Ron and Janet’s love of wine has kept the Liebich family making wine at Rowland Flat for over three generations. Ron was born into a winemaking family as his Grandfather, Benno Liebich, started Rovalley Wines in 1919.
Rovalley Wines grew into a well-known Barossa winery in the 1960’s and 70’s and was run by Ron’s extended family at a time when table wines were sold in half gallon flagons, Shiraz was known as Hermitage and fortified wines were a more common sight than table wines. In those days it was Uncle Clarence Walter Liebich who was head of the business and head winemaker. Everyone called him “Darkie” due to his jet black hair. Darkie was considered an important member of the Barossa wine fraternity when he was inducted as an inaugural Baron of the Barossa in 1976.