Harriet's Garden

Adelaide Hills Shiraz

By visiting this page, we hope that you are either enjoying our Harriet’s Garden Adelaide Hills Shiraz or would like to find out more about it.

At Two Hands we source premium fruit from six of the finest Shiraz growing regions around Australia, from which we produce the Garden Series.

Harriet’s Garden is sourced from one of the coolest wine regions of South Australia, the Adelaide Hills.

The Adelaide Hills is one of the largest geographical wine regions in Australia, and amongst the most diverse in terms of climate, soil and topography. The region consists of two registered sub-regions, Lenswood and Piccadilly Valley. Bordered by the Barossa Valley to the North and McLaren Vale and Langhorne Creek to the South, the Adelaide Hills is the cool climate jewel between its  warmer lower lying cousins. Importantly the Adelaide Hills is also the closest Wine Region to the CBD of Adelaide making it a favourite quick getaway, weekend long lunch or cellar door tour destination for locals and visitors alike.

Adelaide Hills Shiraz defies the big, bold nature of warm climate Shiraz, and showcases a stylish, refreshing, elegant style. The aromatics lend themselves to attractive peppers and spice, whilst the palate’s fine tannins and acid structures deliver palate length and age-ability in the cellar.

Made since 2015, the fruit sourced to produce Harriet’s Garden is purchased from a vineyard next to Hope Forest. This is a site we harvest late and is usually one of the late parcels to arrive at our winery. The moderating effect of the southern ocean rolling into South Australia in conjunction with the site’s high elevation provides finer red fruit characteristics, allowing slower development of ripeness and tannin.

The wine is named after our owner Michael’s daughter, Harriet whose favourite colour is pink.


Silty loam with ironstone over orange-brown clay.
VINE AGE 15-25 years

Fermentated in a five tonne open top fermenter, with regular pump overs (2 times daily). The average time ‘on skins’ is 10 days, the free run juice is then drained to a tank and the pressings combined. The wine was then racked to barrel, where malolactic fermentation took place. Harriet’s Garden is bottled unfined and unfiltered.

Aged for 18 months in 15% in new French oak hogshead. With the remainder in 1-6 year old French oak hogsheads.


Harriet's Garden with Steak and Corn

We recently teamed up with Gavin from Another Food Blogger to create a special pairing for Harriet’s. Follow the recipe at home below:



2023 Erin Larkin for Wine Advocate

“The 2021 Harriet’s Garden Shiraz shows us an interesting combination of vintage and region. The Adelaide Hills region is already a cooler area than many of the vineyard areas that surround it in South Australia. Add to that the 2021 vintage, which was cool, precise and long. Yet despite the cool year and the cool area, the wine is lush and concentrated, not in the least minty, which I was expecting. Supple, lithe and opulent, this is a concentrated wine, which likely benefited from a long hang time, given the overall lack of viticultural pressure that season. It offers notes of blackberry, blueberry, licorice, raspberry, mulberry and tar. There’s a squid ink character to the tannins, almost slippery and glossy. I prefer this to the 2020 iteration.”
– 95 points. Read on HERE