Development of Hirschy Vineyard

Skuzeski Property

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 Pinor Noir all on Phylloxera-resistant root stock.  Those vines (20 acres) are now in 11th and 12th leaf and have provided winemakers with Pinot Noir grapes since 2009.

Austin Ranch

In 2012, the vineyard expanded by the acquisition of a 65 acre adjacent property formerly known as the Austin Ranch.  The first vines 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 preparation in 2013 an additional 10 acres was planted on the highest elevation, steepest part of the Austin Ranch property.  These plantings of the Wadenswil and Pommard clones came on-line for the 2016 vintage.

Managed by Advanced Vineyard Systems

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.