Leveret Shiraz | Barossa Valley

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Leveret is the French term for a baby hare, which narrowly escapes being run over by the tractor from row to row.

Liebich Leveret Shiraz is a single vineyard 100% Shiraz for fans of Barossa reds. The fruit grows on 33 year old vines on the Liebich property in Rowland Flat in the eastern foothills of Rowland Flat, where heavier red brown black soils predominate.

Traditional techniques of hand plunging, basket-pressing and bottling without fining or filtration, all help to preserve the essence of fruit. All Liebich reds are vegan friendly due to no fining. Older vintages are very low in sulfites as any initial sulfur dioxide has been used up over extended time in bottle. Maturation for 24 months in seasoned American and French oak has delivered a complex wine with intense dark berries balanced superbly with spiced vanillin oak flavours.

This wine was bottled under screwcap to immortalise the magnificent flavours beyond the life span of cork. It will reward cellaring for at least 10 years. We recommend serving with any pizza or pasta dish and richly flavoured foods.

2018 Taste Notes: Deep burgundy red. Bouquet of ripe dark berries, cherries, dark chocolate and vanilla spice. Lush chocolate flavours coat the mouth like velvet with bold dark berry fruit length. A medium to full-bodied wine with subtle oak tannins, a silky smooth palate and excellent length.

All Vintages Produced: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018

Buy the latest vintage here

Custom Wine Gift Ideas

Custom gift ideas

Custom Personalised Wine Bottles

Perfect for Christmas, Birthdays, Corporate Gifts and Special Events

You choose the wine and packaging, we do the rest!

We offer a personalised boutique wine experience for our customers. Your custom label or personal message can be added to a selection of wine styles including cleanskins and current labelled stock.

Choose from ready-to-drink cleanskin reds or fortified wines of various age and complexity. We can also arrange presentation packs of 1-4 bottles.

Current reds available: Cabernet Shiraz 2012, Old Vine Shiraz 2012

Fortified wines available: Aged blends of Muscat, Semillon or Tawny style

375mL  from $8 per bottle

750mL – from $10 per bottle

This is the perfect gift for loved ones, corporate gifts, wedding bonbonnieres or events.

Contact us to discuss your ideas and get a quote!

The Lofty Cabernet Sauvignon – Museum Release

The Lofty Cabernet Sauvignon square

Liebich Lofty Cabernet Sauvignon is wine of great quality and character dedicated to Ron’s father, “Lofty” (Lesley Alwyn) Liebich (1916-1953) who was a man with high ideals. Produced in special vintages since 1992 when the cellar door was established.

Single vineyard wine sourced from the old 40 acre block, planted by Clarence Walter “Darkie” Liebich in 1969. Dead arm affliction reduces yield but enhances flavour as does the use of hand-pruning and minimal irrigation. The vines grow on heavy black biscay soil at Rowland Flat on the eastern foothills of the Barossa.

Special museum stock is released as it becomes available. The last vintage 2006 bottled under The Lofty label was a very good growing season resulting in an extremely low yield of 1 tonne per acre. Traditional techniques of hand plunging, basket-pressing with no fining or filtration were employed for fuller flavour.

A typical Liebichwein Cabernet Sauvignon is a rich and enticing wine exhibiting violet and spiced blackberry fruit nuances perfectly balanced with the subtle oak after maturation for over five years in various aged French oak barrels. Super concentrated flavours and ultra silky tannins. This style of Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon will always be good drinking and will reward patience with bottle maturation for at least 15-20 years.

Liebich The Lofty Old Vine Cabernet Sauvignon

Vintages released: 2006, 2004, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1995, 1992

Purchase special museum release Vintage 2004 here.

Tempranillo & Petit Verdot | Barossa Valley

TEMPT is a red blend that was released a few times in the history of Liebichwein when the fruit was available. The wine is a unique blend of Tempranillo, Petit Verdot and Merlot. Tempranillo and Petit Verdot grapes have been planted on the Liebich property since 2000. The fruit grows in heavy red/black soils on the southern foothills of the Barossa Ranges. The Petit Verdot and Tempranillo vines are some of the oldest in the Barossa Valley region. Merlot came from mature vines over 20 years old.

Traditional techniques of hand plunging, basket-pressing and bottling without fining or filtration, all help to preserve the essence of fruit. All Liebich reds are vegan-friendly due to no fining. Older vintages are very low in sulfites as any initial sulfur dioxide has been used up over an extended time in bottle.

These wines were bottled under screwcap to immortalise the magnificent flavours beyond the life span of cork. Only small batches were made from select vintages over the years. Less than 2 dozen of each vintage remain from a stash of bottles that have been stored in cellar conditions.

All Vintages Produced: 2004, 2014

TEMPT Vintage 2004 – 73% Tempranillo, 15% Merlot, 12% Petit Verdot, Oak maturation of 8 months in French and Hungarian oak.

Deep, dark red with a brick red tinge. A wholly tempting fruit-driven style with pronounced raspberry and mulberry aromas. Berry, oak and mushroom flavours entwine with the soft fine tannins. A well balanced wine with great length. 13.7 % alc/vol

TEMPT Vintage 2014 – 44% Petit Verdot, 38% Merlot, 18% Tempranillo, Oak maturation for 18 months in seasoned French oak

Deep, dark red with a brick red tinge. A wholly tempting blend. Petit Verdot provides attractive berry fruits, Merlot rounds out the smooth body and a splash of Tempranillo adds depth and lengthens the palate. 14.5 % alc/vol

A perfect weekend in Barossa Valley

Barossa Ranges in Summer with lush green vines

Our perfect weekend in Barossa Valley begins with driving through the Adelaide Hills. If you’re coming from Adelaide city, take the scenic drive winding along Gorge Road through Cudlee Creek, Kersbrook and Williamstown. If you’re around on a Saturday morning, you can catch delicious locally grown and made produce at the Barossa Farmers Market in Angaston open from 7:30 to 11:30am.

Follow this up with lunch at one of the many cellar doors and cafes. You can get a really good value feed me option at Harvest Kitchen. There are many cafes in Tanunda such as Black Bird Coffee House, Keils and Darlings Cafe. In the southern end of the Valley, we recommend The Table Cafe and Vintage Chef Co.

Barossa food Apex Bakery preztels

For a feed of traditional German-style food, you can’t go past Apex Bakery in Tanunda (open weekdays and Saturdays). Try the salt sticks, pretzels, streusel cake and our family favourite beinenstich (bee sting cake) – a classic Bavarian cake made with brioche dough, pastry cream or custard, topped with a honey-almond mixture. You can also find Barossa Valley Ice Cream and Browns Barossa Gourmet Donuts to stock up on sweet treats.

Now it’s time to explore delicious drinks amongst the 90 cellar doors and a growing number of breweries and distilleries. Many places now take bookings for paid tastings so book ahead allowing enough time to tantalise your taste buds. Take your pick of places to visit just as long as Liebichwein is on your itinerary.

For a weekend dinner, make sure you book ahead as restaurants get busy. We recommend Ferment Asian and Char Barossa in Tanunda, Vintners in Angaston and The Lord Lyndoch just down the road.

Barossa view Menglers Hill in winter

Drives – Menglers Hill, Steingarten Road through to Trial Hill Road, Seppeltsfield and Greenock for village atmosphere and the famous palm trees that line the roads

Walks – Kaiserstuhl, Steingarten Road. There are many useful maps and information from this walking trails website.

Bike rides – The Mawson Trail goes past our driveway and winds further up Steingarten Road. There is a sealed bike trail going through Rowland Flat into Tanunda. There is a useful Barossa By Bike map available on the Barossa Council website. You’ll find handy facilities next to the Barossa Tourism office in Tanunda for public showers and toilets.

For a drink between meals or after dark, head to local wine bar Z Wines on the main street in Tanunda. You’ll find platters for the whole family and local acoustic entertainment in a comfy atmosphere.

There is plenty to do for families. We recommend the Barossa Adventure Station for a fun playground and picnic areas, Barossa Bowland for bowling and dinosaur minigolf. Don’t forget the wonders of the Whispering Wall part of the dam wall located in the Barossa Reservoir Reservoir known for its unique acoustic effects. Words whispered at one side can be clearly heard on the other, more than 100 metres away. Check out the Play and Go website for detailed family-friendly guides for the Barossa region.

Only one hour by car from Adelaide, Barossa Valley is the perfect weekend escape for wine and food lovers. Check out the Barossa Guidebook for more information.

Recipe Ideas with Muscat Barrel-Aged Wine Vinegar

Fortified wine Muscat barrel aged vinegar Barossa

Liebich Barrel-Aged Muscat Vinegar

Delicious sweet and sour Muscat vinegar made from Barossa Muscat fortified wine aged in oak barrels. This vinegar is obtained naturally as wine ages in barrels by “acetobacter”, which transforms the wine alcohol into acetic acid.

Use this vinegar to enhance food flavours. Use in place of red wine and balsamic vinegar to add lovely fruit flavours without adding darker colour to food and dressings. Perfect for a salad, glaze or drizzle over fruit.

Vinegar bottles are in limited stock, and only available at Liebichwein Cellar Door.

Make a Glaze

A sweet sherry style glaze is perfect to accentuate chicken or salmon flavours or use as a sweet dessert glaze on berries or ice cream.

  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • ½ cup Muscat wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp water

Mix sugar and vinegar in a small saucepan. Simmer to form a thick syrup and remove from heat. Add one teaspoon of water to thin the syrup slightly.

Rosemary Marinade for Meat

  • 2 tbsp sherry vinegar
  • 2 tsp dried rosemary
  • 1 tbsp good quality mustard
  • 1 tsp garlic powder (optional)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Tangy Fruit Salsa

Finely chop:

  • ½ cup fruit (mango, peach, pineapple)
  • 1 spring onion or ½ red onion
  • 3 tbsp fresh herbs (parsley, coriander, chives)
  • 1 tsp Muscat wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • Fresh chiles to taste
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Mix all together and serve with wraps and tacos.