Every weekend since?October we have?been?hosting guests for a special fortified and chocolate truffle tasting.
Janet has been busy in the kitchen whipping up delicious truffles with flavours to match each grape variety of fortified we make.
Guests are served?a homemade truffle with each of?our four different varieties of fortified wines – both as youthful wines and?the complex aged styles.
The truffles will change as Janet makes new flavour discoveries, but here?are the current wine and chocolate truffle pairings:
Apricot & Nut Truffles?-?Muscat
Orange & White Chocolate Truffles?-?Frontignac
Salted Caramel Dark Chocolate Truffles?-?Semillon
?Cranberry, Port & Dark Chocolate Truffles?-?Tawny
Customers have been delighted by the tasting and appreciate the homemade touch. Expect us to hold more of these events in the New Year.
We were thrilled to see?this feedback on our Facebook page:
?Thank you for a wonderful chocolate truffle and fortified tasting experience! It was so delicious we couldn’t help but take home 10L of your port, some of the Rare museum tawny, and a bottle of the Lofty Cab Sav so we can continue enjoying it at home!? Lashan
Once again, we cleared out the sheds to host this annual event with pop up wine bar, band on stage and mobile food vendors. We were all glad for the shed space as the day was a cold blustery day in late June.
We had our most diverse range of food yet which pleased young and old. Popular Adelaide food truck Sneaky Pickle served up a tasting plate of a mini pulled pork bun and beef brisket burger with fried and fried pickles on the side. Alexandrina Cheese Company ?trekked all the way from Mt Compass to offer cheese tastings, platters and cheeses to take home. And for sweets, Little Dot Bake Shop returned after a successful outing at our 20th Anniversary celebration with divine sweet indulgences. There was also a stall selling quality dried stonefruit from the Riverland (the same used in our drunken fruits).
Music was provided by the local trio Finnigan who kept the crowd swaying with a good mix of folk and country with an Irish twang. Children were kept amused by a master animal balloon maker. There were two fortified workshops hosted by Ron to highlight the developing flavours of our four different grape varieties. A sensory skills quiz was prepared to match various odours with their descriptions.
Thanks to all who assisted with this huge event and to everyone who attended! It was fantastic to see so many new faces and to hear that people had travelled far and wide.
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!