Journal

Father's Day at Bird in Hand

  Father's Day in Australia is around the corner, taking place year on Sunday 3rd September. The Gallery at Bird in Hand will be open for lunch if you're looking to treat your Dad to a meal. All guests can enjoy our Signature Flight, a share-style menu, featuring fresh, natural and local produce, which changes with the seasons. Alternatively, if you're looking to enjoy a lengthy, indulgent afternoon you can opt for the Joy Flight. This exciting seasonal culinary journey unfolds to reveal a[...]

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New look Sparkling Pinot Noir

  We have this week unveiled an exciting new look for our iconic sparkling wine, to commemorate 20 years of winemaking.   Our just-released 2017 Bird in Hand Sparkling Pinot Noir has been a classic favourite for many years, and for our anniversary, we’ve given the bottle a new character. This elegant, modern and minimalist design we think perfectly reflects how Bird in Hand has evolved over the past two decades.   The wine is the same sparkling pinot we've been producing for ye[...]

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Winter Reds 2017

   With only a few of our vine leaves clinging on and overnight temperatures hovering around freezing, there’s no denying winter is here.   And how better to spend a chilly afternoon than over a glass of red in front of the fire, enjoying some hearty food and live music? At Bird in Hand, we’ve just launched our program for Winter Reds, the annual festival in the Adelaide Hills taking place from 28-30 July.   On Saturday 29th July, we’ll be hosting a ‘Birds in the Ga[...]

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Autumn twilight dinners

  Following our successful series of 'Friday Twilight' dinners in March and April, we are opening our restaurant, The Gallery again on a number of Friday evenings throughout winter.   On four Fridays throughout June, July and August, chef de cuisine Carlos Astudillo will be presenting a seasonal menu using  fresh ingredients from local growers and our own kitchen garden in the elegant, yet relaxed setting of The Gallery.   Dishes to choose from include seasonal figs, Jerusale[...]

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Montaigne and Tkay Maidza

  Friends, family, and those who have played a part in our journey over the past two decades joined us at Bird in Hand this weekend to celebrate our 20th anniversary.   Guests were greeted at the winery with a glass of 2010 Nest Egg Joy sparkling wine to the sounds of indigenous artist Robert Wuldi. Moving into our barrel hall for dinner, they were treated to a spine-tingling live rendition of ‘Chandelier’ from rising Australian star Montaigne, inspiring a standing ovation.  [...]

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Valentine's Day 2017

For the love of .. wine, food, music, art and your special someone. Bird in Hand brings you a romantic and memorable 5 course dégustation dinner on Tuesday February 14, 2017. Chef de cuisine, Carlos Astudillo, will surprise and delight with culinary masterpieces blended with strokes of fresh 'Bird in Hand' kitchen garden favorites and local produce. Wine pairings available on request. Call 83899488 or email maitred@birdinhand.com.au to book. See menu.

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CRUSH 2017

 Crush at Bird in Hand on Sunday Jan 29 only. Enjoy a tantalizing culinary degustation by Chef de cuisine Carlos Astudillo, paired with back vintage wine showcasing Bird in Hand’s ‘Australian winery and winemaker of the year’ accolades. Bookings essential. See Degustation menu. To book call Cellar Door on 08 8389 9488 or email here Want to be flexible and not book? Celebrate wine and summer fun among breathtaking views. Enjoy pizzas, baguettes, charcuterie, cheese platters and othe[...]

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Missy Higgins & MAC Shiraz Launch

Performing under the stars and amongst the vines at Bird in Hand in the Adelaide Hills, Missy Higgins fused her live band with South Australia’s largest arts organization, The Adelaide Symphony Orchestra at Bird in Hand’s annual vineyard concert. The beloved Melbourne based singer/songwriter augmented all her iconic hits including “Scar”, “The Special Two”, “Steer”, “Where I Stood” and “Everyone’s Waiting” with the state’s best orchestral musicians amongst a full hous[...]

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Joy is Everywhere

     The holidays are upon us. Joy is everywhere. And nowhere does she look better than under the tree, wrapped and ripped open, sipped on with loved ones. This 'Methode Champenoise' style sparkling wine comes in a unique gift box to make a perfect Christmas gift. 100% hand-picked Pinot Noir wine, after secondary fermentation the wine has been aged on lees for 5 years in bottle before disgorging and shows distinctive flavours of fresh bread, brioche and a creamy texture with o[...]

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What's on your Christmas table?

  It’s the season for sparkle and shine. The presents are wrapped and menu prepared. Just one question begs to be answered, what wine is on your Christmas table? Our winemaker Jared Stringer, gives you a rundown of sensational pairing suggestions for the festive season to leave your family wanting more. Go traditional : Pair Roast Chicken/Turkey with Bird in Hand Chardonnay/Bird in Hand Italian range Arneis – These slightly fuller bodied white wine styles lend themselves to the mooris[...]

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