Bird in Hand

South Australia | Adelaide Hills

James' Review

This very successful business takes its name from a 19th-century gold mine. It is the venture of the Nugent family, headed by Dr Michael Nugent; son Andrew is a Roseworthy graduate. The family also has a vineyard in the Clare Valley, the latter providing riesling and shiraz. The estate plantings (merlot, pinot noir, cabernet sauvignon, sauvignon blanc, riesling, shiraz) provide only part of the annual crush, the remainder coming from contract growers. In 2010, a Bird in Hand cellar door was opened in Dalian, in China's northeastern Liaoning province, with a second following in Yingkou. Exports to all major markets.

About

We began Bird in Hand in 1997 with the ambitious goal of making wines that rank among the world’s finest. Inside of a generation, with four tiers of wines for every occasion, we have achieved our objective, more or less.
Along the way, we’ve learned so much about everything else we love. We’ve discovered great art, and commissioned some of our own. We’ve collaborated with some of our favourite fashion designers, created a line of luxury accessories, home goods and tabletop treasures. We run a farm-to-table restaurant and sipping cellar and host some of Australia’s best loved musicians for outdoor concerts at our farm.
To us, wine is a vehicle, a connector. It opens up other worlds. We’ve found that life is good, but that wine makes it even better. And vice versa. It’s why we wake up every day and breathe the same air as our vines. We walk the fields and soak up the abundant south Australian sun. We stoop down and scoop up the soil of the Adelaide Hills and let it sift through our fingers, just to experience its distinctive texture one more time. There is nothing like it on earth.
Here, from the land we love, we create cool-climate wines with a global reach, each its own special tribute to pleasure. We like to think we’re giving the world a taste of the good life. The world seems to agree and reward us well.

Specialities

Sparkling pinot noir, sauvignon blanc, shiraz

Cellar Door

Information

Drinking wine here is different than in other places. The Cellar Door gives our visitors a kind of front row seat to our winemaking works, complete with tutored tastings and wines you can’t drink anywhere else, including late releases and carefully cellared museum selections. Here, you can wander through the original barrel hall, relax in the courtyard overlooking the vines, taste our olive oil, or enjoy bites of cheese and antipasti. Be inspired by our carefully curated artwork, or peruse our range of luxury collection items, which is available for sale here.

Hours

Monday to Friday 10am - 5pm
Weekends 11am - 5pm

Restaurant

Information

The Gallery:
An extension of the Bird in Hand winemaking philosophy, The Gallery is the culmination of everything Bird in Hand stands for: food, art, design, friendship, celebration. And, oh yes, wine. Featuring ingredients from local growers and our own kitchen garden, our onsite farm-to-table restaurant offers a seasonal menu of standout dishes in an elegant yet relaxed environment.
The Gallery is open for lunch every day

The Red Wine Room:
For those seeking a more secluded, intimate dining experience, our Red Wine Room offers a private space for up to 36 guests seated, or 60 guests standing.

For reservations and enquiries please contact hospitality@birdinhand.com.au

Hours

The Gallery is open for lunch every day

Stockist Information

Distribution Information

National
National Sales & Export Nicole Roberts
TEL: +61 8 8389 9488
marketing@birdinhand.com.au

South Australia
SA Sales Manager Jane Cornish
TEL: +61 487 077 004
metro@birdinhand.com.au

Victoria & Tasmania
VIC Sales Manager Tiger Taylor
TEL: +61 422 061 996
vicmetro@birdinhand.com.au

New South Wales & ACT
NSW Sales Manager Julie Collins
TEL: +61 458 055 144
nswsales@birdinhand.com.au

Queensland
QLD Sales Manager Matt Little
TEL: +61 487 222 055
qldsales@birdinhand.com.au

International Sales Information

United States
HP Selections
www.hpselections.com

Ireland
Robb Brothers Wine Merchants
TEL: +353 28 3833 2306

United Kingdom

Waitrose
www.waitrosecellar.com

Tanners
www.tanners-wines.co.uk

Dunells
www.dunells.com

Slurp.co.uk
www.slurp.co.uk

Oxford Wine co
www.oxfordwine.co.uk

Weavers of Nottingham
www.weaverswines.com

Frontier Fine wines
www.frontierfinewines.co.uk

Seckford agencies
www.seckfordagencies.co.uk

Details

Bird In Hand winery
Rating
Winemaker Kym Milne MW, Dylan Lee
Established 1997
Dozens 120000
Vineyards (area) 29 ha
Opening Hours Monday to Friday 10am - 5pm, Weekends and Public Holidays 11am - 5pm
Address Bird in Hand Road, Woodside, SA 5244
Telephone (08) 8389 9488
Website www.birdinhand.com.au