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 estate plantings (merlot, pinot noir, cabernet sauvignon, sauvignon blanc, riesling, shiraz) provide only part of the annual crush, the remainder coming from contract growers. Exports to all major markets.


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.


Sparkling pinot noir, sauvignon blanc, shiraz

Cellar Door


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.


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

Details are correct at time of writing

Please check winery website for up to date details



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


The Gallery is open for lunch every day

Details are correct at time of writing

Please check winery website for up to date details

Stockist Information

Distribution Information

National Sales & Export Nicole Roberts
TEL: +61 8 8389 9488

South Australia
SA Sales Manager Jane Cornish
TEL: +61 487 077 004

Victoria & Tasmania
VIC Sales Manager Tiger Taylor
TEL: +61 422 061 996

New South Wales & ACT
NSW Sales Manager Julie Collins
TEL: +61 458 055 144

QLD Sales Manager Matt Little
TEL: +61 487 222 055

International Sales Information

United States
HP Selections

Robb Brothers Wine Merchants
TEL: +353 28 3833 2306

United Kingdom




Oxford Wine co

Weavers of Nottingham

Frontier Fine wines

Seckford agencies


Bird In Hand winery
Winemaker Kym Milne (MW), Dylan Lee, Matteo Malagese
Established 1997
Dozens 130 000
Vineyards (area) 29 ha
Opening Hours Mon-Fri 10-5, w'ends & public hols 11-5
Address Bird in Hand Road, Woodside, SA 5244
Telephone (08) 8389 9488