Lying adjacent to the great San Andreas Fault, Hirsch Vineyards is a single vineyard comprised of more than 60 distinct farming blocks. These blocks cover an area of 72 acres, resulting in a degree of fragmentation that is unmatched even by the famously subdivided vineyards of the Côte de Nuits. These farming blocks were determined based on soil, exposure and topography, all of which are fearsomely diverse due to the site’s proximity to the San Andreas. Each block was individually developed and is now farmed, harvested and vinified separately.
THE OLD VINEYARDS
Planted 1980 – 1998
(some vineyards since replanted)
THE NEW PLANTINGS
Planted 2002 – 2003
Total for all vineyards: 72.19 acres