David Hirsch

Bronx Native, Sonoma Coast Innovator
Sonoma Coast

In the late 1970s and early ’80s, David Hirsch went where no Sonoma grape grower had gone before: to the extreme edge of the Sonoma Coast. On the recommendation of a vintner friend, he planted Pinot Noir on his foggy ridgeline property, within two miles of the Pacific Ocean. Today the Hirsch Vineyard is recognized internationally for its Sonoma Coast Pinot. Always pushing the site-specific limits, David has recently taken the vineyard biodynamic.

Appellation: Sonoma Coast
Vineyard designate: Hirsch Vineyard
Soil type: complex calcareous seabed material
Elevation: Elevation: 1100 – 1400 feet
Clone: Pinot Noir Clones 115, Pommard, and Mt. Eden
Average age of vines: 30+ years
Farming: Bio
Unique aspect: proximity to the ocean, heterogeneous topography, biodynamic farming
Sourced for: Hirsch Vineyard Pinot Noir
What to expect from the wines: Elegant Pinot Noir that displays a combination of tart red berry fruit and intense minerality.