Category Archives: Off the Vine

Happy New Year !!

Happy New Year to everybody ! Hope you all had a great Christmas 🙂 We are shifted the Year of Monkey to the Year of Bird. This year is Small Forest’s 4th vintage, and see how high I can fly. Upper Hunter has been the one of great wine region for long long time, and…

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SAKE Tasting weekend

Hi, how are you doing? Hope this is good news for you 😉 Mark on your calendar 17th and 18th. Finally, “Sake Tasting weekend” is coming !! After getting so many inquiries, receiving disappointed comments, I decided to conduct a special weekend for people curious about SAKE. It doesn’t have to be big group, by…

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Tasting in Sydney this Saturday

Small Forest is in Sydney this Saturday. Please come and say hello, taste and get one or two for the weekend, or for Christmasâ˜ș 12th November Saturday 1pm to 5 pm at Wine Culture in Roseville Sydney      23 Babbage Road, Roseville Chase      Phone: 02 9882 1788 See you soon!!

Pink it up!

Wow, so many events! This Saturday 8th is Scone Market, and Small Forest will be there for the second time! This Market theme is ‘Pink it up! So, we will be in PINK 🙆🎀🎈🌺 And we will be fundraising for the Hunter Breast Cancer Foundation.   My best friend had breast cancer few years ago. I…

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Caro String Quartet is coming to the Cellar Door !!

Caro is coming back for the third year in Upper Hunter. This time, is at Small Forest Cellar Door!! 20th November Sunday 3 PM $39/p You can enjoy their amazing music with beautiful view from the cellar and wine and finger food! For purchasing tickets, please send email to Look forward to seeing you 🙂…

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Denman Community Quilt

Hi there! I have such a pretty Yo-Yo Quilt on the wall now. The last row of the Denman Community Quilt was finally stitched together on the 28 September 2016 at Denman Library after many months of yo-yo making and sewing! Denman Community Garden wishes to thank everyone involved; from the quilt’s beginning in March…

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Small Forest will be in Sydney this Saturday

There is a Food and Sake Expo on this Saturday, 1st of October in Chatswood Sydney. This is only for trade people, introducing many Japanese foods as well as “Sake”. Small Forest will be there, and you have a chance to taste all of wine. If you are interested in, or haven’t tried yet, please come…

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Celebrate Murrurundi District Hospital 100 years – This Saturday !

This Saturday 24th will be busy day for Upper Hunter visitors. Have you been to Murrurundi? > just check it out clicking this link > Murrurundi  Also, things you can do in Murrurundi is > click here One of Upper Hunter town, beautiful town, and there is a event for district hospital’s 100 years birthday. Small…

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It is time again. Bud burst – the most advanced block of Chardonnay – not long to become whole vineyard from brown to green carpet. Now I start to count how many days I have time to do this…and that …. and that….. Christmas is not included on my list…. New Year, may be.. sorry…

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New Exhibition – Brook Gallery

Exciting new exhibition started from this weekend. This exhibition is all painted by people live in Denman, real local people! Come and have a look these amazing and beautiful paintings. This exhibition finish by the end of September. Click this Brook Gallery for more information.