An Australian Classic, re-imagined.

Ah Cabernet, you Sexy Beast.

Hailing from the Gironde (more commonly known as Bordeaux) in South West France, Cabernet Sauvignon is a cross between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc. Again, like our beloved Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon holds a long heritage in Australia: In fact, the Barossa Valley is thought to have the oldest continuously producing Cabernet Sauvignon vines in the world.

Unlike Shiraz, it’s not particularly adaptable yet and prefers moderately warm climates – a mild maritime climate like McLaren Vale is ideal.

MT says; If I were a gambling man and had to make a bet on making very good wine from one varietal from one region, it would be very hard to go past McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon. We often ask ‘why does it work so well?’, It’s our belief that the combination of consistent winter rainfall, the coastal influence of St Vincent’s Gulf and the various soil profiles found in McLaren Vale. Cabernet grows very well there and ripens on cue every harvest.



In the glass, Australian Cabernet Sauvignon is a medium to full bodied wine, with flavours of blackcurrant, blackberry and dark cherry, with notes of cedarbox, hints of eucalypt and briny olive. Pair your glass of Cabernet with a perfectly cooked steak,  a gourmet burger, slow-braised favourites or, firm, aged cheeses. Perfection!



a strong desire to travel.

“Our special McLaren Vale Cabernet, Wanderlust, is a chance for us to find the best 4 or 5 barrels of McLaren Vale Cabernet and to blend them with smaller portions of Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot, I loved blending this wine, as it takes a huge amount of skill to get it perfect. This wine sits in a very feminine and elegant framework, with an incredible tannin profile that is supple but also very long and caressing.”




At Two Hands we’ve been long-time supporters of sustainable charitable initiatives to support those less fortunate than us. Our 2022 project is a limited edition Cabernet Franc called ‘Blue Skies’.

With fruit sourced from the great Hickinbotham vineyard at Clarendon, high on the hills above McLaren Vale.⁠ We welcome you to help with this year’s Two Hands Wines charity initiative. Its job is to make you smile and to hopefully improve the life of somebody else along the way, with 100% of the sale price donated to the Hutt St Centre.