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The Land Trust of Napa County has received a $10,000 donation from The Hess Collection, generated by the winery’s participation in the "One Percent for the Planet" environmental advocacy program.

The 380-acre Archer Taylor Preserve, a permanently protected wildlife habitat managed by the Land Trust, is located near the winery.

One Percent for the Planet is a growing global movement of companies donating 1 percent of sales for local environmental programs. The Hess Collection is a longtime member, and has selected the Land Trust as beneficiary for the past three annual donations.

The Hess Collection designates 1 percent of sales from the Hess Collection Small Block Series of limited-release wines for the program. Since the effort began, the winery has donated more than $60,000 from sales of the wines and other sustainability promotions. The Small Block Series is made available exclusively to Hess Collector’s Club members and visitors who purchase the wines at the winery on Mount Veeder.

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“Our commitment to community and sustainability began when our founder, Donald Hess, first came to Mount Veeder in the late 1970s,” explained Timothy Persson, CEO of The Hess Collection, who noted 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. “We admire the stewardship demonstrated by the Land Trust and we’re pleased to partner with them to preserve the character and precious green space of Napa County.”

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