Category Archives: Off the Vine

upper hunter wine and food affair

12 months seems quicker than I thought😅 Upper Hunter Wine and Food Affair is only next week, on the Saturday 5th May this year. Hope you are ready! As you know, this event is the BEST STREET PART!! and you will have so much fun. Wine, food, live music, and attraction etc,. and there are…

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sake tasting

Hi everybody, There have been many inquiry but finally I’m doing. The first sake tasing in 2018 😅 19th and 20th April You will taste three different sake with some food sample for suggestion of matching. Please book advance for number of people, time you would like to do by email to This is…

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More addition to the cellar door

Another addition to the cellar door. Nihonshu – Japanese Sake written by Gautier Roussille Click this  and find out more about this book and Gautier. I met Gautire at the 2012 IWC – International Wine Challenge Sake judging. He was just finished sake making in Japan….. same as myself, he is a winemaker, interested in sake…

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Easter Long Weekend

The cellar door opening day and hours are ….. Good Friday – Closed Easter Saturday – Open Easter Sunday – Open Easter Monday – Open As usual, 10 am to 4 pm. Enjoy beautiful view from the cellar door, sit back with glass of wine. You are more than welcome to bring your own lunch…

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Hong Kong base TK – Tasting Kitchen Magazine E/J

There is an article about Australian Wine in TK33 published in January. Please see below magazine. “Meet seven of Australia’s most innovative wine influensers”. written by Lucy Morgan. p.110 – 119. This is my first article in Hong Kong base magazine, and humble to say but I am one of them with other great winemakers!…

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NEW ADDITION – tumi-isi E/J

So happy to introduce this beauty to everyone, I fell in love at first sight. This is “tumi-isi” from Japan, and available from Easter! Made from the wood of Yoshino Cedar and Cypress grown in the Yoshino region of Nara Prefecture, with natural colouring and courting. The light that is made from the many sides is…

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New Exhibition started! E

Bit of rain change a lot! Last week, we had 31mm, and already see things are bit better than before the rain. Slightly green around and, even something started in my veggie patch! Now, new exhibition started from this Saturday. Sienna Cronin, 12 year old 😉 This exhibition is until the end of April, so…

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日本のお客様へ J

こんにちわ。日本のお客様にご案内です。 ワインはどこで買えるのか?紹介されたワインショップにワインが見つからない、というご連絡が度々ありました。 いろいろなサイトで販売されておりますが、下記のサイトもご確認ください。 オンラインショップ 日本は春らしさがここそこに見られるようになったのではないでしょうか? まだ寒い日もあると思いますが、もう直ぐ春ですね。 それでは、また。

Food and wine – Newcastle Herald Weekender

Very sorry it’s been a while, been busy for vintage obviously as you know it. No news is Good news, and this IS really good news that I have to share with you 🙂 Daniel Honan – wine journalist visited me the other day. We had a look ferments, tasting and talking etc,. and wrote…

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日本でのお問い合わせ先😊 J

皆様こんにちわ👋🏻 こちらは今、収穫真っ最中です! Small Forest は、日本でもご購入いただけます。 2014ヴィンテージのものから日本に少量入っております。 ワインショップ、デパート、レストラン等でお取り扱いいただいております。 お問い合わせは、代理店のヴァイ・アンド・カンパニーまでお願いいたします。 大阪府豊中市宮山町1丁目7番地5号 本社 Tel:06-6841-3553 Fax:06-6841-7221 東京 Tel:03-3779-2123