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Hess Names Catherine Banister Visitor Center Manager

Submitted By: Jim Caudill, March 23, 2011
Catherine Banister Named Visitor Center Manager

For The Hess Collection On Mount Veeder

NAPA, Calif. — Catherine Banister has been named Visitor Center Manager at The Hess Collection winery on Mount Veeder. She has been with Hess since 2006 in a variety of hospitality roles, including directing VIP and trade hospitality.

The Hess Collection Visitor Center on Mount Veeder is located in a historic stone building with a long history as a winery dating back to

the 19th century, and is located alongside The Hess Art Museum, showcasing contemporary selections from the personal collection of Donald Hess. A gift shop, tasting room and executive dining room for trade guests are located within the Visitor Center.

Ms. Banister is a long-time Napa resident whose community service includes serving as a program director for the Napa District Boy Scouts of America camping programs. She is a private pilot, graphic artist, and has extensive management experience with several local firms.

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The Hess Family Estates portfolio includes The Hess Collection from Napa, specializing in Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay from Mount Veeder; Artezin, specializing in Zinfandel and heirloom varietals from the North Coast; Sequana Vineyards, offering Pinot Noir from Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley and the Santa Lucia Highlands in Monterey; along with Glen Carlou from Paarl, South Africa; Peter Lehmann of the Barossa, Australia; and high altitude vineyard specialists Colomé and Amalaya from Argentina. Hess Family Estates also imports and markets Brancaia from Tuscany. Visit Hess Family Estates on the web at and The Hess Collection at