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About Us

 Diane Rae (Cheese Maker)
Diane Rae
(Cheese Making Consultant and Director)

Originally a Psychologist and Financial Planner, Diane moved to Tasmania from Queensland in 2001 . She has practised organic farming for 15 years and has expanded her knowledge into sheep cheese making through studies at the University of Melbourne. Winner of the 2004 Tasmanian Rural Woman of the Year Award and the 2006 Telstra Business Women’s Innovation Award, Diane has built an enviable reputation as a forward thinker and innovator.


 Ryan Hartshorn (Marketing Manager/Public Relations Manager)
Ryan Hartshorn
(Marketing, Distilling and Director)

Ryan has recently completed his Bachelor of Business Management in which he majored in Marketing and Tourism at the University of Queensland and the University of Tasmania. Ryan is the creator of all the packaging designs for Grandvewe Cheeses. Ryan is also the Head Distiller and creator of the Hartshorn Sheep Whey Vodka range. Ryan is also responsible for all external sales within Australia and Japan.


 Nicole Gilliver (Cheese Maker/Wine Maker/Sales Manager)
Nicole Gilliver
(Cheesemaker and Director)

Nicole’s experience in the wine and food industry is very extensive. Having spent time in France and Europe she developed a well rounded appreciation for the ‘finer things’ in life. Nicole’s passion for wine in particular led her to pursue a career in wine retail with Queensland’s best fine wine retailer and subsequently with one of Australia’s finest wine wholesalers. She is also regarded amongst her peers as having one of the finest ‘wine educated’ palates for her age. Having joined the family business in 2005  Nicole is now  one of the finest cheesemakers in Australia .


 Alan Irish (Wine maker)
Toto & Rosie 
(Welcoming Committee)

Toto (Golden Retriever) has been in the family for four years and Rosie (Chocolate Lab) 1 year.  They continually win the hearts of the visitors arriving at our cheesery.