David Hirsch was a true pioneer of California’s Sonoma Coast. In an eff ort to purchase land before California’s inevitable population influx, Hirsch found an inexpensive 400-acre sheep ranch in Sonoma. No one wanted to be there (the area used to be redwood forests, but had since been completely logged) and it was a crazy place to grow grapes, with the ocean just a few miles away.
Nonetheless, Hirsch’s property flourished and soon became the birthplace of great Pinot Noir grapes. With minimal interest in winemaking, Hirsch sold fruit to cult producers like Williams Selyem, Flowers and Littorai. It wasn’t until 2002 that Hirsch decided to make their own wines… without a doubt a fantastic decision.
Wines from Hirsch Vineyards give the passionate drinker an experience of the clash of opposites meeting in Nature and Life like the edge of the continent washed by the sea or the wet winters and dry summers caused by the ocean and desert climates. This complex, unique site produces fruit and wines of unusual acidity and balance with a vintage specific concentration of Pinot Noir or Chardonnay.
Made with grapes from the Pinot Noir grower in Sonoma, it’s no wonder that the Hirsch Vineyards wines are some of the most sought after in the area. Everyone wants to get their hands on Pinot Noir and Chardonnay made by the man himself.