The Hirsch family believe that there are no shortcuts in life or wine
we are a family-owned vineyard located at the very heart of Victoria’s first wine growing region and situated within a mini-valley of its own
In the pursuit of a good life we've created a great wine
We produce honest wines with 100% estate grown and hand harvested fruit, offering a unique taste of the cooler northern end of the Yarra Valley region.
When it comes to producing world class varieties of wine, we are eager to embrace, adapt and explore new and innovative practices.The last few years has seen us employ the help of some of the region’s top winemakers; recently borrowing the skills and knowledge of Rob Dolan.
Rob’s hands-on approach to winemaking is a perfect fit for the family and the estate.
We are an Award Winning family run vineyard
Hirsch Hill has now moved onto the second generation in the family, as we now continually aim to strive towards developing the best wine possible, relentlessly aspiring to improve and expand the Hirsch Hill Brand.
Over its 30-year history, the expansion of Hirsch Hill has matured itself into a 4.5 star rated vineyard by James Halliday, as now the second generation operates and continuously develops the Hirsch Hill Brand.
A proud moment for our family in horse racing as Hardcall won the Jack Hirsch Memorial Cup in the Yarra Valley. This has been embraced as an extremely proud and honourable day for our family. The Horse also was bred by Jack himself.
We received our highest ever rating from The James Halliday Australian Wine companion. 95 points for our 2015 Chardonnay.
The annual Jack Hirsch Memorial Cup was amalgamated in memory of Jack, who passed away in 2012. 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. Read more about Jack.
We received our highest rating for our 2012 Pinot Noir, receiving 94 points in the 2015 James Halliday Australian Wine companion. This was the last wine crafted by Jack Hirsch and fulfilled a lifelong dream of producing a Yarra Valley Pinot Noir of the highest regard. The reviews and accolades were an honour.
Our Family sought after one of Australia’s best winemakers. We began working with Rob Dolan Wines. Helping us develop some of our most successful wines to date.
The Black Saturday bushfire period was devastating to our community. We tragically lost members of the community and many of our neighbours suffered the collapse of their crop. Fortunately, our Estate only lost 6 acres of new planting, and all the family and horses were safe too.
James Halliday awarded Hirsch Hill Estate 94 points for the 2004 Hirsch Hill Cabernet Sauvignon. The highest rated Cabernet Sauvignon in the 2007 Australian Wine Companion.
We began to sell wine commercially to small restaurants and bottle shops in Melbourne’s inner suburbs
With years of trial and error. Jack became the spearhead of the wine business, developing a passion for the industry and bottled our first ever vintage
Realising the land was rich in soil and well attributed for growing grapes for wine. Eddie and Jack planted their first ever grapevines.
Brothers Eddie and Jack Hirsch purchased the property in the pursuit to follow one of their passions to breed and race Thoroughbreds