Japanese wine tasting night with complementary food!We are excited to plan a wine tasting led by an expert in Japanese wine, Denis Gastin, and a Japanese-born winemaker from the Hunter Valley, Atsuko Radcliffe, founder of Small Forest wines.
Yuki's at the Quay will be the venue for a wonderful evening of wine tasting with matching Japanese dishes, including appetisers, tempura and Wagyu beef.
Yuki's is a fine dining venue in the Overseas Passenger Terminal, with fabulous views of Sydney Harbour and the Opera House.Wines to be tasted include two from Small Forest, and others from Grace and Aruga Branca of Yamanashi, Japan.
Note that registrations are limited to 30 people.
Profile of leaders for wine tasting
Denis Gastin grew up in Australia's Central and Northeast Victorian wine regions and has had a lifelong interest in wine. Assignments as an Australian trade official in China and Japan opened up new wine vistas for him and, after leaving the government service, he has written extensively about the wine industry in Asia, as well as about Australian wine and other wine topics. Among others, he has been a judge at the Japan Wine Competition since its inception, and is a contributor to many industry magazines and publisher of the Australian & New Zealand Grapegrower & Winemaker Magazine.
Atsuko Radcliffe is the first female winemaker in Japan, and the only Japanese winemaker to establish a wine brand in Australia – the name SMALL FOREST™ is a direct translation of her Japanese family name (Kobayashi) 小林. With some knowledge of sake as well, she brings a unique approach to winemaking. Her first vintage the 2014 Orange Shiraz has received numerous medals, including Silvers at the Orange Wine Show and the International Wine Challenge in London, and a Gold at the Sakura Award in Japan.