Bird in Hand

A boutique Winery and Cellar Door in the Adelaide Hills

Wine Tasting at Bird in Hand

Bird in Hand, a family-owned winery nestled in South Australia's Adelaide Hills, stands as a beacon of artisan winemaking, marrying the ancient charm of the region's old soils with modern innovation and sustainability. Founded with the vision of creating internationally recognised wines, Bird in Hand has grown over two decades into a cradle for passionate oenologists, art, and culture enthusiasts. The winery's founders, Andrew and Susie Nugent, have fostered a unique ecosystem where winemaking intertwines with the natural cycles of life, leading to the production of a diverse range of wines including Riesling, Shiraz, and Chardonnay, among others.

The estate's exceptional location, influenced by the Gulf of St. Vincent and the Mount Lofty Ranges, provides a special diurnal temperature shift that is beloved by the grapes. This unique microclimate, combined with a dedication to sustainability and biodiversity, has allowed Bird in Hand to expand its vineyard operations into Tasmania, promising the continuation of their tradition of excellence in winemaking. With ambitious plans for the future, Bird in Hand is not just about producing premium wines but also about becoming a pre-eminent international tourist destination showcasing South Australian wine, produce, art, and culture.

Visit Bird in Hand in Adelaide Hills

The Bird in Hand Cellar Door offers an inviting atmosphere where visitors can immerse themselves in the winery's vision of artful exploration and connection with nature. Guests are welcomed to enjoy tastings in the newly designed gallery space, relax in the stunning terrace gardens, or experience more intimate tastings in the private room. The cellar door's food offerings, available daily, feature seasonal dishes designed for sharing, perfectly complementing the winery's portfolio of wines. From guided tastings to simply enjoying a glass of wine amidst the beauty of the estate, Bird in Hand provides a comprehensive and enriching experience for all visitors.

Emphasising the importance of bookings for their guided tastings, Bird in Hand ensures each visitor receives a personalised and educational journey through their wines. The winery's hospitality team, led by experts such as Senior Winemaker Sarah Burvill and Consultant Winemaker Sam Harrop MW, is dedicated to showcasing the winery's commitment to quality, sustainability, and the art of winemaking. Whether it's for a casual visit or a private event, Bird in Hand's Cellar Door is a testament to their pursuit of creating memorable wine experiences.

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Book a tasting at Bird in Hand

Bookings at Bird in Hand are highly recommended to fully appreciate the winery's diverse range of cool-climate artisan wines and the immersive tasting experiences they offer. The Cellar Door welcomes visitors every day from 11am to 5pm, providing ample opportunity to explore their wine collections and enjoy the seasonal food menu. For those interested in private events, the winery's experienced staff are on hand to ensure every detail is perfect, from the choice of wine to the setting in the terrace gardens or indoor spaces. By recommending advance bookings, Bird in Hand ensures that every guest can enjoy the full breadth of what the winery has to offer, from its exceptional wines to the natural beauty and artistic culture of the Adelaide Hills.

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