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.
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!
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)
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.