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Home Barrel Competition for Fortified Wine

Liebichwein Home Barrel Competition

Do you have your own home barrel?

Are you proud of how it is developing?

Would you like feedback from an experienced winemaker?

Liebichwein run this unique wine judging competition for home barrel owners to compete for the honorary title of BEST HOME BARREL BLEND in Australia.

This is your chance to win bragging rights and a swag of rare fortified wines that can be used as blending material. Gain recognition for your wine blending skills and receive valuable feedback from a winemaker with over 50 years experience producing fortified wine styles.

Liebichwein take great pride in offering fortified wines for home barrel owners and aim to reward the patience and skill in taking on this challenge. Budding winemakers are encouraged to enter one or more samples of their own home barrel fortified for professional evaluation by Ron Liebich and an experienced wine judging panel.

Entry Details

  • Liebichwein Home Barrel Competition is open to all home barrel owners Australia-wide
  • Entry forms, fees and samples are to be received by the due date to be eligible.
  • Sample size required is minimum 200mL in a well-sealed glass bottle/jar with secure packaging
  • Entry fee is $10 per sample
  • Each entry must have a separate entry form
  • All entries must be labelled with entrant’s name, phone number and email
  • All entries can be delivered to Liebichwein during cellar door hours or posted to the winery
  • All wines will be judged in a blind tasting by an experienced panel
  • Prizes will be awarded to the Top 3 wines
  • Tasting notes and feedback will be provided to each entrant

Key Dates

  • Entries close Friday 27th September 2019
  • Sample delivery due by Sunday 29th September 2019
  • Winners announced in early October 2019

For more information, please email info@liebichwein.com.au

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Custom Wine Gift Ideas

Custom Personalised Wine Bottles

Perfect for Christmas, Birthdays, Corporate Gifts and Special Events

You choose the wine and packaging, we do the rest!

We offer a personalised boutique wine experience for our customers. Your custom label or personal message can be added to a selection of wine styles including cleanskins and current labelled stock.

Choose from ready-to-drink reds or fortified wines of various age and complexity. We can also arrange presentation packs of 1-4 bottles.

375mL – from $8 per bottle

750mL –  from $10 per bottle

This is the perfect gift for loved ones, corporate gifts, wedding bonbonnieres or events.

Contact us to discuss your ideas and get a quote!

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The making of our first Lovely Sparkling

While the first Liebichwein sparkling wine project began as simply producing a wine for the family, it is now available as a limited release. We are over the moon with this Lovely Sparkling wine!

You may be asking, why have we made a sparkling and why has it taken us so long?

It’s no secret that Janet’s favourite wine style is fizz and our whole family enjoy sharing bubbles with friends and family. Ron has been experimenting with growing a variety of Pinot Noir clones and making the odd dry red which he’s been pretty happy with, but he was up for a new challenge. A trip to the Champagne region in 2014 was the inspiration needed for Ron to explore the realm of Traditional Method sparkling.

We knew we needed help with this project so we enlisted the support of Sean and Sue Delaney of Sinclair’s Gully and Simon Greenleaf who make fine wines in the Adelaide Hills. They all encouraged us to have a go and were willing to share their tips and provide access to their equipment. Excitedly, we embarked on the collaboration.

The Lovely Sparkling story started early in vintage 2014 when we handpicked our own Pinot Noir destined to be the sparkling base wine.  This was then blended with fresher Pinot base wine from vintage 2016 to build complexity. In late 2017, we arranged a few rounds of dedicated tasting trials to get the balance of body and sweetness just right. The wine is hand-disgorged, dosaged, capped and labelled to order. We decided to use our own Ruby Fortified Grenache for dosage to add sweetness and a pink hue.

The next steps were to think of a suitable name and package. We chose the name ‘Lovely’ for a number of reasons. Our family name Liebich is very close to the German word ‘lieblich’ which means ‘lovely’, the Barossa Valley maintains strong German heritage, and of course the wine is pretty lovely to look at, sip and savour.

Given that the quantity is very limited, purchases are restricted to cellar door customers and mailing list members.

Taste Notes
Delicate blush from contact with grape skins. Tantalising strawberry, blossom and toasted brioche aromas lead to a lively lingering palate. Simply lovely!

$30 per bottle

Join our mailing list as a Liebich Wine Lover – it’s free!

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Journey of Flavours – Chocolates & Fortifieds

A special event held at Cellar Door during the Barossa Vintage Festival.

Fortified wines are steeped in the history of the Barossa and our family. Ron Liebich has built up a reputation as one of the Barossa’s best producers of fortified wines and proud custodians of a collection of fortified barrels spanning over 80 years.

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Enjoy Liebichwein’s fortifieds ranging from two to thirty years old from our treasure trove of barrels, matched to divine handmade chocolate truffles.

An indulgent opportunity to compare wines from 4 single grape varieties paired with homemade chocolate truffles.

 

Muscat — orange, dried apricot, floral

Frontignac — tropical, musk, honey

Semillon — dates, toffee, nuts

Grenache — raisins, fruitcake, spices

 

 

15, 16, 17 and 19th April 2015

Select a session between 2pm-5pm

Session runs for 30 – 45 minutes

All tickets $20 per person

Book Now! Call us on (08) 85244543 or email info@liebichwein.com.au

 

Please note: Cellar Door is closed April 18th 2015 as we  take part in the Barossa Vintage Festival Parade and Barossa Comes Home

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Design your own personalised wine gifts

Unique Gift Ideas

In the lead up to Christmas you, your company or social club may be looking for gifts or fundraising ideas with a difference.

Liebichwein are proud to offer a personalised service to save you time and hassles. We’ve got everything you need to make a long-lasting impression for a variety of special events – wedding, birthday, family reunion, sports club premiership, anniversary…

It’s really simple: Choose your wine, bottle type and label. It could be a premium red or any kind of fortified blend. Bottle sizes range from 50mL to 1.5L. To enhance your custom wine we can prepare a specially designed label just for you. We can also provide easy-to-handle cardboard carry packs (1-, 2- and 3-bottle) plus cellophane single bottle bags and personalised greeting cards.

There is no minimum quantity required.

Orders can be sent to any address in Australia for our usual freight rate.

Please discuss your requirements with us.

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