Winemaker Atsuko Radcliffe is the first female winemaker in Japan, and the only Japanese winemaker to establish a wine brand in Australia.
Her first vintage was 1987 in Japan, exploring and worked in France in 1990, and then vintage works in Australia from 1995 for more experiences until decided to work and stay in Australia in 1999.
With over 35 years in a career of winemaking, with hands on experience in the making of sake at Urakasumi Sake Brewery in Shiogama, Miyagi Japan in 2009 to 2010.
Back in Australia, kept working as a winemaker in NSW and Victoria.
In later 2013, she took the opportunity and Small Forest was born.
The name SMALL FOREST™ is a direct translation of her Japanese family name (Kobayashi) 小林 and Wisteria is her family crest.
Atsuko brings a unique sensibility to winemaking. Flavour, texture, and harmony are considerations when making wines that are able to be consumed with even the most subtle of foods.
Also, you have a rare opportunity to taste Sake with Atsuko, who is a Panel Chair Judge at The International Wine Challenge, Sake Division.
This is a very informative introduction to the various styles and techniques used in making sake, showcasing some fine examples with some sample of food.
Please book advance.