Backed by four generations of winemaking heritage, Tempus Two is a cutting-edge Australian winery that does things ‘just a little bit differently’.
Tempus Two was founded in 1997 by one of Australia’s most iconic and revered wine families, the McGuigans, whose winemaking history dates back four generations to 1869. From its spiritual home in the Hunter Valley, Tempus Two sources fruit from Australia’s premium regions to craft wines with both substance and style.
Our approach is simple: the best regions, the best varieties. We pay homage to classic Australian varieties and styles such as Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz and Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre, by growing vines in unique Australian regions like Hunter Valley, Barossa Valley, Langhorne Creek and the Adelaide Hills.
Today, the vision for Tempus Two remains: to create a unique and distinctive range of wines from Australia’s premier wine growing regions.
Tempus Two was originally called ‘Hermitage Road’ after the road on which the original winery was located. However, with the name ‘Hermitage’ having protected status in France, the name was changed to Tempus Two, which is Latin for ‘second time’. The Tempus Two logo takes its inspiration from the Poplar trees that lined the driveway to the original Hermitage Road winery.
As winemaker, Andrew’s aim is to maintain the high standard of production by using New World winemaking techniques while respecting Old World philosophies.
Based in Australia
Our unique, award-winning Cellar Door, just a two-hour drive north of Sydney at Pokolbin, is in the heart of the beautiful Hunter Valley surrounded by vineyards. The home of Tempus Two is a striking celebration of clean, refined elegance.
Winemaker Andrew Duff is the epitome of Tempus Two. Growing up in the world-renowned Hunter Valley, becoming a winemaker was a natural choice for Andrew. Now a well-traveled winemaker with years of experience, Andrew’s passion is to champion Australian wine to the world. He crafts Tempus Two wines as standout expressions of variety and region. As winemaker, Andrew’s aim is to maintain the high standard of production by using New World winemaking techniques while respecting Old World philosophies.
It’s about substance and style: wines that taste as good as they look.