Community News

Newcastle Herald Feature- February 2018

Newcastle Herald- Small Forest Feature March 2018

 Atsuko and Small Forest have been featured in the Newcastle Herald's Food & Wine section. Full article can be viewed here.

Premium Japan Feature– January 2018

Atsuko featured in Premium Japan Online

Congratulations to Atsuko, owner of Small Forest Winery, who has been featured in an online article for Premium Japan. Full article can be viewed here.


The Coal Face Magazine – December 2017

The Coalface Magazine December 2017


2017 ASVO Viticulturalist of the Year

Liz Riley & her award

"The ASVO Viticulturist of the year, was awarded Liz Riley, owner and operator of Vitibit, a viticultural consultancy based in the Hunter Valley, New South Wales. Liz was recognised for her expertise in the sustainable management of vineyard pests and diseases including her contribution to numerous research, development and extension projects focussed on fungicide resistance, practical implementation and recommendations for effective pest and disease control."
Source: https://www.asvo.com.au/asvo/2017-award-winners/

Congratulations to Liz Riley, viticulturist for our Merton Vineyard, for winning The Australian Society of Viticulture and Oenology's (ASVO) Viticulturalist of the Year.

Under Liz’s guidance and implementation by our vineyard manager, Rodney Muldoon, and his colleague, David Costello, Merton is now producing grapes of a consistently high quality recognised and purchased by other winemakers in the Hunter Valley.



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