Meet the Winemaker Stephanie Pope

Meet the Winemaker Stephanie Pope

Meet Hess Estate’s Winemaker Stephanie Pope as she presents the award winning wines that he helped create. Taste 7 wines and enjoy crudites and charcuterie as Stephanie takes us for a tour of her fine vineyards. What better way to learn about wine than starting with the soil and tasting the complexities in each glass?

When: Thursday April 25, 2019 from 4-6 P.M.

Where: Pioppi’s Package Store 183 Court Street Plymouth, MA 02360

Price: $15 pp  RSVP Required
Seating Limited to the First 25 to Respond

Please RSVP by stopping into the store at 183 Court Street
Plymouth, MA or calling us at 508-746-1943.


Stephanie Pope
Stephanie Pope is an integral part of the Hess Collection winemaking team. Her focus is on wines from estate vineyards on Mount Veeder, the coolest mountain growing region in Napa, among the most rugged and challenging places to farm in Napa Valley.

She began her winemaking career at Trefethen Vineyards & Winery, another iconic Napa producer, before moving to New Zealand to work in the cellar at Whitehaven Wine Company, where she fell in love not only with Sauvignon Blanc, but with her future husband. She returned to Napa to join Charles Krug Winery, working in the winery lab and later as Assistant Winemaker, moving to The Hess Collection in 2008.


Mayflower Brewing Co.

Beer was the staple drink on board the Mayflower. Unlike water, which quickly spoiled when stored in the hold of ships, beer contained no bacteria, and the then-recent introduction of hops made it keep longer. It was also a terrific source of carbohydrates. Men, women and children drank beer daily, and sailors aboard the Mayflower received a daily ration of a gallon.
Almost 400 years later, there is still some great beer being made in Plymouth by our friends at Mayflower Brewing. They’ll be doing our “Chill and Grill” on Friday, July 11 and will feature “Hop Chef” winner Johnny Sheehan of New World Tavern on the grill. They make some terrific beers and for that reason, we’re featuring them as our “Beer of the Week”.

Pale Ale –
Traditional English pale ales have mild malt character and aroma offset by pronounced hop bitterness. Mayflower Pale Ale is a dry version of this classic beer style. Its bready and toasted malt flavor is balanced by earthy and herbal aromas from two varieties of traditional English and American-grown hops.

Golden Ale – Mayflower Golden Ale is crisp and dry with a slight malt flavor and a subtle hop spice. This straw-colored ale offers easy drinkability for the novice yet plenty of flavor for the discriminating connoisseur.

India Pale Ale – As the British Empire expanded, English brewers added extra hops to keep beer fresh for increasingly long sea voyages. Mayflower IPA balances a powerful hop profile with full malt flavor to create a smooth brew with well-rounded bitterness. Four varieties of American hops lend a delightful piney flavor and fruity aroma.

Porter – Mayflower Porter is a rich, complex brew that is smooth and full-flavored. Five varieties of malted barley provide notes of roasted coffee beans and bittersweet chocolate with a hint of smokiness.

Summer Rye Ale – Mayflower Summer Rye Ale is the ultimate summer session beer. Brewed with pilsner, rye, and wheat malts and plenty of American hops, this beer is dry and spicy with mild and fruity bitterness.

January Featured Spirits

Fun Featured Cocktails

Try one of these featured drinks as they are sure to warm up any cold winter afternoon!

Hot Cherry
  • 1 part Fireball Whisky
  • 1 part Grey Goose Cherry Noir® vodka
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • Shake all ingredients and serve over fresh ice in a rocks glass. Garnish with a lemon slice.


  • 1.5 oz. Ciroc Coconut
  • 2 oz. Cranberry Juice
  • 3/4 oz Grapefruit Juice
  • 1 oz St Germain Liquor