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Hirsch Hill Racing

The Hirsch family believe that there are no shortcuts in life or wine

racing since 1991

If we’re not tending to our grapes, we’re busy breeding and racing horses – something the family has done since the first days of the estate

Here in Dixons Creek, a historic region, the Hirsch brothers Jack and Eddie boldly transformed their property into a farm dedicated to the breeding of thoroughbred racehorses.

In 1996, Jack attended the first Dubai World Cup, liaising with owners and breeders, at what is now known as one of the most prestigious horseraces in the world. Jack Hirsch is credited himself for breeding many race winners, including Rose Archway, who went on to win the Group 1 AJC Australian Oaks.

It is with the same enthusiasm and attention to detail that we bring to horse-breeding that we seek to emulate in our vineyard practices. As aficionados of both horseracing and good wine, the Hirsch family are keen to distil community spirit and festivity, knowing that the best way to enjoy the good life is to share experience.

The annual Jack Hirsch Memorial Cup was amalgamated in memory of Jack, who passed away in 2012.

started in 2015

The Jack Hirsch
memorial cup

The annual Jack Hirsch Memorial Yarra Valley Cup is a highlight of the Victorian Racing Calendar, family day filled with good food and local wine. The Hirsch family share the joys of wine and racing by honouring Jack, a stalwart of the Yarra Valley Racing Community.

In 2017, The Jack Hirsch Memorial Yarra Valley Cup went to Eddie Hirsch – owner and brother of Jack, John Salanitri -trainer, and Stephen Baster – Jockey with Hard Call, a horse bred by Jack, winning the race for the family.


We are honoured to continue Jack’s legacy throughout Hirsch Hill and aim to have the same passion and commitment that he portrayed.

Jack was a highly respected member of the Yarra Glen community for over twenty-five years. Since the late 1980’s, the Hirsch family, lead by Jack, have owned and run a farm in Dixons Creek, dedicating to breeding thoroughbred horses and the cultivation of their own Vineyard

He took pride in watching his own horses run or developing award winning wine. He loved the community spirit of the Yarra Valley, in which they were able to repay their respects with honouring his name in the Jack Hirsch Memorial Cup.

Jack was a man much loved by his family and his close friends. A man of great integrity and passion for what life has to offer. He never did anything in halves. For this we pay tribute to his life as inspiration.

The passing of Jack Hirsch has forged a great sense of loss for Hirsch Family, not only in the loss of the inspirational father, a revered brother, a devoted husband but to the loss to the inspiration itself.


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