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Josef and Emme make Kimchi

Its always a wonder cooking with live cultures - ingredients that gradually ferment allowing the flavours to develop and become more complex, tangy and spicy over time! (Just magical, really!) Here is a simple Kimchi recipe that is a treat to slowly prepare and make over the course of the weekend (especially with a few wines at hand!) - Not only is it filled with good bacteria for your gut - you'll find this Kimchi so delicious, that you'll be having it as a side with most meals: Traditional Kimchi Recipe Check out Emme's Kimchi breakfast - with deep fried rice noodles: Emme is josef's youngest daughter who contributes to Orbach Family Wines with beautiful design, and keeps customers up to...

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Orbach Family Wines are off to Hong Kong!

It's been a little while since these two teamed up together: Our winemaker Josef Orbach, and label designer John Jewell share a passion for beautiful design, and delicious wine! They'll be flying off next week to be part of the Australian Wine contingent at VINEXPO in Hong Kong and will be show casing our Side Gate Wines and a variety of innovative export labels. 

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Pinot lovers rejoice: WE WON BRONZE!

For a small family wine business in the gigantic world of wine, we are packing a punch!! And so, we’re very proud to announce our recent win at the London International Wine Competition 2018 with our 2017 Pinot Noir Adelaide Hills. A bronze is no mean feat in this show amongst shows. Worthy of note: No Pinot Noir’s were allocated a Gold and one Silver went to Santa Barbara, USA. This win has confirmed our place as a serious wine company dedicated to delivering great quality wines at very fair prices. For the lovers of Pinot Noir it can be an expensive journey to source and enjoy this amazing grape variety, there are also many ways to approach the handling...

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ANDE ORBACHs Gluten Free Deluxe Christmas Cake

My first real lesson in Xmas cake baking came from the beautiful Hilltown SA CWA ladies in1994. Hilltown is 11km’s North of Clare. Not only was I given a great recipe and tips on how to bake the cake but step by step how to do a real icing decoration. I recall vividly bringing ithome to Melbourne to share. Not everyone was as suitably impressed as I was, but probably one of those cases of “You had to be there!” Our family stint of real country life, brings back so many fond memories. It was the Mulberry tree in the garden, that set me on a path of jam, pickle and chutney making. Anywhere, heres the recipe....

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ANDE'S RECIPE: OYSTER PATTIES

Many years ago I visited New Zealand and had a Paura fritter in a Wellington Fish and Chip Shop I have never forgotten that taste. Oh to have one again. However I am a Pescatorian and love Oysters, preferably freshly shucked. But there are those times when you over cater. After our recent Oyster night at Side Gate HQ we had a few dozen spare– Josef purchased 80 dozen wooooooah!! Ocean Made Robert Street Collingwood go see them they are amazing, if you can’t see your dream fish in the pristine shop they have it out back. Thats another story! Warning freeze your oysters only if in great condition. Our motto : When in doubt chuck it out. Serve with...

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