Our Story

The Past to the Present

Denmark Chocolate Company opened in 2009 and was the inspiration and passion of Chris and Annalise Grain.  After thirteen years of operations, in 2023 they decided to retire and enjoy the wonderful lifestyle that Denmark offers.

In June 2023, Denmark Chocolate Company was purchased by Christine Rumble and David Boulton under the company name of Wine Tree Estate Pty Ltd.

Christine and Dave are avid foodies who love nothing more than experimenting with different flavours of food and beverage.

Whilst looking for a place in the south west to develop short-term holiday accommodation, they fell in love with the beautiful gardens and surrounding forest of the 6-hectare property on which Denmark Chocolate Company is located.

Dave and Christine seized the opportunity to purchase both the land and business to help create their accommodation vision whilst having an established food and beverage operation already in place.

Discovering passions

Chocolate hand-crafting

Dave engaged in personalised sessions with a French patisserie chef to ensure he was the right fit for being a chocolatier, and found not only did he have a natural flair but also a burning passion to embark on this new career.

He continued to develop his chocolate-making skills under the guidance of Chris Grain during the first month of operation. Dave has a background in the jewellery industry, a love of experimenting with flavours, and an obsession with attention to detail, all of which has proven to be a great combination to unlocking the art of making delicious chocolate creations.

    Customer service excellence

    With over 35 years’ experience in the hospitality industry, Christine has escaped her executive career to embark on what she loves most – providing excellence in customer service.

    Passionate about ensuring that everyone has a great experience when visiting Denmark Chocolate Company, Christine will be there greeting you with a welcoming smile and gentle advice to help you in your chocolate pairing journey.

      The Future

      The vision for the property includes the addition of four chalets for short-term accommodation, which will be a perfect holiday destination for couples, social groups, or families. Further information will be made available once approvals are in place.

      Dave and Christine also believe that the Denmark Chocolate Company timeline garden is such an amazing display of foliage and bird life that it should be enjoyed by everyone. As such the gardens will be available for hire for special events including weddings.

      Please contact hello@denmarkchocolate.com.au for further information and bookings.

      Denmark Chocolate Christine and Dave

      Our Values

      Kindness – We welcome our customers and treat them with the same care and respect we would extend to our own family and friends.

      Generosity – We will go out of our way to provide opportunities to delight and surprise our customers during their visit.

      Responsibility – We will respect the environment in which we live and work, always looking for ways to decrease wastage and ensure sustainability.

      Community – We support our neighbours and encourage our customers to experience other local produce and attractions.

      Denmark Chocolate Christine and Dave

      Ready to experience Denmark Chocolate Company for yourself?

      Drop in when you are next in Denmark, we’d love to see you. If you have any questions or would like to book one of our special experiences, please get in touch.