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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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Can you cellar white wine?

  Our winemaker, Josef Orbach has been making Riesling for over 16 years (and drinking it from the age of 18, back in 1968!) ⁠⁠Josef's true love for Riesling sparked in 1976 when he purchased his first case of 1920's Yalumba 'Cart Door' Riesling for just $2 in Auction! What excited Josef about aged Riesling was the rollercoaster of cellaring such a varietal. and So, we thought we'd share some of Josef's thoughts on cellaring white wines:   "Every 12-18 months the wine morphs and re-morphs itself over and over again - so picking the wines for tasting can be very hit or miss and often result in very interesting flavour profiles. I find that Rieslings with high acidity, and...

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Ande's Pickled Fennel

Fennels are in season - and we certainly have extra time on our hands during lockdowns in Melbourne. Ande recently made a spicy version of her favourite Pickled Fennel which goes beautifully with charcuterie boards & our Side Gate Riesling!  INGREDIENTS:  3kg fennel finely sliced 1kg red onion finely sliced 2 tbsp sea salt 1.5kg white sugar 1.5lt white wine vinegar 1tbsp fennel seed 1tbsp celery salt 3 long red chillies finely sliced METHOD:Finely slice the fennel and onion and place in a large colander, sprinkling eachlayer with some salt. Leave overnight resting on a bowl. This salting process notonly draws water out of the vegetables, it gives it lovely crunchiness.. To make the pickling mixture, add the remainder...

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✨ New Release ✨ 2019 Organic Riesling - Clare Valley!

So fresh it's hidden amongst the foliage! ⁠*New Release* 2019 Organic Riesling - Clare Valley ⁠⁠One of Josef's favourite varietals this Organic Riesling is bright straw green in colour, the aroma is intensely packed with spice, citrus zest and lemon blossom. ⁠⁠The overly rich palate ranges through honey, lemon, lime and flinty mineral characters; all combining in an excellent wine with great balance and length.⁠⁠Fresh to the web-store for just $15, check the link in bio

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Shipping Rates and Delivery Estimates April 2020

As of April 14th 2020 Orbach Family Wines Pty Ltd has made changes to shipping rates for all online purchases. Free delivery to VIC, NSW, ACT, SA. Shipping rates apply by weight per dozen for TAS ($40/doz), QLD ($50/doz), WA ($60/doz), NT ($90/doz).  Please find the full list of shipping rates and delivery estimates below (please note times may vary as shipping may be affected by COVID-19 lockdowns, we recommend contacting us for more information on tracking your order by calling 03 9417 5757). ZONE WEIGHT COST DELIVERY ESTIMATE MELBOURNE METRO (20km radius of CBD) Unlimited  FREE Next business day using our delivery driver. VICTORIA  Unlimited  FREE 2 - 3 business days Australia Post tracking upon request. NEW SOUTH WALES...

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