The Adelaide Hills property was purchased and planted in 1997 by the Nugent family. The site was once a dairy farm, many of the original structures remain and have been transformed to house different areas of the winery. The old cheese and yogurt factory are now their offices and the two big silos which were once used as grain storage for the cattle are now a feature for the winery. Bird in Hand Winery’s title is named after the old Bird in Hand goldmine situated on Bird in Hand road.
They are producing across four specialty tiers; MAC, Nest Egg, Bird in Hand and Two in the Bush, Bird in Hand is best known for sophisticated, cool climate wine from the Adelaide Hills in South Australia.
The wine making team has grown over the years and is now headed up by internationally renowned Chief Winemaker, Kym Milne MW. In 2003 he moved back to Australia and after working as consultant to Bird in Hand for many years, his main role is now Chief Winemaker for the winery.
Kym has extensive international wine show judging experience, and is currently Chairman of Judges at the Sydney International Wine Competition.