Small Forest Wine
Discover an exciting boutique winery Small Forest in Upper Hunter, guided by Atsuko herself, the first female winemaker in Japan - and enjoy having an insight into her winemaking visions at the Cellar Door.
36 years of winemaking including Japan, France and different states in Australia, adding Atsuko has experiences of Sake making back in Japan in 2009 and 2010 for two seasons.
At the Cellar Door, you can experience not only wine tasting. Sake tasting with Atsuko who is an International Wine Challenge Sake Panel Chair Judge. Please check availability, and booking is recommended.
And soon, the Sake bottle shop will be open on the weekend also. You can purchase bottled Sake not only tasting. Atsuko will help how to select Sake.
Atsuko makes only four wines - Verdelho, Chardonnay, Rose (100 per cent Shiraz) and Shiraz, all wine are food friendly style.
Wines have been awarded at several wine shows including International Wine Challenge.
The cellar door is an art gallery, and they have local artists paintings and photos, changing every two to three months. There are craft workshop at the cellar door few times a year, also String quartet concert once a year.
The view from the Cellar Door is looking over the precious town of Denman. There are high quality products from local and far, also Japanese craftwork are available.
Actively welcomes people with access needs.
Ask all visitors if there are any specific needs to be met
Caters for people who are blind or have vision loss
Caters for people who use a wheelchair.
Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance. (This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids)
Have a step free main entrance to the building and/or reception area (includes ramps or slopes with a maximum gradient of 1:14, otherwise are too steep for wheelchairs)
Have a wheelchair accessible toilet / shower and change room
Have accessible seating areas in theatrette
Have an accessible public toilet which is unlocked
Have an appropriate area for toileting an assistance dog
Have at least one wheelchair accessible parking space with wheelchair accessible signage clearly displayed (International standards are 3200mm wide x 2500 mm high)
Have grab rails in the bathroom
Have handrails on all your stairways
Have step free access to restaurant, lounge and bar
Have step free outdoor pathways (includes picnic areas, barbecues and shelters)
Have wheelchair accessible picnic tables (picnic tables require 720mm knee clearance and 800mm maximum height)
Offer multiple options for booking - web, email, phone
Provide information in large print
Provide seating in common areas including reception area
Use floors/coverings which are slip resistant, firm and smooth
Use Plain English / easy read signage and information (includes menus and emergency information)
Welcomes and assists people who have challenges with learning, communication, understanding and behaviour. (includes people with autism, intellectual disability, Down syndrome, acquired brain injury (ABI), dyslexia and dementia)