Twelftree Wines

One variety, one vintage, one winemaker with one goal: to highlight pure and differentiated expressions of Grenache based on each wine’s unique terroir

Twelftree Wines is a limited and exclusive collection of premium handcrafted Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale Grenache, guided from vine to bottle by Two Hands owner Michael Twelftree.

At Two Hands we have always been big fans of Grenache. MT in particular for years has always been inspired by the gnarled, Grenache vines throughout South Australia and has crafted a selection of complex, expressive wines, crafted in tiny singular parcels for many years now.

Each year we source fruit from the finest single vineyard sites in McLaren Vale and Barossa Valley with the core focus has always been to showcase the true expression of each site and capture the beauty of the differences you can taste between them all. Twelftree Wines shelves the practice of interjecting winemaking, focusing more on the pre-eminence of unique vineyard sites and viticulture practices.

“I’m happy to see Grenache has finally got some swagger and new – found respect. I hope he’s being treated better by the hand that farms him and, by the God that brings him sunlight and rain. I’m happy for the brilliant young winemakers who are discovering his charms, and very happy for the consumers that can enjoy his juice. Happy for the smiles he brings and the laughter he creates.” – MT

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2021 VINTAGE RELEASE

“An interesting point to highlight in 2021 was how even the vintage was across our flotilla of vineyards. The fruit quality was high across all the regions we work with. Barossa Valley, Eden Valley, Clare Valley, Adelaide Hills, Heathcote, and McLaren Vale; one did not shine above another.” – Michael Twelftree

In the wake of some extraordinary scores in the 2024 Halliday Wine Companion
It’s not just the wines that are celebrated, but the achievement of producing them. They were a labor of love, and showcase a great growing season with the passion and expertise of our team.

2024 HALLIDAY WINE COMPANION

SCORES & REVIEWS

2021 CHAFFEYS ROAD, Seaview

“An exceptional grenache by virtue of its transparency, spindle of chiffon-like tannin and salty freshness. Best, though, is the mandala of souk-like aromas and their reverberations across a long, seamless finish. No paucity of grip, either. Think tamarind, pickled orange rind, Indian chutney and succulent red berries. Delicious. Fine grenache, here.”Ned Goodwin MW 
96 points

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THE ODD COUPLE

The Odd Couple is a collaboration of two very old and dear friends, David Lloyd from Eldridge Estate in Mornington Peninsula and our Two Hands Proprietor, Michael Twelftree. The two have been friends for over 30 years and when Michael mentioned wanting to make a little Tasmanian Pinot Noir, David jumped at the chance to get on board, and the Odd Couple was born.

From the inaugural vintage 2021 we have two bottlings, one, the best from David’s Estate vineyard in Mornington and another from a mature Coal River Valley vineyard at Middle Tea Tree in Tasmania, both wines were made exactly the same way, so the true identity of both sights can come shining through. The Mornington is more red-fruited with finer tannins, while the Coal River Valley, is deep in colour, dark in fruit profile and the tannins are a little rounder.

Vintage 2022 Coming Soon!