Founded by Michael Twelftree and Richard Mintz in 1999, aiming to make the best possible Shiraz-based wines from prized growing regions throughout Australia. The first vintage was in 2000, after a modest $30k investment and starting with just 17 tonnes of fruit. The journey had started.
Two Hands Wines has been highly recommended by critics around the world, includes:
"Two Hands is a negociant operation run impeccably by Michael Twelftree. It reflects the best that can be sourced from all over South Australia.” - Robert Parker
Premium fruit is sourced from the finest Shiraz growing regions in Australia, and the winery works closely with its estate vineyards and band of growers to ensure the full potential of each vineyard is reached.
Minimal intervention and oak handling thereafter allow the character of the fruit to shine through. Six months after vintage, every barrel in the winery is blind tasted by Michael and the winemaking team and given a classification grade associated with its place in the Two Hands portfolio: from A+ to D (and anything C or below not used in the final production). With this focus on detail, it means only the best barrels make it through and quality is maintained even in the toughest vintages, albeit at lower quantities.