Two Hands Wines

Barossa Valley

Star Rating:
 

www.twohandswines.com

Address
273 Neldner Road, Marananga, SA 5355
Barossa Valley SA 5355
Telephone
(08) 8562 4566
Facsimilie
(08) 8562 4744
Opening Hours
7 days 10-5
Winemaker
Ben Perkins
Established
2000
Dozen
50 000
Vineyards
15 hectares

James' Review

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


About this winery

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.

Specialties

GARDEN SERIES
Our super premium range of Shiraz from six of the finest Shiraz-producing regions in Australia.

Bella's Garden, Barossa Valley Shiraz
Lily's Garden, McLaren Vale Shiraz
Samantha's Garden, Clare Valley Shiraz
Harry & Edward's Garden, Langhorne Creek Shiraz
Sophie's Garden, Padthaway Shiraz
Max's Garden, Heathcote Shiraz

Cellar Door

Sun: 10:00am till 5:00pm
Mon: 10:00am till 5:00pm
Tue: 10:00am till 5:00pm
Wed: 10:00am till 5:00pm
Thu: 10:00am till 5:00pm
Fri: 10:00am till 5:00pm
Sat: 10:00am till 5:00pm

Our Cellar Door is located in Marananga in the Barossa Valley, South Australia. The Cellar Door, a late 19th Century stone cottage and Bakehouse, is open for tastings and sales from 10am to 5pm, seven days a week (closed Good Friday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, and New Year's Day).

Our Cellar Door experience is focused on offering visitors an intimate, informative structured tasting of the wines throughout our portfolio, from the Picture Series through to our Flagship wines. A small tasting plate is served with the tasting, and the tasting fee of $5 is donated entirely to our selected charity, The Uganda Project.
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Distribution Information

Find out more about our distributors: http://twohandswines.com/wines/where-to-buy

International Sales Information

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5R

Outstanding winery regularly producing wines of exemplary quality and typicity. Will have at least two wines rated at 95 points or above, and had a five-star rating for the previous two years. 4.9%. Where the winery name is itself is printed in red, it is a winery generally acknowledged to have a long track record of excellence – truly the best of the best. 3.8%

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