We’re proud to share some of the coverage Hirsch Vineyards has received over the years.
Jasmine Hirsch Takes the Lead
JancisRobinson.com, Elaine Chukan Brown - February 2022
"For the first time, wines from this famous Sonoma Coast estate hav ebeen made by a member of the Hirsch family. Elaine is treated to a preview of the results."
Pinot Noir: Treasures from the Sonoma Coast
Wine Spectator, Kim Marcus - September 2021
"In the Fort Ross–Seaview AVA, a patchwork of prime vineyards is thriving amid a complex mosaic of microclimates, exposures and soil strata, while a pioneering human element ties them together in the quest to make world-class wine.
IDTT Wine 462: David Hirsch and the Hirsch Vineyards Lighthouse
I'll Drink to That Podcast, Levi Dalton - March 2019
"David opens up about his travels across the United States and across the world in the 1960s and 1970s, and about what led him eventually to the outer reaches of the Sonoma Coast to plant a vineyard."
The Extremists of the Extreme Sonoma Coast
The World of Fine Wine, Anne Krebiehl MW - November 2015
"The instructions were clear: Drive on, even when the tarmac ends. The vineyards of the Fort Ross-Seaview AVA are really remote, made so not by geographical distance — Jenner and Healdsburg are just one and a half to two hours away — but by terrain."
Stirring the Lees with James Molesworth: A Stop at Hirsch Vineyards
Wine Spectator, James Molesworth - May 2013
"When I was warned ahead of time that the road up to Hirsch Vineyards was a bit dicey and that I should make sure I had a good car to handle it, I had to chuckle. After handling a few hours driving on unpaved roads with softball-sized rocks strewn across them in South Africa, how bad could a road in Northern California be?"
The Pinot Paradise of the Cool Sonoma Coast
The Wall Street Journal, Jay McInerney - June 2013
"Your phone stopped working more than an hour ago; your GPS and Google Maps are useless out here, some 2½ road-hours west of Healdsburg, Calif., the jumping-off point for Sonoma County wine pilgrims. Napa, with its thronged tasting rooms and its trophy architecture, might as well be a thousand miles away.From the coast, the road slaloms up the ridge and eventually turns into a dirt track halfway to your destination. At some point you cross the San Andreas fault."
Vintner creates Pinot Gold from Sonoma Coast's Mysterious Mother Lode
The San Francisco Chronicle, Jon Bonné - March 2009
"David Hirsch's vineyard is a giant puzzle writ in earth. On a ridge at 1,500 feet just 3 miles from the Pacific Ocean, vines snake down steep slopes and along twisting hillsides. The water is visible through gaps in the redwoods, at least during breaks in the rain and fog. If ever there were a vineyard on the edge of reason, this would be it."
An American Grand Cru?
Wine Spectator, Matt Kramer - October 2005
"For those of us who follow Pinot Noir worldwide, these are happy times. Pinot Noir is booming. California now has as much Pinot Noir acreage as Burgundy. Indeed, it's probably fair to say that California is the most exciting place for Pinot Noir on the planet today."