Category Archives: Off the Vine

TBSで放映されました J

みなさんこんにちわ。 まだ8月ですが、暖かいですね・・・。 既にご覧になった方もいらっしゃるかも知れません。配信が遅れ失礼しました。 先日、TBSで放送されたものがこちらから見ることができます。   女性の社会進出をテーマとする、WAW- World Assembling of Women からの流れで、TBSの取材を受けました。   最後の部分ですが、私は海外に出よ!と言っているのではないのです。 国内外に限らず、視野を広く、先を恐れず、失敗を恐れず、周りに迷惑をかけぬよう、家族に心配をかけぬよう、自分の出来ること、好きなことを少しずつやって行こうという気持ちが大切だと思います。 知らないことを知ることはとてもワクワクする、楽しいことです。 昨日知らなかった事でも今日は既に知っている。(今は、忘れることも増えています)   小さな一歩で良い、一歩でも先に進まなければ、その先にはいけないのです。 間違ったことをしたら、次は同じ間違いをしないようにする。 歳をとっても、子供の頃に学んだこういう事を反覆する毎日です。   人生良いことばかりは起こりません。努力してもどうにもならないことも時にはあります。でも、だから日常というものの尊さ、そして良い事が起きた時、それを心から喜ぶ、感謝する事ができると思うのです。   誰もが皆、それぞれの立場で生きています。 苦悩は人それぞれですが、誰もが願うことは同じではないでしょうか? 行き着くところは・・・・・世界平和・・かな?😊 下記リンクから、ご覧ください。…

Sake Tasting in August

Finally scheduled the sake tasting. The weekend of 24th and 25th August!Booking is essential, book by sending email to $25 per personYou will be tasting three different sake with food samplingSit with Atsuko to go through sake, history, sake making, culture etc,. Curious about sake?Throw your question to Atsuko 😉Hope you can join.

Caro String Quartet

Thanks very much for many bookings.It is full house now, but please let me know if you would like to join.I may be able to squeeze you in, see what I can do. Also, the new exhibition is up now![ Agrivis ] by architect Christie Farr who created this amazing simply but deep thoughts.This will…

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this weekend

Now only few days to the concert.And, I have a wonderful news for everybody. Clarinet Virtuoso Peter Jenkin is now joining!(Can you believe this?) Also, program is now released as below.Anton Webern – Langsamer SatzBrahms Clarinet QuintetErich Wolfgang Korngold – String Quartet No 2 Please book your seats before too late.we can only limited seat…

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Outlet Sale

It’s Winter on calendar, but not quite chill enough isn’t it…. Just wanted to let everybody know that there is Outlet sales!2016 Verdelho with a bit of dint on caps unfortunately, but wine taste the same. $99 per 6 pack at the cellar door to pick up. If you can’t visit the cellar door?We can…

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Caro String Quartet 23rd June Caro String 5th concert at Small Forest Cellar Door is on 23rd June, 15:00. Please book advance since seats are limited. You can book through FB event page as you see here, send email to or alternatively visit the cellar door on the weekend. Hope you can join and enjoy their magnificent performance.

Sake tasting this easter weekend

Easter weekend 🥚🐰🍫🥰Have you booked sake tasting this Saturday and Sunday?You can book by email to or message on this FB page.I just back from this year’s IWC sake judge in London, and ready for sake tasting with you.There were so many beautiful sake this year again. If you want to know a bit…

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Let’s meet at Art Gallery in Newcastle!

This is going to be a wonderful night. On the 29th Friday March, there is “Japanese Omatsuri” at Newcastle Atr Gallery. I will be there to show you some beautiful sake – you have to try!! – Click this > LINK, and find out more!I say you don’t want to miss this great night. Hopefully…

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Gold Medal at Sakura Award E/J

2014 Orange Shiraz did again!This time, at Sakura Award in Japan, and GOLD Medal !! It’s been awarded consistence since it was released which is wonderful!2015 at Oraneg Wine Show – Silver2017 International Wine Challenge – Silverand this Gold Medal!! Especially this wine was my very first wine I made under Small Forest, so I…

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News, News!

Have you seen Hunter Valley News or Muswellbrook Chronical?Muku and Toni have been on both recently! Hunter Valley News < click this linkMuswellbrook Chronicle < click this link Also, their videos have been on their FB page as well, not so much about my wine…. but that’s ok😜 Absolutely hilarious, and you will laugh 🤣Imagine,…

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