Ratings, Awards, & Press

Twelftree on Telling a Fresh, More Complex Australia Story

“I think we haven’t ever spoken about sub-regionality or regionality, we haven’t talked about certain grape varietals other than Shiraz, Shiraz, and Shiraz…And we just keep telling the same story. But I think now we’re starting to get out and hopefully rebuild a story that’s going to [change that].”

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Welcome to Two Hands!

Integrity through region and varietal, from vine to glass—that’s the ethic that drives Two Hands Wines, Australia’s most exciting winery. Click on to see the film.

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Vinous Reviews Two Hands

Vinous Media is out with a big Australia report from Josh Raynolds, who says the country is making “some truly exciting wines that can rival the best

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2006 Ares Awarded 94 Points

The New Hampshire Wine Man, Dennis Tsiorbas, recently reached back in the cellar for an Ares from 2006. Here’s his published review: Two Hands Ares 2006

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Not Once, But Twice

Today Michael & Ben are tasting every barrel of 2014 Bella’s Garden for the 2nd time, as part of the grading process. pic.twitter.com/1o00FtF9fA — Two

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‘Two Hands – a Down Under gem’

In the Marco Island Sun Times, wine column contributor Adamo Serravalle explores Australia’s winemaking history and present, and features Two Hands Wines as one of the country’s leading fine

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Dude Praises Sexy Beast

Joe Roberts – aka, 1 Wine Dude – offers “quirky, fun, and easily-digestible reviews of currently available wines” in 140 characters or less, and a certain McLaren Vale

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More Love for the Sexy Beast

It’s grilling season already in the Desert Southwest, and Arizona-based wine writer Mark Nothaft went in search of wines to pair with marinated, grilled meats and

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Twelftree on Tannin

Confounded by tannin? Curious about how winemakers work with this essential but sometimes polarizing element of wine? Bill St. John explores the topic in the

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We Have a Winner

I opened this to write a tasting note and ended up drink the whole bottle, thrilled with how this one turned out MT pic.twitter.com/wyFWzWD6n9 —

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Let the Growth Begin!

Twelftree Strout Grenache just waking up for the season ahead MT pic.twitter.com/zf2b50D1c0 — Two Hands Wines (@twohandswine) October 8, 2014

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Rhone Love

Out in Alain Voge's best parcels #lovecornas MT pic.twitter.com/CIkSjziNp9 — Two Hands Wines (@twohandswine) September 10, 2014

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Gnarly (Grenache) Dudes

These old vines nearby the Two Hands cellar door are actually fairly recent newcomers to their present location, rescued from doom and replanted by the

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Sexy Beast on Cooking District

Cooking District – the site for culinary professionals – is featuring the Two Hands “Sexy Beast” Cabernet Sauvignon in its “Liquid Intelligence” column; with Labor Day still three

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Barrel by Barrel

Back in our torture chamber for another 120 barrels today MT pic.twitter.com/GXJHYBhVLy — Two Hands Wines (@twohandswine) August 12, 2014 This tweet from Michael Twelftree

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Vintage 2014: Heathcote

Regionality is the driving force behind Two Hands Wines. It gives rise to the Garden Series, an unprecedented portfolio of Australian Shiraz consisting of a wine from each

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Vintage 2014: Padthaway

Regionality is the driving force behind Two Hands Wines. It gives rise to the Garden Series, an unprecedented portfolio of Australian Shiraz consisting of a wine from each

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Vintage 2014: Langhorne Creek

Regionality is the driving force behind Two Hands Wines. It gives rise to the Garden Series, an unprecedented portfolio of Australian Shiraz consisting of a wine from each

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Vintage 2014: Clare Valley

Regionality is the driving force behind Two Hands Wines. It gives rise to the Garden Series, an unprecedented portfolio of Australian Shiraz consisting of a wine from each

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Vintage 2014: McLaren Vale

Regionality is the driving force behind Two Hands Wines. It gives rise to the Garden Series, an unprecedented portfolio of Australian Shiraz consisting of a wine from each

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Vintage 2014: Barossa Valley

Regionality is the driving force behind Two Hands Wines. It gives rise to the Garden Series, an unprecedented portfolio of Australian Shiraz consisting of a wine from each

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A Different Twist

I dont think I will every be convinced by Wendouree in screw cap interesting to follow their evolution from now on MT pic.twitter.com/6xQ31CsvgV — Two

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Vineyard at Rest

A lovely winters morning walking vineyards in McLaren Vale MT pic.twitter.com/6zvpBy63h9 — Two Hands Wines (@twohandswine) June 17, 2014

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In the Pink

Love today……it Grenache Rose making day MT pic.twitter.com/IhK5lAMDMn — Two Hands Wines (@twohandswine) May 12, 2014

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Winding Down

makes me sad when we are going to harvest the last of the summer wine, the last ute load out of the Vale tomorrow MT

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More Rockin’ 2012s

Proprietor Michael Twelftree has called 2012 “without a doubt our best vintage to date” – which, for a winery of Two Hands’ record of achievement,

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The 2012 Dude Abides

Gnarly Dudes is a classic Barossa Valley Shiraz and a consistent performer, year in year out. Here’s Harvey Steiman with a review of the latest

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Two Hands Wines In The Mix

In the Mix, “The Publication and Website for On-Premise National Accounts,” takes an interesting approach to exploring Australian wine in its Spring 2013 issue, focusing

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Meet the Single Vineyards

Two Hands specializes in regional wines – Shiraz wines, in particular, each of which reflects a distinct growing area of Australia. But with one line

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What Next?

The winery recently sent along this photo, with the intriguing message: “Interesting looking beaker of juice at Cellar Door this morning. New white to be

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Last Press Load

Sad when you have your last press load for the harvest and your life must return to normal – MT 6 April 2013

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On Describing Wine

If, like many people, you’ve often struggled to describe the wines you love (and even those you don’t love so much), we commend to you

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Harvest Around The Corner

It’s the cold depth of winter in North America right now, but just the opposite in Australia, of course. That means harvest – aka, “vintage” – is

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Regional Focus: The Vale

“Natural conditions for the vine could hardly be better than in this coastal zone.” So write Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson, describing McLaren Vale in

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Art of the Tasting Note, Part 2

In our last post, Two Hands’ Michael Twelftree laid out the principles and procedures he follows when writing tasting notes. Obviously, and understandably, he’s a

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