Jasmine Hirsch of Hirsch Vineyards

Jasmine Hirsch of Hirsch Vineyards talks to Morten Båtbukt.

Jasmine Hirsch talks about how her father started the Hirsch Vineyards, situated on the Sonoma Coast. They live in a very remote location. It’s about 1 hour to the nearest supermarket, and they only had 12 volt electricity growing up. She gives a detailed description on their winemaking, having just taken over the winemaking for the wines herself, 2019 being her first vintage. 

She says both she and Hirsch as a family are learning, and are taking a conservative approach to how they treat their wine, wanting to keep the expression more or less the same. 

She talks about how her father grew to be a celebrity winemaker from selling fruit for bulk wine, and how different it is producing wine in what she calls ‘the true Sonoma coast’. «You have to be independent minded, you have to be stubborn, you can’t be afraid of hard work and you have to believe in what you’re doing», Jasmine Hirsch says. 

She goes on to talk about the collaborations of the California vintners, and of what makes a lot of the later Sonoma vintages special.