MITCH BARNES – CELLAR DOOR MANAGER
Mitch, originally from sunny Queensland, discovered wine on a visit to Barossa Valley. Upon returning to his home state, he threw away another career to immerse himself in the wine industry. He’s honed his passion for the industry as a Sales Rep & Bar Manager in Queensland, and since moving to Barossa, he’s worked in some of Barossa’s best wineries in sales, Cellar Doors and during vintage before joining Two Hands in late 2021 as the integral face of our Cellar Door. When not welcoming and educating our guests on their visit to our home at Cellar Door or on Vineyard Tours, you can find him working on one of his vintage cars or hitting the road in one of the said cars to the outback or another wine region, enjoying good coffee, good food and great company!
JOHN ROESLER AND ALEX WATT – Viticulture TEAM
Working closely with Travis in our estate vineyards, are the wonderful John and Alex. The diligent and quiet achievers of the Two Hands team, John and Alex brave extreme temperatures to keep our vineyards in tip-top shape. Both John and Alex have their own vineyards so can be found tending to them when not in ours. John is passionate about the local footy and cricket competition and Alex is a proud family man, is a keen beekeeper and supplies the feed for Brutus the Bull and his family.
DAVE RUSHTON – CELLAR HAND
Dave, originally from Queensland, is our resident muso – he originally started as a sound engineer and studied Pop Music at the University of Queensland. His passion for wine got the better of him and he started his own wine blog to share his wine experiences . He moved to Barossa with his wife and two gorgeous daughters and joined the Two Hands winery team in 2016.
BRUTUS & FAMILY – Guardians of the Holy Grail
Our Scottish Highlander Cattle guarding the Holy Grail vineyard on Seppeltsfield Road. A family affair, including both mum and dad, these cows love to meet guests who are joining Two Hands on our Vineyard Experience tours. Growing up as a young boy MT states “I lived for new ‘Asterix’ cartoons, so when my Bull arrived on that fateful day I named him Brutus”. Learn more HERE
OLLIE – FOUR LEGGED FRIEND
Ollie is an integral part of the Two Hands family. His antics around the winery, cellar door & office space boosts team moral, whilst also directly assisting our production being the right hand of our Chief Winemaker Richard. Shout out to his other doggo friends sometimes seen at the Marananga home base, Chocco the chocolate Lab of our GM Pierre & Ziggy the Dachshund of MT.
ZIGGY – FOUR LEGGED FRIEND
Ziggy! aka ‘Big Boy Bopperbooey’ is one of our newest cellar door ambassadors. Beloved 2-year-old standard Dachshund of MT & Melissa. He will greet you with his famous swagger and once he warms up will let you stroke his velvety ears. He is mainly concerned with assisting his mum at cellar door making sure he doesn’t miss a beat, or looking around for any food that may fall into his mouth, cheese is his favourite. Keep an eye out over the coming months, as you might just find his face on a new wine label.
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