surprised to hear that one of my favorite sustainable wineries, Hess Collection, which manages to be both big, sustainable and high quality, announced its partnership with the Land Trust of Napa County.

The Land Trust of Napa County has received a $11,439 donation from them, generated by the winery’s participation in the 1% For The Planet environmental advocacy program.

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1% For the Planet is a growing global movement of companies donating 1% of sales for local environmental programs.  The Hess Collection is a long-time member, and has often selected the Land Trust as the beneficiary of this annual donation.  The 380-acre Archer Taylor Preserve, a permanently protected wildlife habitat managed by the Land Trust, is located near the winery.

Each year Hess designates 1% of sales from the Hess Collection Small Block Seriesof limited-release wines made available exclusively to Hess Collector’s Club members and visitors who purchase the wines at the winery on Mount Veeder for the program.  Since the effort began, the winery has donated more than $50,000 from the sales of the limited production wines, and other sustainability promotions.
Timothy Persson, Chief Executive Officer of The Hess Collection notes:

“Our commitment to sustainability began when founder Donald Hess first came to Mount Veeder and Napa in the late 1970’s…The Land Trust of Napa County shares our values, and we’re pleased to partner with them to preserve the character and precious green space of Napa County.”

The winery has earned certifications for both its vineyards and winery operations from the Napa Green, Fish Friendly Farming and California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance programs.

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