Author Archives: Atsuko Radcliffe

Do you like Classical Music?

Small Forest is now sponsor of  CARO String Quartet.  

Blue Sky

What a wonderful day….. hope all of you had a great day. Spring is just there 🙂

Who are you?

    In the middle of huge Bird of Paradise, it must be the best spot for “you”. I won’t tell anyone 🙂

Come Here and Relax

He was absolutely huge, easily 2 m tall, just outside of the cellar door. Once he has lying down, there were many Kangaroo slowly walked(?) in the lawn and started eating grass. They know it’s safe and peaceful here. We would like to share this place with everybody.  

Would you like taste something not really have chance ??

Please send email to if you would like to join this tasting. Entry will be closed when reached to 10 people. You have a rare opportunity to….. 1. Taste barrel sample of 2014 Shiraz with Winemaker – Atsuko 2. Taste three fine sake with Sake making experienced, also IWC sake judge – Atsuko And, pot…

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We never have time to sit down

We are always busy….. At the Merton vineyard, we are cutting arms and spraying mound to minimise the survival of truck disease pathogens. This is preparation of “grafting” Yes, we will have different variety soon.        


Small Forest will be at Denman Farmers Market this Saturday ! The cellar door will be closed, so please come to the Market to discover more!! 1st Saturday of each month, rain hail or shine!! Yes, we are tough!  (except May) 8 am to 1 pm – Lions Park, at the top of Ogilvie Street…

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Rain works good!

Rain works good! Had 42 mm of rain over the weekend! Rain made the soil soft and my job easier. I love this super tool!!

Where is 2014 Shiraz?

“Where is 2014 Shiraz?” The answer is  – in Barrels –  French oak, Tight grain (check how tight it is), Medium to Medium + toast, New and Old barrels. Racked once, but still need more time.