Milestones

The foundation of Hestan is built upon 30 years of craftsmanship. Explore our key moments below.
THE HESTAN NAME IS BORN

1996

The Hestan name is born out of Stanley & Helen’s love for great food & wine. Cheng, a pioneer of the culinary world, embarks on his journey as a vintner with the purchase of an 80-acre cattle ranch located on Napa Valley’s remote eastern slopes and aptly names it Hestan Vineyards.

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Growing the Family

2005

The varietals offered by Hestan Vineyards expands. This year marks the first bottling of the Meyer Cabernet Sauvignon and Hestan Cabernet Sauvignon by winemaker Mark Harold. The Stephanie Proprietary Red is released, bottled by winemaker Jeff Gaffner.

Napa's Top Gun

2009

Acclaimed Napa Valley winemaker Thomas Rivers Brown joins Hestan Vineyards, taking over the entire production of the Hestan Label and Meyer Cabernet.

Entering the big leagues

2013

Hestan Commercial is created by industry mavericks and culinary innovators Stanley Cheng and Eric Deng in Anaheim, CA.

Experience Hestan

2013

Hestan Vineyards introduces the Tasting Room in the heart of Yountville. The salon showcases the full collection of Hestan wines, NanoBond cookware and the much loved outdoor grill. Catch a glimpse of Stephanie’s performance harp by the window, represented by the silkscreen logo on each bottle of Stephanie wine.

Full Steam Ahead

2014

Hestan Commercial moves into its 190,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility that includes a showroom, test kitchen and innovation lab.

ELEVATING THE RESTAURANT KITCHEN

2015

Hestan Commercial’s full line of commercial appliances makes its debut, introduces acclaimed chef Thomas Keller as its spokesperson, and wins two Kitchen Innovation awards that same year.

Welcome to the Future

2015

Hestan Smart Cooking is founded to solve a problem that had plagued founder and CEO Stanley Cheng for years: how do we enable people to create restaurant-quality meals in their own kitchens with consistent success?

Joining Their Sister

2015

Hestan Vineyards expands its repertoire with a Pinot Noir, named after Stanley and Helen’s two sons, Vincent and Christopher. Vincent Christopher is the only label that is not estate-grown, using grapes from Walala, a vineyard that sits atop of a ridgeline overlooking the Sonoma Coast Pacific Ocean.

A Breakthrough in Grills

2016

Hestan Residential’s premier line of grills and outdoor cooking products is launched, quickly garnering the attention of top publications, including Robb Report.

A Breakthrough in Grills

2016

Hestan Residential’s premier line of grills and outdoor cooking products is launched, quickly garnering the attention of top publications, including Robb Report.

The Pursuit of Perfection

2017

Cheng brought the best software and electrical engineers together with some of the world’s finest culinary chefs and food scientists. The result was the Hestan Cue, a smart cooking system that combines top-of-the-line smart cookware and cooktops, delicious recipes, and step-by-step guided videos. Meet the world’s most advanced cooking system.

Durability Meets Beauty

2017

Hestan Culinary introduces NanoBond™ cookware, the first innovation of stainless steel cookware in 100 years. With 14 global patents, NanoBond quickly finds itself in the demanding kitchens of world-class restaurants and is beloved by chefs for its durability, ability to handle the heat, and ease to clean.

Fire Up the Grill

2017

Hestan unveils Aspire by Hestan, the affordable luxury collection of grills, refrigeration, storage and accessories, to complete Hestan’s outdoor cooking product offering.

a Winemaker's Dream

2017

Hestan Vineyard’s 2014 Meyer Cabernet Sauvignon is proudly featured on Wine Spectator’s Top 100 list as the #8 Wine in the World, solidifying Hestan Vineyard’s position as a world-class award-winning winery.

YOUR DREAM KITCHEN MADE REALITY​

2018

Hestan Residential comes full circle to launch Hestan Indoor, creating the most reliable and intelligent kitchen for discerning home chefs, to the immediate acclaim of Elle Décor and Architectural Digest.

Your Dream Kitchen Made Reality

2018

Hestan Residential comes full circle to launch Hestan Indoor, creating the most reliable and intelligent kitchen for discerning home chefs, to the immediate acclaim of Elle Décor and Architectural Digest.

Feed the Family

2019

Hestan Smart Cooking launches the Smart Chef Pot, further expanding the scope of recipes possible in the realm of restaurant-level cooking at home.

A MODERN TAKE ON TRADITION

2019

Hestan Culinary introduces CopperBond™, a collection that modernizes the look,
function, durability, and versatility of traditional copper pots and pans. The collection is expertly handcrafted in Italy. 

Forging New Horizons

2019

ProBond™ is added to the Hestan Culinary family. Handcrafted in Italy, ProBond™ utilizes an advanced cold forging process that places steel metal where it’s needed most for optimum performance and durability.

Going for Gold

2020

Hestan Commercial wins a BIG Innovation award for Most Innovative Company of the Year, as well as a Gold Stevie award in the American Business Awards.

The pursuit continues

Present

Building on a 70-year history in cookware manufacturing, Hestan continues to transcend the boundaries of the culinary world.

Visit us again to explore the next best-in-class culinary experience that we’ve made into reality from our home in the Napa Valley.