The first 29 acre section of Hirschy Vineyard was purchased in 2006 from Walt and Dorothy Skuzeski. A walnut orchard until the Columbus Day storm in 1962, the property was farmed in small grains until 2007. In 2007 and 2008 the property was planted with Pommard, Wadenswil and Dijon clones 114, 115, 667, and 777 of Pinot Noir all on Phylloxera-resistant root stock. Those vines (20 acres) have provided winemakers with fruit since 2009 and are now in 14th and 15th leaf.
In 2012, the vineyard expanded by the acquisition of a 65 acre adjacent property formerly known as the Austin Ranch. The first 12 acres were planted on this property in the fall of 2012. Initial plantings were Dijon clones 667 and 777 on Phyloxera-resistant root stock. These blocks came on-line for the 2015 vintage.
After significant clearing and land preparation in 2013 an additional 11 acres was planted on higher elevation, steeper parts of the Austin Ranch property. These plantings of the Wadenswil and Pommard clones came on-line for the 2016 vintage. An additional acre of 115 Pinot Noir was planted in 2014.
After more clearing and ground preparation the last, highest slope on the property was planted with 4.25 acres of Chardonnay (clones 76, 95 and 548) and an acre of Dick Erath's Pinot Noir clone 117 to complete the vineyard development. The first harvest from this block is expected in the fall of 2022.
The property has been managed by Advanced Vineyard Systems from the beginning. Credit goes to AVS owners Buddy Beck and Angel Martinez, and managers Evan Bellinger, Travis Cook, Jackson Holstein , Zac Laster.