Category Archives: Off the Vine


Two days to Easter! Are you going somewhere? camping? visiting friends? Small Forest Cellar door will be OPEN Easter Saturday and Sunday. Good Friday and Easter Monday will be CLOSED. Good Friday – Closed Easter Saturday – Open Easter Sunday – Open Easter Monday – Closed 🐰The weather would be beautiful and we hope you…

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It’s April already and it’s time again. Upper Hunter Wine and Food Affair is on Saturday 6th of May this year. Have you been to this event before? There is no event nothing like this 😉 You still have four weeks to plan. But it’s easy, just come up! What will be there? Of course…

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日本の皆様にお知らせです。 雑誌、小冊子に紹介して頂きました。 まず、全日空プレミアム会員誌、”ana-logue” 春号です。 この号の特集の一つ「シドニー、人と地域をつなぐフード&アクティビティ」の中に取り上げて頂きました。 東京にお住いの方には、最新号の「メトロミニッツ」のご紹介です。こちらでもSmall Forest を紹介して頂きました。 地下鉄の駅で、是非お手に取ってください。 こちら、オーストラリアは朝起きる時間が日に日に暗くなっています。 雨も降り、今週の予報では気温はまだ30度台まで上がりますが、空気はすっかり秋です。 来週末、4月2日深夜で夏時間が終わります。 翌朝だけですが、いつもより1時間起きる時間が遅くなるのです。 実際は、時計とともに生活するので何ら変わりはないのですが、何となく・・・得をしたような?・・・そんな気持ちです。 逆に、夏時間が始まるときは、1時間早く起きなければならない・・・これが結構辛いです。 それまでお日様と一緒に目覚めていたのが、暗い時間に起きなければならない。そう、ちょっと損をしたような気持ちになります。 4月3日からは、日本との時差が2時間から1時間に縮まります。

Toast the Coast – Next weekend 1st of April

Hi, how are you? This is big adventure for me to join huge market next weekend. Toast the Coast in Gosford. Please click the link for detail > There will be 18 wineries, and Small Forest will be one of them! There are so many nice food too !! How exciting 🙂 If you…

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Mark on your calendar ;)

Hi, It’s been beautiful here in Upper Hunter. Yes, it’s “Autumn”. There are few things happening at Small Forest (always) and thought to update. Next weekend – 18th and 19th – is Sake Tasting weekend. Please come alone, try three beautiful high quality sake with food sampling. 1st of April, Small Forest will be at…

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March !

Yes, it is March already! And, tomorrow is the first Saturday….. means Denman Farmer’s Market day! Small Forest is back from this month. Come along, have a look localy produced goods! New exhibition starts from this weekend by Carol Scaramuzzi from Scone. Colourful vibrant her paintings definitely make you smile. Few old barrels are for…

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Have a break

Hi, I don’t want to say because otherwise can’t stop. It is HOT, so let’s have a break 🙂 Wine is not the only friend of lunch or dinner, goes well with sweets 😉 It is nice with pot of tea of course! Why not come to the cellar door, I have cream cheese cake…

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Vintage Dirty, sleepy, wet, hungry, panic, tired, sweaty, stress, sticky everywhere, drama (not always good thing) etc, etc…. And, feeling lonely sometime especially late night or early morning and tired. But I am not alone because I know someone in somewhere is doing exactly the same as what I am doing. We are all doing…

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New Exhibition – Local Artists

Hi everybody, Just thought to update about the gallery. Maude Butta and Natalie Daniel, both are from Denman. Their painting will be here until the end of February.