Lieben Wine & Spirits is a family owned business, based in the Walker Bay region of South Africa. Winemaker Alwyn Liebenberg also distilled premium grappa and brandy in the Klein Karoo and decided to venture into the exciting world of craft gin. Beulah is the force behind the Lieben brand, marketing and design. Throw in 2 beautiful daughters, life in the countryside with 18 years of marriage and teamwork to finish the picture.
Lieben wines, passionately crafted with minimal interference and a soft hand are unfiltered and unfined. Aged in French oak barrels, each bottle is hand waxed for an authentic experience.
Lieben Gins are created through a delicate distillation process in a custom designed still with between 16 and 30 unique botanicals to bring nature’s aromas to your glass. Our true small batch craft gins are exceptionally smooth and complex and can be sipped neat but also brings to life a G&T and cocktails.
Our wines and gins are available from a number of different stockists and can also be ordered for delivery right to your doorstep anywhere in South Africa.
Follow Alwyn on some of his international winemaking trips as he teaches and gets taught in remote places.
Learning to make port in traditional Portuguese method.
With the extreme climate in Ningxia, vineyards have to be buried in winter to protect from the cold and snow.
Every single grape is removed from the stalk by hand and only the best goes into the wine. You lose about 30% of the yield this way, but the end result is worth the effort.
The tradition of wine making here goes back centuries when Catholic monks made wine in the monasteries.