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French Connections

Student Support from France

For the last 9 years we have been fortunate to host a posse of agricultural students from Universities in France.

Our latest intern, Augustin, worked with us for 3 months between July and September 2018. His family are rice growers in Carmague, Southern France, and he attends a University in Toulouse.

Augustin’s assistance in every aspect of our business was much appreciated from doing jobs in the vineyard, winemaking support, bottling, labelling and serving cellar door customers. Augustin was a real asset on our biannual trip to the Eyre Peninsula Field Day where he helped with filling a never-ending stream of bulk fortified containers.

We have been fortunate to visit previous interns in France a few years ago. Hopefully we can visit again soon to see Augustin, meet his family and sample more French wines and cheese.




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Barossa…Be Consumed Gourmet Weekend

We are excited to be hosting this intimate indulgent treat as part of the 2014 Barossa Gourmet Weekend. Our event will be similar to last year’s successful master class.

Just Desserts…and Wine

Be taken on a journey of flavour with four classic French-inspired desserts paired with four classic Barossa fortified wines. Taste additional barrel samples with our winemaker and rare wines aged over 25 years.

This master class will take you behind the scenes of the world of fortified wine covering the grape varieties, barrel ageing, food matching and most importantly the sensory experience.

Cost is $30, so why not get a group together.BGW 100 x 200 (2)

Sunday 17 August 3:00 – 4:30pm

Liebichwein Barrel Shed, Rowland Flat

Email your interest to Janet at or call direct on 85244543, numbers strictly limited.



Classic Frontignac – Spiced wine-poached pear with quince glaze & almond biscuit      

Classic Muscat  – Drunken apricot and frangipane tart with Jersey cream

Classic Semillon – Crème brûlée cheesecake with vanilla-infused orange

Grand Tawny – Choux puffs with port-soaked raisin semifreddo & chocolate sauce



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Winter Event: Port and Pickles

We are ready to celebrate the annual Fortified Fest on June 23. FF-Poster-2013 finnigin

Our revered port style wines will be served along with current release wines at the pop up wine bar.

Food will be served all day by mobile vendors including:

  • Sneaky Pickle  – serving American style hot smoked meat sangas like Pulled Pork with Fried Pickles and Onion Rings on the side
  • Alexandrina Cheese Company  – coming all the way from Mt Compass to offer cheese tastings, platters and cheeses to take home
  • Little Dot Bake Shop – returning after a successful outing at our 20th Anniversary celebration with divine sweet indulgences

Local trio Finnigin will provide the soundtrack to the day.

Once again, we invite you to participate in a rare barrel fortified tasting workshop to hear tips from Ron, the Fortified Dr. These are 30 minute sessions run between 12-3:30pm.

And don’t forget the popular home barrel competition. Entries are NOW OPEN to all barrel owners Australia wide.

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