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Regional Focus: Langhorne Creek and Harry & Edward’s Garden


Despite a history of winegrowing that stretches back more than a century, Langhorne Creek is now an often overlooked region in Australia among the cognescenti. The World Atlas of Wine explains the conventional thinking: “Today the region is plundered by most of the big companies for its soft, gentle, mouthfilling Shiraz…” With Harry & Edward’s, one of six wines in the Shiraz Garden Series, Two Hands brings a missionary zeal to upending that perception and showing Langhorne Creek’s true colors. “The great vineyards are still there, the style is still there and it’s up to people like us to get out there and talk Langhorne Creek up because I think it is such a distinctive wine that really does fit perfectly into our Garden Series,” says Michael Twelftree. Learn more in the video below.

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 their definitive World Atlas of Wine.


For Two Hands, Shiraz from the region contributes to the Flagship wine Ares and makes up Angels’ Share in the Picture Series. The winery also uses Cabernet Sauvignon from McLaren Vale to make Sexy Beast. But perhaps nothing captures McLaren Vale like Lily’s Garden, which Michael Twelftree in this video feature calls the winery’s “most powerful” Shiraz: