Eyre Peninsula Field Days?entice to head west every two years for a huge 3 day event in August. We make sure that we’re stocked with plenty of wine including a pallet tank of Ron’s Blend Tawny to sell by the litre.
The tasting bar serves a range of Liebichwein reds and fortifieds in the Food and Lifestyle area.
It?s fantastic to return each year and see our regular customers and meet new ones and to give them a taste of the Barossa Valley.
Fortified Wine and Dessert Pairings
Ideas for serving Liebich fortified wines
Bulk Ruby Grenache?– Savoury ideas include glazing for caramelised onions, sauce for red game meats. For a sweet cocktail, pour over crushed ice and top up with Chocolade (chocolate flavoured soft drink sold at Liebichwein Cellar Door)
Bulk Semillon / Muscat – Add a dash to custard, dilute 50% with water and add to stewed fruit, ?50% diluted with water, ideal marinade for dried fruits used in Christmas cakes and desserts
Classic Muscat – Serve with fruit mince pies or desserts that feature citrus or stone fruits
Classic Frontignac – Serve with ripe berries or tropical desserts, fruity cheesecakes or pavlovas
Classic?Semillon – Perfect match with sticky date pudding, traditional Christmas pudding and toffee desserts such as cr?me brulee
Grand Tawny – Perfect with?traditional Christmas pudding, chocolate truffles and desserts that feature any type of chocolate or roasted nuts
Ron’s Blend in the making
It’s the depths of winter. We recently had a sudden hail storm pass through and plenty of rain has saturated Barossa Valley soils.
This time of year is almost busier for us than vintage as the majority of wines sold at cellar door are winter warming fortifieds. We pride ourselves on our?extensive range of bulk fortified wines suitable for drinking now or further ageing in your own barrel. There are six wine styles?sold by the litre for people to perfect their home barrel blends. Many customers return with their own container and we?sell reusable plastic containers (2, 5, 10, 20 Litre).
Youthful fortified wines available by the litre
Ron Liebich continually makes large batches of bulk?blends to keep up with demand by masterfully blending fresh 2015/2016 fortified wines with old museum stocks stored in the depths of the barrel shed. All fortifieds are?produced from estate grown grapes left to fully ripen naturally in the vineyard.??Fortified wines are made from four different grape varieties producing different flavour profiles ranging from aromatic, floral and sweet to spicy and nutty.
There are seven?types of fortified available in bulk that suit barrel ageing; ruby, tawny, and white styles and they all have unique features, colours and flavours.?The wine you choose will depend on your taste preference and whether it is used to season a new keg, as a base wine ?or for topping up a barrel.
Ruby Grenache ? ? ? Unwooded Grenache, perfect rejuvenator for over-oaked and aged barrels
Ron?s Blend? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?Traditional Tawny style aged 2 years, perfect for topping up most barrels
Ron?s / Keg Blend? ?Rich semi-aged tawny, some woody notes?(2/3 Ron?s + 1/3 Keg Blend)
Keg Blend? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?Rich tawny? aged?5 years, developing woody notes, good for a starting barrel
Semillon ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Sweet Sherry (Apera) style aged 2 years with fresh toffee and nutty flavours
Muscat ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ???Youthful sweet style with floral, apricot and citrus flavours (Muscat?Gordo?grapes)
Frontignac? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Youthful sweet style with?floral tropical and musk flavours (Red Frontignac grapes)
We invite you to visit cellar door to taste these wines in addition to more than 10 bottled fortified wines ranging in age from one to thirty years old. A sweet treat indeed!
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.
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Calling all budding port blenders and barrel owners…our annual home barrel competition is open for entries from now until June 23. A fantastic chance to get your wine judged by experts and gain specialist advice from Ron. The winner gets their name engraved on the sought after dipstick trophy and a winery voucher.
Entries are open Australia-wide and cost only $5 per entry. The wine can be any fortified style or grape variety e.g. Tawny or Muscat.
How do I enter?
Send us at least 150mL without spilling a precious drop. All entries must be labelled clearly with your contact details and wine info such as approx. age, barrel size, grape variety etc.
Please drop the sample off at cellar door, bring along to Fortified Fest or if you can’t make it please post samples to:
PO Box 916
Rowland Flat SA 5352
Be in it to win it!