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Josef's Red Wine Vinegar

The key to making red wine vinegar is: Source the 'mother culture' from an existing vinegar or buy the culture from Constante Imports. Be sure the base wine is sulphur free before adding the “mother culture” If using commercial bottled wine, open and allow to breath for 20 days so the sulphur blows off. Start off with a 2 litre batch and allow the culture to grow for 12 months before bottling vinegar RED WINE VINEGAR  My red wine vinegar was born to a 17 year old “mother “ culture sourced from the Costante Family in Preston. Lovingly nurtured in my Collingwood cellar, the base wine is predominately Shiraz and spans 3 vintages (2015 -18) Left to rest and develop over two years, the...

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Ande's Strawberry Jam Recipe

Ande & Josef have been making preserves for over 27 years. It all started when they moved to the Clare Valley in 1993, to escape the city life of Melbourne. During that time they were living in a big beautiful house near Hill Town. The classic Australian style house with corrugated iron and a huge wrap around veranda, backing onto the property of a sheep sheerer. During this retreat from the hustle and bustle, Ande and Josef spent time with their daughters, and made their way through a little recipe book called Jams and Chutneys, (which they still have today - filled with notes, and additions to many jams and chutneys). If you've ever visited our winemakers garage sale - you'll know exactly what were talking about...

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2021 Halliday Companion Reviews Side Gate Wines

We're very pleased with this years reviews in the 2021 Halliday Wine Companion. Here's what they had to say about our wines:  2021 HALLIDAY WINE COMPANION REVIEWS: SIDE GATE ART SERIES2018 Tempranillo Adelaide Hills Macerated for 10 days before transfer to older French wood for a year of maturation. A large-framed wine that is as pulpy, grapey and joyous as it is astringent and twiggy across the finish. This said, it is among the better renditions of this grape in Australia and I have faith that the components will meld in time. Dark fruit allusions, anise and violet. SIDE GATE ART SERIES2018 Tempranillo + Pinot Noir Adelaide Hills Tempranillo is the mainstay of the blend at 70%, servicing a plump medium-bodied...

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