Two Hands Wines

The original aim was, and still is, to make the best possible Shiraz-based wines from prized growing regions throughout Australia. With so much Australian wine being sold around the globe under multi-region labels in a formulaic style, the intention was to break the mould and showcase the diversity of Australian Shiraz by highlighting regional and vineyard characteristics by allowing the fruit to be the primary feature of the wines.

Two Hands' first vintage was in 2000, after a modest $30k investment and starting with just 17 tonnes of fruit. The journey had started.

Michael's wine contacts in the US and UK helped launch the brand and favourable critical reaction put Two Hands in the spotlight soon after. The early success helped Two Hands gradually increase production and venture out to launch the full Garden Series with the 2003 vintage, something truly unique in Australia. Gnarly Dudes joined its stablemate Angels' Share in the Picture Series, and the portfolio was starting to take shape. Later that year, Michael was driving down a dusty track in the Western Ranges of the Barossa Valley and first saw the run down uninhabited cottage next to the Marananga Creek that was to become the home of Two Hands – Kraehe House. Michael's vision was to reflect the Barossa heritage with the sandstone frontage and verandah, but create something modern and luxurious on the inside: the Cellar Door and Bakehouse opened in December 2003 just in time for Christmas and turned local hospitality on its head – anyone could walk in and taste Flagship Shiraz Ares, no matter where they were from or if they had money to spend.

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Two Hands 'Lilys Garden' Shiraz 2015
94  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 94"Exuberant, this bursts with clove, toasted coconut and dark chocolate flavors that are thick and velvety, complementing the kirsch notes at the core. A hint of fresh mint adds complexity. Generous, with a finish that goes on and on. Drink now through 2027."
Item Number: 31246
Bottle:$58.95
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Two Hands 'Gnarly Dudes' Shiraz 2017
"Deep red with a dark crimson core, this wine offers aromas of black cherry pastille, with complex notes of wood smoke, lavender, fresh leather, vanilla bean & black peppercorn. Medium to full bodied hits the palate, with lots of buoyant, bright, black fruits, covering the true spectrum from
Item Number: 31182
Bottle:$27.95
Case: $335.40
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Two Hands 'Sexy Beast' Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
Deep, dense crimson-purple; flooded with the swirls of cassis and dark chocolate/choc-mint flavours of McLaren Vale, alcohol no problem; oak and tannins are largely observers of what is going on around them."
Item Number: 29532
Bottle:$21.95
Case: $263.40
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Two Hands 'Angels Share' Shiraz 2016
92  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 92Rich and fleshy, with ripe and round plum and cherry flavors, offering hints of cola, sage and green tea that linger on the finish. A fresh, juicy quality keeps everything in focus. Drink now through 2027.
Item Number: 27748
Bottle:$24.95
Case: $299.40
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Two Hands Bella's Garden Shiraz 2014
93  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 93Aromatic, with a touch of dried rose petal and white pepper up front, giving way to a smooth and supple blend of black tea, cherry and huckleberry flavors. Touches of vanilla and spice show on the finish, with the tannins developing a slight chew on the finish.
Item Number: 27035
Bottle:$54.95
Case: $329.70
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Two Hands 'Lilys Garden' Shiraz 2014
92  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 92 WS TOP 100 2016 Rank 71  "Espresso and toasted hazelnut notes are rich and thick, with mocha-accented tannins that lend a velvety backdrop to the polished blackberry, licorice and black cherry flavors, lingering generously on the long finish. Drink now through 2030."  " Deep
Item Number: 23637
Bottle:$65.95
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Two Hands 'Gnarly Dudes' Shiraz 2016
93  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 93 "Gorgeous purity and silky tannins set the stage for kirsch, blueberry syrup, white chocolate and espresso flavors. Complex and generous, with an epic finish, where the harmonious flavors linger. Drink now through 2030."  Wine & Spirits 91 "A soft and generous shiraz with heady

Two Hands 'Angels Share' Shiraz 2015
92  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 92Thick and lush, offering indulgent flavors of dark chocolate, espresso, marzipan, vanilla and blackberry syrup. Stylish and harmonious, with velvety tannins and spicy accents that linger on the impressive finish

Two Hands 'Gnarly Dudes' Shiraz 2015
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90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90  "Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2015 Gnarly Dudes Shiraz is open for biz, sporting an expressive nose of blackberry preserves, kirsch and wild blueberries with underlying anise and cloves hints. Medium to full-bodied and with a soft-spoken structure that frames the fruit nicely,

Two Hands 'Sexy Beast' Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
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93  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 93 "Impressive, with a plush, seductive and succulent body, offering sink-your-teeth-into-them flavors of black cherry, blackberry and plum, accented by details of dark chocolate, rose petal and savory. Drink now through 2025."  Robert Parker 90 "The 2015 Sexy Beast Cabernet

Two Hands 'Lilys Garden' Shiraz 2010
Wine Spectator 94#71 Wine Spectator top 100 "Espresso and toasted hazelnut notes are rich and thick, with mocha-accented tannins that lend a velvety backdrop to the polished blackberry, licorice and black cherry flavors, lingering generously on the long finish. Drink now through 2030."

Two Hands 'The Lucky Country' Shiraz 2014
"Deep red with a bright purple hue, the Lucky Country Shiraz exhibits aromas of plumbs, fruit compote, cedar and dark chocolate. Bright and full of vibrant fruits, the palate finishes with smooth, velvety tannins and an acidic, clean finish."

Two Hands 'Gnarly Dudes' Shiraz 2012
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93  James Halliday 
Wine Spectator 91 "Dark and brooding, with blackberry, cherry and gentle spice flavors unfolding on the smooth, meaty frame. The finish persists against velvety tannins. Drink now through 2020. 15,000 cases made."  James Halliday 93  "This is undeniably medium- to full-bodied, but does not

Two Hands 'Sexy Beast' Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
The color is deep dark red, tending towards magenta at the meniscus. Lovely notes of warmed currants, cocoa dust, lavender, scorched earth and bay leaf. Lovely energy and density across the palate. The flavors mirror the aromas with everything in proportion with lovely balance. Tannins emerge

Two Hands Bella's Garden Shiraz 2011
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91  International Wine Cellar 
Wine Spectator 91 "Soft and expressive, layering plum, currant and clove hints into a beautifully textured package, all pointing toward the long, generous finish."  International Wine Cellar 91 "Dark ruby. Spicy cherry and dark berry aromas are complemented by an exotic Indian spice quality.

Two Hands 'Angels Share' Shiraz 2012
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92  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 92"Bright, vibrant, generous and effusive, a seamlesswine that bursts with fresh-tasting plum, blackberry and fresh cream flavors, coming together with finesse on the long, expressive finish. Drink now through 2019."

Two Hands Bella's Garden Shiraz 2012
95  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 95 WS TOP 100 2014 Rank 16 " Utterly seamless, focused, powerful and elegant, layered with cherry, boysenberry and red plum fruit, revealing glints of coffee, jasmine and cardamom that add extra nuances. Delivers complexity without extra weight. The finish won’t quit. Drink now

Two Hands 'Sexy Beast' Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
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94  James Halliday 
James Halliday 94 "The Two Hands wines of this second tier have much to commend them, notably freshness and vitality. This is McLaren Vale cabernet with a regional dark chocolate twist, but the redcurrant and cassis is the heart of the wine, classy tannins and a dab of oak the icing on the cake. "

Two Hands 'The Lucky Country' Shiraz 2013
"Very deep garnet-purple in color, has aromas of blackberry preserves, crushed blueberries and black pepper with hints of licorice, tar, dark chocolate and truffles. Rich and full-bodied, with plenty of expressive blackberry and licorice flavors, it has a medium level of grainy tannins, medium-high

Two Hands 'Angels Share' Shiraz 2011
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90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90 " Fresh and vibrant, tight and juicy, with blackberry and floral flavors, persisting onto a jazzy finish. Shows presence and intensity. Drink now through 2018. 12,500 cases made." ~ HS  Australian Wine Companion 90 "Full purple-red; some clever footwork in the vineyard and

Two Hands 'Gnarly Dudes' Shiraz 2011
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89  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 89 "Fresh and tight, with firm tannins around blackberry and tobacco flavors, picking up hints of exotic spice as the finish fades slightly. Best from 2014 through 2018. 14,000 cases made."  Robert Parker 88 "Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2011 Gnarly Dudes Shiraz gives a lovely

Two Hands 'Lilys Garden' Shiraz 2010
93  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 93"Ripe, supple and succulent, offering a juicy mouthful of red berry, blackberry, cherry, clove and white pepper flavors that sail easily over refined tannins, picking up steam on the finish. Best from 2014 through 2020. 1,500 cases made. " (Jul 31, 2012)

Two Hands 'Angels Share' Shiraz 2010
90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90"This is dark and juicy, medium in weight, with focused, dense blackberry, cherry and licorice flavors, which persist on the refined finish. Drink now through 2018." ~3,375 cases imported. (Feb 29, 2012)

Two Hands 'Bella's Garden' Shiraz 2005
95  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 95WS TOP 100 2007 Rank 5" Rich and complex, this is layered with green olive, mint, mineral and licorice around a plump core of black cherry and dark plum flavors, which linger on the intense and beautifully focused finish. Best from 2008 through 2017. 5,000 cases made. " ~ HS

Two Hands 'Gnarly Dudes' Shiraz 2010
91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91 "The 2010 Gnarly Dudes Shiraz has a deep purple-black color and an intense nose of blackberry preserves, blueberry pie and fruit cake with suggestions of ground cinnamon, cumin seed, fenugreek and mace. Full bodied with a generous amount of ripe, forward berry and spice flavors,