September 1999: Two guys ( Michael Twelftree & Richard Mintz) get talking at a friend's engagement party and the idea for TWO HANDS is born. 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. 2000 was Two Hands first vintage. "Winemaking for me is a labour of love, a passion, and a craft. I have walked every vineyard, made every picking decision and tasted every individual barrel of each wine we've ever produced. I can't imagine there are too many winery owners around the world that take the pursuit of quality that personally. - Michael Twelftree"
Today, Two Hands is owned by Michael Twelftree, together with Colorado native Tim Hower. Tim's love of the Barossa Valley led him to acquire several premium vineyards across the region and brought him into contact with Two Hands. Since Tim's involvement, Two Hands has gone on to secure additional estate vineyards, notably the Holy Grail site on Seppeltsfield Road. With Michael and Tim sharing an ambitious vision for the future, Two Hands next chapter in the journey is sure to be exciting.
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