Category Archives: Off the Vine

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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Old barrels for sale

Old wine barrels for sale300L Hogshead, 8 available – $200 each225L Barrique, 3 available – $150 eachPick up only

New exhibition starts 2nd February

Nearly the end of January, means there is a new exhibition starts! February and March’s exhibition is something different. I’m so happy to let you know. ‘Whispered Black’ by Tomoko Oka from Central Coast. On the first day, 2nd of February, 1 pm, she will demonstrate an art, something huge! So, don’t miss this out.…

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Hunter Vintage 2019 – Newcastle Herald

I really have to share this great article about the vintage in Hunter. Newcastle Herald, written by Daniel Honan who knows the industry well. This is the link, and I recommend to everybody to ready this if you are involved Australian wine. Newcastle Herald ← click this link I finished whites, Chardonnay clone 548 is almost…

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