People


EvEverardo Robledo, Vineyard Manager
In 1988 Everardo and his brother grafted two acres of Hirsch Old Vineyard riesling over to the Mount Eden clone of pinot noir. He never left. Everardo married Marta, they had four children, and to this day lives on site. He planted/cultivated all 90,000 vines on the 72 acres of Hirsch Vineyards. He is one of eight Robledo brothers who have been important to the development of vineyards and wineries in Napa and Sonoma. Master of viticulture on the extreme Sonoma Coast.

AFAnthony Filiberti, Winemaker
Anthony Filiberti is a Sonoma County native. Trained as both a viticulturist and a winemaker, he brings a wealth of farming and winemaking knowledge to Hirsch. Anthony’s past experience includes time at Rex Hill and Bergstrom Winery in Oregon, a stint at Williams-Selyem, and seven years as winemaker of Knez Winery in Anderson Valley. He is also a partner at Anthill Farms. He believes an intimate knowledge of the vineyard, along with patience and a light hand, are essential to creating great wine.

Shanephoto2Shane Keck, Assistant Winemaker
A local product, born and raised in Healdsburg, California, ventured to
South Africa for college and Europe to explore. Stints making wine in Sonoma, Napa and Santa Barbara and now finally back home in Sonoma County. Bringer of enthusiasm and positive energy!

 

RyanRyan Kiesling, Gardener and Biodynamics
Ryan came to Hirsch from the High Sierras where he worked on an organic farm growing anything that could thrive in a 64-day growing season at 5200′ using biodynamic methods. Prior to that, Ryan was a chef in Boston, NYC, and Lake Tahoe. At Hirsch, he looks after the gardens and makes the biodynamic teas and preps. Ryan was drawn to Hirsch because of David’s application of biodynamics to a unique place. The energy of the San Andreas Fault, along with the intense bird song, the remnants of an ancient forest and David’s vision, make for an incredible place to work and live.

Marie smallMarie Hirsch, Marketing & Design
Born Czechoslovakia; escaped 1982 to Kansas City; liberated 1988 to Seattle. Architect; lighting designer; jewelry maker; painter; graphic designer; yoga teacher. Responsible for graphic design including packaging; assists in sales and marketing; grape harvest; fruit processing.

 

JH1Jasmine Hirsch, General Manager
Born-bred, balmy California; school in gritty Philly; six years biz experience: Prague-Amsterdam-NY. Came home to Hirsch Vineyards to shine her light & spirit on sales, customer relations, plus learn the land, the vines, and the wines. Took over the winery as General Manager in 2015.

 

IMG_2091Juliana Chioffi, Director of Sales and Services
Born in New Jersey, raised in Maine, lived in London, Spain and NY before falling in love with Northern California. Curiosity about wine and vineyards brought her to Sonoma County, and she hasn’t stopped learning since. She delights in connecting wine lovers and explorers with the Hirsch Wines. You can be sure she and the Hirsch team will find every opportunity to enhance your experience as a customer!

 

ColleenColleen McCabe, Shipping and Operations
Born, raised and educated in California, Colleen has traveled extensively, while always calling Sonoma County home. Following a successful career in Silicon Valley and San Francisco, she earned her CWP degree from the Wine Immersion Program at the Culinary Institute of America. This led to a career in the wine business, a happy blending of her love of wine with her business skills. Colleen extends the Hirsch commitment to great farming, winemaking and customer service into her work ensuring our wines reach their final destination.

 

MarciaMarcia Joyce, Bookkeeping
Grew up in eastern Washington, moved to the Bay Area for college, worked as a programmer/analyst at Southern Pacific Railroad in San Francisco (back when programming was coding sheets and punch cards). Vacations spent camping and diving on the Sonoma Coast inspired Marcia and her husband to leave the city life and move to 40 acres off the grid in the coastal redwoods. Marcia has been keeping the Hirsch books and enjoying the Hirsch wine since 2005.

MKMichael Kelly, Wine Educator
Michael Kelly grew up immersed in the vibrant wine and food community of Oakland and Berkeley. After studying Classics at St. Mary’s College in Moraga, CA, he pursued his love of music and joined The Blue Man Group as a string player in their band. Michael spent the first decade of the new millennium touring the world and playing music, but has since returned to his Bay Area roots. He lives off the grid in the Costal Ridges of Western Sonoma County just a stone’s throw away from Hirsch Vineyards. In his role as Wine Educator, Michael shares his love of the land and the wines that come from it.

Allie Slevin hoopingAllie Slevin, Customer Relations
Allie is a Bay Area native. While attending Sonoma State University, she fell hard for Sonoma County and the endless beauty it offered. Allie brings her optimistic outlook, helpful nature and love of wine to the Hirsch team. We wouldn’t want anyone else taking care of our customers!

David NEWDavid Hirsch, Owner and Chief Bug
Bought property in 1978; planted Old Vineyard to pinot noir and Riesling in 1980. Quit day job 1987 to develop vineyards: 44 acres planted 1990-1996; 25 acres planted 2002-03. Responsible for reminding everyone ad nauseam our goal always to focus on the site; that important developments are fruits of mistakes made with a serious attitude; and to never forget that we don’t know what we don’t know.