Liebichwein Home Barrel Competition
Do you have your own home barrel?
Are you proud of how it is developing?
Would you like feedback from an experienced winemaker?
Liebichwein run this unique wine judging competition for home barrel owners to compete for the honorary title of BEST HOME BARREL BLEND in Australia.
This is your chance to win bragging rights and a swag of rare fortified wines that can be used as blending material. Gain recognition for your wine blending skills and receive valuable feedback from a winemaker with over 50 years experience producing fortified wine styles.
Liebichwein take great pride in offering fortified wines for home barrel owners and aim to reward the patience and skill in taking on this challenge. Budding winemakers are encouraged to enter one or more samples of their own home barrel fortified for professional evaluation by Ron Liebich and an experienced wine judging panel.
- Liebichwein Home Barrel Competition is open to all home barrel owners Australia-wide
- Entry forms, fees and samples are to be received by the due date to be eligible.
- Sample size required is minimum 200mL in a well-sealed glass bottle/jar with secure packaging
- Entry fee is $10 per sample
- Each entry must have a separate entry form
- All entries must be labelled with entrant’s name, phone number and email
- All entries can be delivered to Liebichwein during cellar door hours or posted to the winery
- All wines will be judged in a blind tasting by an experienced panel
- Prizes will be awarded to the Top 3 wines
- Tasting notes and feedback will be provided to each entrant
- Entries close Friday 27th September 2019
- Sample delivery due by Sunday 29th September 2019
- Winners announced in early October 2019
For more information, please email email@example.com
All the traditions of the long-running Barosa Vintage Festival were celebrated in April 2019. We had a ball celebrating a century of Liebich family winemaking heritage in the Barossa Valley. Winemaking is in Ron’s blood starting with his Grandfather, Benno Liebich, who established a family winery in Rowland Flat in 1919.
The cricket theme for the float was selected given that between Ron, his Uncle “Darkie” and grandfather Benno they had notched up 100 vintages not out. We rolled out the turf on the back of a truck, set up stumps, donned the whites and rolled the arm over.
Read more about Liebich family history here.
Eyre Peninsula Field Days entice to head west every two years for a huge 3 day event in August. We make sure that we’re stocked with plenty of wine including a pallet tank of Ron’s Blend Tawny to sell by the litre.
The tasting bar serves a range of Liebichwein reds and fortifieds in the Food and Lifestyle area.
It’s fantastic to return each year and see our regular customers and meet new ones and to give them a taste of the Barossa Valley.
Home barrel owners have the chance to be crowned with ‘best fortified blend’. Do you have a port you are proud of or simply want some advice to make it even better?
Having a home barrel to age your own wine is fantastic! By running this competition, we aim to reward the patience and skill in taking on this challenge. Budding winemakers are encouraged to enter one or more samples of their own home barrel fortified for professional evaluation by Ron and an experienced judging panel.
Home Barrel Competition entries are open now to all home barrel owners Australia-wide as long as a 200mL wine sample can be sent without spilling a precious drop. All entries must be received by 8th September 2018 for judging (entry fee $10 per wine). Entries can be dropped off at Liebichwein during cellar door hours or posted to the winery in a well-sealed bottle/jar with secure packaging. Prizes awarded for the Top 3 wines selected and will be announced by the end of September. First prize is a specially made dipstick trophy, a set of rare fortified wines and bragging rights. Second and third prizes are a 375 mL bottle of rare fortified wine aged over 20 years old which can be used as blending material for your barrel.
Home Barrel Competition Entry Form
Winter Warming Fortifieds and Chocolates
Sweet tooths were satisfied at this special event as part of the Barossa Seasons Winter 2018 events held on July 7th-8th.
Fortified winemaking is considered one of our specialties. Liebich family members have been grape growers and winemakers in the Barossa Valley for almost 100 years. We are extremely proud to be keeping Barossa and family traditions alive.
Over 70 people were served a set of Janet’s homemade chocolate truffles matched with the range of premium aged fortified varieties in four tasting sessions in the cosy barrel shed. Ron welcomed everyone and talked about his passion for fortified wines and about how the different flavour profiles and winemaking characteristics make each grape variety so special.
Wine and Chocolate pairings were:
Classic Frontignac – White chocolate spiced fruit and orange
Classic Muscat – Milk chocolate roasted almond, apricot and honey
Classic Semillon – Dark chocolate salted caramel ganache
Grand Tawny – Dark chocolate glazed fig and Rare Tawny
Congratulations to our social media competition winner Louise who won a pair of tickets to the event, and also to Cassie who won the draw for a bottle of Rare Semillon for signing up to our mailing list over the weekend.
Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves and we appreciate people getting out on a winter’s afternoon to relax in the Barossa.
See more photos here