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Hartshorn Distillery
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Upon arrival leisurely take in the stunning surroundings, and be met by a knowledgeable Tasting House team member who will assist with questions you may have about the sheep, farm, cheese, spirits, Ewe Care the newly launched sheep milk skin care range and the experiences you can enjoy during your visit.

Choose your own adventure from one of our 4 experiences and book now to avoid disappointment.

Please arrive 5-10 minutes before the scheduled tour to allow time to park and check-in.


Can’t make it to the farm?  Why not join us for a Winter Alchemist experience at our Brooke St Pier outlet in Hobart.




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Experience 1

Tasting Teaser

Price is $15 per person, children under 12 complimentary

Allocate 20 minutes

Experience the authentic taste of Tasmania’s countryside with our exclusive sheep cheese and sheep whey spirit tasting at our Tasting House. Led by one of our knowledgeable and friendly Tasting House team members, you will have the opportunity to indulge in a guided tasting of our award-winning Grandvewe sheep cheeses and Hartshorn Distillery sheep whey spirits.

Take your time to savour the flavours and engage in lively conversation with our team member. Learn about the sheep and the intricate production process behind our high-quality, family-owned business.

Immerse yourself in the essence of Tasmania’s countryside with this unique experience, and discover why our family-run business is one of the best in the business.

Experience 2

Winter Alchemy Experience

Price is $180 per person
(includes your own 500ml bottle of gin)

Suitable for groups 2–12. Allocate 1 hour

Embark on a sensory journey that will leave your taste buds in heaven with our exclusive gin mixology experience at the Tasting House. Our expert Tasting House team member will guide you through the intricate process of creating a balanced gin that’s tailored to your unique style and preferences.

Deepen your Tasmanian experience with a sensory journey of winter botanicals through mixology.  Guided by an alchemy expert you’ll embark on the intricate process of creating your own winter gin.  Taste, mix, and blend premium spirits as you sip on a hot Apple Crumble Cocktail and cap it all off by taking home a personalised, wax sealed gin bottle.

Join us at our beautiful Tasting House, where you can experience the ultimate in gin mixology, surrounded by the stunning natural beauty of Tasmania’s countryside. Can’t make it to the farm?  Why not join us at our Brooke St Pier outlet in Hobart.

Experience 3

The Old World Butter Experience

Price is $80 per person
(includes your own butter to take away)

Suitable for groups 2–12. Allocate 1 hour

Experience a unique opportunity to milk our very own metallic “Shirl the sheep” and learn the traditional method of butter making from our expert Tasting House team member. Step back in time to a period before electricity, when dairy was pure and every gram was earned through hard work.

Indulge in the gratifying process of making your own butter from cream the old-fashioned way, guided by our skilled team member. Churn your very own butter, wash and process it, and wrap it in preparation to take home and share with friends.

At the Tasting House, we believe in preserving the authentic methods of butter making, and we are proud to offer you the opportunity to learn from the best. Join us for a journey through time and indulge in a truly unique and unforgettable experience.


Stay a little longer and enjoy a beverage on our deck overlooking the spectacular D’Entrecasteaux Channel.


Online reservations need to be made at least one hour in advance. We are happy to accommodate walk-ins, but please book in advance to guarantee a place on a tour.


For larger/private tour groups please contact us for all of our options. We are available 7 days a week for private tours. Contact Diane for details 0416289786


Opening Hours


11 am – 4 pm.



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Grandvewe Cheeses and Hartshorn Distillery is in Birchs Bay only 40 minutes south of Hobart and overlooks the picturesque D’Entrecasteaux Channel and Bruny Island.

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