Wine writer + expert Elaine Chukan Brown speaks with Jasmine Hirsch, GM and winemaker at Hirsch Vineyards. They are also joined by Cathy Corison, winemaker and founding partner of Corison Winery.
Elaine and Jasmine discuss the challenges and advantages of growing grapes and making wine on the extreme Sonoma Coast and it means to be an estate model winery. Cathy joins to speak about her wines and what it means to own her own vineyard, and how her family's farming and wine making principles are similar to those of the Hirsch family.
With slides from Cathy Corison + Corison Winery.
2017 Hirsch ‘East Ridge’ Estate Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast
2016 Corison Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
About Jasmine Hirsch:
Jasmine was born and raised in Northern California. She was baptized in champagne by her wine-loving parents David and Rebecca Hirsch, and spent her childhood at Hirsch Vineyards. After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania in 2001, Jasmine spent five years working in Europe followed by two years in New York at JP Morgan. She escaped from corporate life to take over sales and marketing at Hirsch in 2008. In 2015 she became general manager of the winery. The 2019 vintage marks her first vintage as the winemaker.
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