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.
- 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
- Entries close Friday 27th September 2019
- Sample delivery due by Sunday 29th September 2019
- Winners announced in early October 2019
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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
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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.
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Be taken on a journey of flavour through four varieties of premium fortified wines matched to divine handmade chocolate truffles. Liebichwein’s luscious fortifieds are renowned for quality throughout the Barossa region.
Wines to enjoy are Fortified Classic?Frontignac, Classic Muscat, Classic Semillon and Grenache-based Grand?Tawny. These award winning dessert wines blended from a selection of barrels over a 25 year time span.
The finest chocolate coated truffles are sweet spiced berries, apricot & roasted almond, salted caramel ganache and a special glazed fig and Rare Tawny truffle.
Bookings essential as seats are limited. Please allow 30-40 minutes for the tasting experience.
Family friendly event with drinks and games suitable for children.
4 session times available
Saturday July 7?& Sunday July 8, 2018
2:00 ?- 3:00 pm
3:30 – 4:30 pm
Vintage 2018 for Liebichwein has been another solid season for quality with yields slightly lower overall.
There was an even mild growing ripening season with some bursts of heat early in Summer that made us a little nervous about quality. Grapes started ripening almost two weeks earlier than usual and we commenced picking in the first week of March. Some of the varieties used for fortified like Frontignac and Semillon don?t hold up so well in the heat, so these got picked earlier than usual. A long extended dry period into April allowed Grenache to hang on until we could pick at full-flavour and colour, though the crop was down a little.
On the whole, fortified wine stocks are in good supply and now maturing slowly in barrels. A few reds are maturing in barrel and there were no white wines made this year. As an aside, the table grapes we grow for personal use were of excellent quality providing us with fruit from January to May.