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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 www.hess-family.com and The Hess Collection at www.hesscollection.com.





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