In the depths of winter in Barossa Valley. It’s always cold and wet, but it usually never snows. On 12th July 2016 a sudden hail storm passed through Rowland Flat and surrounding towns leaving snow-like trails. This was nothing compared to the hail that fell exactly four years ago to the day in a bizarre coincidence. The freak hail storm in 2012 only affected a very narrow band of the Barossa Ranges including our property on Steingarten Road, Rowland Flat. It hailed so much in 2012, it really did look like snow!
This is our favourite event on the wine tourism calendar.?We love the way it showcases the Barossa as a whole be it food, wine, art, heritage or community spirit.
In the Barossa there are big plans and preparations for the upcoming festival held in the April school holidays.
The programme is getting back to its grass roots events, popular?in the early years.?We are happy to see this swing back to the good?times of the past. The vineyards will be dotted with scarecrows, all the wineries will be presenting special feature events including ourselves with chocolate and?fortifieds.
Liebichwein will again be sponsoring the grapetreading? and presenting our wines at Barossa Comes Home, a special event?held after the Festival Parade at Tanunda Oval on Saturday April 18th 2015.
We are always asked to provide tips for tourists and visitors to the Barossa. There is a great list featured in the winter issue of Barossa Living Magazine. It offers more to see and do than just activities for?vinophiles. You can?take friends and family a bit off the main tourist trail and show off areas of natural beauty with amazing lookouts, it also covers foodie and cultural hangouts.?We must thank the crew from Lyndoch Hill for the mention too!
The Liebich family are proud custodians of a collection of fortified barrels spanning over 80 years. Our popular range of premium aged fortified blends is currently on route to China which is an exciting development for Liebichwein!
This order gave us a chance to refresh the blends and packaging. The four liqueur wines made from Muscat, Frontignac, Semillon and Grenache now come in handy screw cap bottles with names such as Classic Muscat and Grand Tawny to reflect the new Australian Fortified Codes.
We want to thank those who came out to dine with us at Bramble & Vine in North Carlton. It was a relaxed evening with 30 guests enjoying sophisticated food and a diverse range of wines. Our hostess Leila was a genuine professional who made sure everyone felt welcome and their glass was always full. The evening kicked off with a tasting of all our current wines and the launch of The Darkie Shiraz 2006 (vintage number 12 of this flagship wine!). During dinner we surprised guests by serving the 2002 Lofty and Darkie which are holding up extremely well, especially under screw cap. Everyone had a great night!