Spring has sprung!
Whilst it has been a wetter and generally mild start to Spring, the Barossa is looking beautiful. The golden canola crops amidst the verdant rolling hills are always a sight to behold at this time of year. In the vineyard we are now starting to see the new growth, an exciting time for vignerons across the region as they anticipate the growing season ahead and the potential of another vintage.
Here at Two Hands, our Spring has been doubly blessed with not one, but two new additions to our family of Scottish Highland cattle. Brutus has been busy. These gorgeous new calves have gingerly taken their first steps and are now settled into their new home in our Holy Grail vineyard. To see the most Instagrammable cows going around for yourself, make sure to book one of our private and exclusive Vineyard Experiences. A unique approach to wine tourism not on offer anywhere else in the Barossa, our experiences take you on an indulgent journey to demystify and uncomplicate wine.
With the allure of warmer weather ahead, the cooler Spring nights are a great opportunity to enjoy a good red and we have some exciting new releases coming out over the next few weeks.
First off is a call back to a label some of you long-time Two Hands followers may remember, Yesterday’s Hero Grenache. Not seen since 2011, this wonderful, fruit driven wine sourced from one of our best growers in McLaren Vale is an excellent stable mate to the already popular Picture Series, which will return in November.
With strawberries and forest berry fruits on the nose, laced with hints of pepper and liquorice. The mouth is rich and generous with gravelly tannins giving more power than its colour reveals.
RICHARD LANGFORD, CHIEF WINEMAKER
To celebrate the season, new growth, new life and new wines, we have some exciting offers coming your way very soon. Beginning later this month our partners will be reaching out to you on the phone with some great offers on a range of current and museum releases. Here is the number they will be calling you from, 08 7070 1245. So when you see this number pop up you will know there are some great deals available on the other end.
This is a great opportunity to stock up for the busy Christmas/New Year season ahead, that end of year work do or for even a day at the Spring races. If you would like to update your contact details/preferences please drop a quick email to email@example.com.
For our friends in Sydney and Melbourne, don’t forget that we are back out travelling and hope to see you soon at Cellar Door on the Road. If you have not yet had a chance to grab tickets, follow these links for Sydney HERE and Melbourne HERE to book now!
We wish to continue to share our stories and different Team Two Hands members over the coming newsletters, some new faces and some that have been part of the journey for a long time. You can listen to our Podcast with the owners of Two Hands and hear their stories HERE.
This October we focus on Luke, who is originally from Tassie and began his journey in the wine industry with Moorilla Estate in 1997. He lived and worked in Japan for about 3 years before coming back to Australia and moving to Barossa in 2005 with Rockford Wines after completing a Bachelor of Wine Marketing. He is father of two teenage daughters who he claims are much smarter than him and husband to a patient wife. He spends his weekends playing guitar and listening to loud, heavy music. With his best memory, hanging out with Metallica and giving them some great Barossa wine, of course.
Lastly, as the weather slowly starts to warm up we love being able to open the Cellar Door deck for everyone to enjoy their tasting flight outside in the sunshine. We recommend as always to book your tasting in advance to avoid disappointment. Until then, here is the brand new 2022 Spring Cellar Door playlist from the Two Hands Spotify to follow along whist you sip our wines at home. Enjoy your weekend!