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Recipe: Caramelised Onion, Fig, Rosemary and Wine Sauce

Caramelised Onion, Fig, Rosemary and Wine Sauce

This quick and versatile sauce is more like a savoury compote. Excellent condiment for using figs, especially when you have had enough of sweet fig-based desserts. Serve as a sauce with roast lamb, baked fish, on pizza bases or like a relish. It’s just as good made with a full bodied red wine or Port style wine.

Prep 10 mins ∙ Cook 25 mins 

INGREDIENTS

2 tbsp olive oil

500g brown onions, sliced thinly

1 cup fresh figs or ½ cup dried figs

¼ cup wine (Liebichwein red wine or Tawny Port)

1 cup stock (chicken or vegetable)

1 tbsp Liebichwein Muscat Vinegar (balsamic vinegar can be substituted)

1 tbsp chopped rosemary or thyme (fresh or dried)

Salt & Pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS

Prepare sliced onions and cut figs into quarters if using fresh figs.

Heat olive oil in large frying pan. Add onions and sprinkle some salt. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until onions are golden, about 20 minutes.

Stir in figs, wine, stock, vinegar and herbs. Increase heat to high and simmer until sauce thickens, about 5 minutes.

Add salt and pepper taste.

Store in a sealed container in the fridge for 2-3 weeks. Alternatively, freeze in small portions until ready to use.

Enjoy!

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Cellar Door Fest 2019

Cellar Door Fest is the event for all South Australian wine lovers. We’re excited to be back pouring Liebichwein wines at Cellar Door Fest 2019 – a popular favourite food, wine, beer and spirits festival held over three days – 15-17th March in the city centre.

Adelaide is a Great Wine Capital of the World with outstanding wines and this huge event is your chance to sample all your favourite styles from all over South Australia at the Adelaide Convention Centre with easy public transport options.

Liebichwein will have a range of wines, exclusive offers and daily prizes. Lovers of sweet wines will be attracted to luscious barrel-aged fortifieds. People who enjoy silky smooth cellared reds will be in for a treat as we are pouring some wines over 10 years old.

It’s a wonderful opportunity to be amongst fellow wine lovers all in one convenient location.

Come and see us in the Barossa Valley region!

15-17th March  2019

Adelaide Convention Centre

FRIDAY:  5.00PM – 9.00PM
SATURDAY:  11.00AM – 6.00PM
SUNDAY:  11.00AM – 6.00PM

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for a chance to WIN 2 x TICKETS to the SUNDAY SESSION
and see all the latest updates.

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Chocolate and Wine Lovers Unite

Winter Warming Fortifieds and Chocolates

Sweet tooths were satisfied at this special event as part of the Barossa Seasons Winter 2018 events held on July 7th-8th.

Fortified winemaking is considered one of our specialties. Liebich family members have been grape growers and winemakers in the Barossa Valley for almost 100 years. We are extremely proud to be keeping Barossa and family traditions alive.

Over 70 people were served a set of Janet’s homemade chocolate truffles matched with the range of premium aged fortified varieties in four tasting sessions in the cosy barrel shed. Ron welcomed everyone and talked about his passion for fortified wines and about how the different flavour profiles and winemaking characteristics make each grape variety so special.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wine and Chocolate pairings were:

Classic Frontignac – White chocolate spiced fruit and orange

Classic Muscat – Milk chocolate roasted almond, apricot and honey

Classic Semillon – Dark chocolate salted caramel ganache

Grand Tawny – Dark chocolate glazed fig and Rare Tawny

Congratulations to our social media competition winner Louise who won a pair of tickets to the event, and also to Cassie who won the draw for a bottle of Rare Semillon for signing up to our mailing list over the weekend.

Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves and we appreciate people getting out on a winter’s afternoon to relax in the Barossa.

See more photos here

 

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Pop up Cellar Door in Eyre Peninsula

GMS bottled empty

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.

Download Main Site Plan here

 

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Bulk Fortified Wines for Barrel Ageing

Ron's Blend in the making
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
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!