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The ?hands' in question are those of SA businessmen Michael Twelftree and Richard Mintz, Michael in particular having extensive experience in marketing Australian wine in the US (for other producers). On the principle that if big is good, bigger is better, the style of the wines has been aimed squarely at the palate of Robert Parker Jr and Wine Spectator's Harvey Steiman. Grapes are sourced from the Barossa Valley (where the business has 15ha of shiraz), McLaren Vale, Clare Valley, Langhorne Creek and Padthaway. The emphasis is on sweet fruit and soft tannin structure, all signifying the precise marketing strategy of what is a very successful business. Exports to the US and other major markets.
Author: James Halliday
Two Hands Wines was founded in early 1999 with the aim to make the best possible Shiraz-based wines from prized growing regions throughout Australia. Headed up by Founder and Managing Director, Michael Twelftree, Two Hands' intention was, and still is, to showcase the diversity of Australian Shiraz by highlighting regional characteristics and allowing the fruit to be the primary feature of the wines. Twelftree personally guides the wines through the viticulture and winemaking process and refers to the very intimate approach taken with each small parcel of grapes.Two Hands' first vintage was in 2000, starting with just 17 tonnes of fruit. In 2004 a state-of-the-art winery was built in the picturesque Barossa Valley in South Australia, specifically designed for small batch handling. To maximise the individual regional and varietal characteristics and to allow for greater quality control, every parcel of fruit, no matter how small, is handled separately from crushing through to fermentation and oak maturation. Premium fruit is now sourced from six of the finest Shiraz growing regions in Australia, and Two Hands work closely with their own vineyards and band of growers to ensure the full potential of each vineyard is reached. From the outset, Two Hands set out to be unique. This approach is reflected in everything from the names of the wines through to innovative packaging and, not least, the wines themselves. Two Hands has grown to be a clear market leader and is now sold in over 35 countries around the world. From small beginnings, the winery has been able to manage its growth organically whilst maintaining its core value of "Quality without compromise" and is now turning its attention to further developing its estate vineyards in the Barossa Valley.
GARDEN SERIESOur super premium range of Shiraz from six of the finest Shiraz-producing regions in Australia. Bella's Garden, Barossa Valley ShirazLily's Garden, McLaren Vale ShirazSamantha's Garden, Clare Valley ShirazHarry & Edward's Garden, Langhorne Creek ShirazSophie's Garden, Padthaway ShirazMax's Garden, Heathcote Shiraz
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