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)
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.
Since we have over 14 grape varieties to choose from we are faced with a range of options at vintage as to what styles to make. 2014 was an excellent year for our whites so we produced these two aromatic beauties, one in a crisp dry style and the other sweet and succulent.
NEW RELEASE WHITE WINES ? – ??MARCH 2015
This Rhone variety is thriving in the Barossa climate. Viognier is?rather vigorous in the vineyard and seems to have taken well to our heavy/clay soils. In recent years Ron has reinvigorated his passion for white winemaking by exploring the limits of this wonderful adaptable variety. The last 2013 vintage was a lighter body low alcohol style with similar tropical and quince flavours that the 2014 has produced.?Ron made the conscious decision to keep it completely unoaked to capture the essence of the variety.?The luscious palate pairs well with grilled seafood and richly flavoured foods.
Taste Notes: A fresh unwooded style?using gentle basket pressing and cool fermentation to capture?the stunning peach, pineapple and quince flavours.
14.5% Alc Vol
Case: $205/12 bottles (save $23)
Previous Vintages:?2013, 2012
2014 Riesling Traminer?Late Picked
Our late picked Traminer Riesling has been a staple in our range since 1993 when we released our first version dedicated to Ron’s mother Lorna Liebich (1917-1997) who always appreciated a sweet drop.?This succulent blend of Riesling (66%) with Gew?rztraminer (34%) delivers a beautiful bouquet with a succulent palate. It will reward cellaring and improve in depth, flavour and complexity developing candied citrus and honey flavours.? Enjoy this wine as an aperitif, with a dessert, or with a delicately spiced curry.
Taste Notes: A delicate style with a?perfumed bouquet of musk and citrus blossom. The sweet palate is balanced by low alcohol and fresh natural acidity.
Our?first ever Viognier wine was released soon after the 2012 harvest.?Ron made the conscious decision to keep it completely unwooded to capture the essence of the variety.
Viognier is?rather vigourous in the vineyard and seems to have taken well to our heavy/clay soils.
The ideal growing season showed in the vibrant fruit flavours.? Intensely fruity with peach, pineapple and quince ? a real fruit punch! Some viscosity on the palate helped to balance the crisp and steely finish.
It was so?immensely drinkable we decided to make a follow up from the 2013 vintage which will be released in November.
2012 Liebich Viognier Awards & Reviews
???? Hot 100 SA Wine List The Adelaide Review 2012
???? Bronze Medal?Australian Small Winemakers Show
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!