The Dornauf family has farmed in the Meander Valley, north of Launceston, for three generations. Their involvement with berries began 30 years ago, when Simon’s father, Robin,began growing raspberries, both for the local market and for export. Simon has been involved in the berry industry for seven years, and is on the board of the peak industry body Strawberries Australia.
Since its early beginnings, Hillwood Berry Farms has expanded to 15 hectares of tabletop strawberries under cover, as well as raspberries, blackberries and blueberries. The farm also offers pick your own strawberries and a farm gate shop with fresh berries and berry products.
Simon has been intimately involved in the development of Hillwood Berries, and in support of the berry industry, is the Chairman of the Berry Quest International 2018 Committee.’