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Ron Liebich’s Vintage 2017 Report

 

 

 

 

 

Is it coincidence that Lindsay Head’s number was 17 (famous South Australian footballer in the 60’s), and therefore Ron’s favourite number?

Vintage 2017 has been the best year that Ron can recall since 1996 in terms of weather, quantity and quality of all types of fruit on our property, not only wine and table grapes.

The start of harvest was like a return to ‘normal’ and not 3 weeks early as in recent years with such hot summers. Vintage threatened to finish early, before a cool damp spell gave way to an Indian summer, which extended the season and improved the quality and flavour of the subsequent wine. Ron is particularly happy with the 2017 fortifieds to keep bulk stocks topped up. He even crushed some Shiraz for a one off vintage fortified wine.

It was a nice change to have picking spread out from mid March into the first week of May. This meant a chance to enjoy the Barossa Vintage Festival.

Let’s raise a glass to 2017!

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Vintage 2017 Has Kicked Off

It’s the most exciting time of the year for our winemaker Ron.

Vintage finally arrived after a longer wait than usual in the Barossa Valley. The growing conditions in 2017 are shaping up to be perfect for  even grape ripeness and maximising natural flavours.

In Liebichwein vineyards, the crops are average to just about average for all grape varieties. Overall fruit quality is above average for Vintage 2017 due to the milder summer and good rainfall before Christmas. Ron Liebich is pleased to report that it’s looking to be a fantastic year for fortified winemaking!

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Christmas Gifts for Food and Wine Lovers

Christmas is a wonderful time of year full of events shared with family and friends. A time to sit back and relax in the sunshine with a glass or two of wine and great food.

Liebichwein Cellar Door is sure to have the perfect gift for any wine and food lover. Take the pressure off your gift-giving and have exclusive premium wine delivered to your door or surprise someone special.   In addition to wine, we have wine merchandise and food products as well as cellar door vouchers for those who can’t decide. How about a personalised label to make a truly memorable gift?

Just call or email us and we’ll organise it all for you including gift wrapping and postage to your lucky chosen recipient.

Gifts from $5 to $25

Liebich “I Love Wine” Glass $5  – standard tasting glass perfect for your favourite Barossa Fortified

Liebich “I Love Wine” Glass $10 –  elegant large Reidel glass perfect for your favourite Barossa Shiraz

Liebich Shiraz Grape Sauce $8 – sweet and savoury condiment to meats, pies and pasties (250mL)

Liebich Drunken Fruits $10  – quality dried fruit soaked in fortified wine (300mL)

Roy Farm Almond/Pistachio Bread $12  (150 gram)

Roy Farm Dried Fruit Pack $7.50 (200 gram)

 

Wine Gifts

Ask about wooden boxes to present your special wine bottle  – 750mL or magnum size

 

Please call (08) 85244543 or email info@liebichwein.com.au for more informaLiebich glass white L 1tion.

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Pop up Cellar Door in Eyre Peninsula

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Every year we head west to the Eyre Peninsula Field Days in Cleve, We load up the car and trailer with plenty of wine including a pallet tank of Tawny to sell by the litre. A tasting bar with wine sales is set up in the Food and Lifestyle area. It’s fantastic to return each year and see our regular customers and meet new ones.

The 2016 Field Days are August 9, 10 and 11.

You can find us at Site 38 on B Road located close to the western public entry point.

Download Main Site Plan here

 

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Adelaide Cellar Door Fest 2016

We are excited to be part of this very popular event where the finest South Australian producers will be on show over a whole weekend in Adelaide.

Meet, taste and discover over 180 wine, beer, cider and food producers from every corner of the state. Loose yourself chatting to producers and tasting wines from over a dozen regions in the cool Adelaide Convention Centre. March is the best time to be in Adelaide with the Fringe Festival in full swing for some evening entertainment.

What we will bring to the Cellar Door Fest…

We will bring something to suit every palate. We are likely to attract sweet tooths for our luscious aged fortifieds made from four grape varieties. People love the 10 year old Semillon which tastes like sticky toffee pudding. Lovers of quality red wines will be in for a treat as we are pouring a special museum 2008 The Darkie Shiraz and 2006 The Lofty Cabernet Sauvignon. Be the first to taste these our newly released fortified wine Raisin Apera.

Why we take part…

Being open 6 days a week doesn’t leave a lot of time to venture off the property to spend time in the city. This event provides an opportunity to meet a wide range of wine lovers all in one convenient location. We’d like to share our passion for food and wine and the amazing lifestyle we are blessed with in South Australia. We have thoroughly enjoyed past events we were involved with.

Tickets on sale now!

www.cellardoorfestival.com

February 26, 27, 28 2016

Adelaide Convention Centre