Bird in Hand. The experience of wine.

Bird in Hand is a world renowned producer of fine wine and high-quality products that deliberately celebrate the senses;


Taste – Food & Wine: 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. Onsite restaurant ‘The Gallery’ is a culmination of Bird in Hand’s passion for wine, food, art and design, where the signature share-style ‘food flight’ menu represents local produce and the changing seasons.


Sight – Art Gallery: as the name suggests, ‘The Gallery’ restaurant is a live art showcase of pieces curated and commissioned especially for the space. World famous artists together with local gallery owners dress the walls, floors and even ceiling with changing collections that delight, tempt and sometimes challenge The Gallery’s diners.


Sound – Concerts Series: each year the winery is transformed into a world-class music venue, welcoming thousands of visitors to each performance from some of the globe’s most legendary musicians, including Bernard Fanning, Pete Murray, Kate Ceberano and Julia Stone.


Smell – Olfactive Scent: the Bird in Hand winery is located in the picturesque Adelaide Hills on 100 acres of gardens and vineyards, just 35 minutes from the CBD. New and old French oak barrels line the walls of one of our indoor event spaces, while deciduous maple trees and fragrant magnolias frame the winery’s cellar door and terrace. ‘The Gallery’s Garden’ is a vision for a fully operational kitchen garden that will supply the restaurant with fresh, natural and aromatic ingredients. All these exquisite perfumes combine to create Bird in Hand’s signature olfactive scent.




Touch – The Luxury Collection: is a unique portfolio of luxury goods, inspired by the world’s finest materials; leather, cashmere, wool, silk and cotton. Uncompromising on quality and detail, the continually expanding range crosses 5 key sectors; handbags, jewellery, accessories, travel and lifestyle. Trend is seamlessly blended with tradition to create exclusive pieces that are as innovative as they are practical. Enjoying success since early 2012, the Bird in Hand Luxury Collection will always; embody artistic experience, be synonymous with timeless elegance and deliver superior quality.


The Family

The Nugent family live and work on the picturesque property, reflecting the strong sense of community in the Adelaide Hills.

The sense of community emanates from Andrews mother Joy, who is the visionary behind Nurse Link, providing palliative care in the home. She has now gone on to form NurseLink Foundation, a charity to advance nursing in the spirit of Florence Nightlingale and change the way we care for the frail and elderly.


Who are the Nugent family?

Andrew Nugent – Founder / Executive Director / Winemaker & his wife Susie

Dr Michael Nugent (Snr) - Founding Partner (the new MAC wine is named after Michael Nugent Snr)

Joy Nugent –  Founder NurseLink Foundation (the Nest Egg JOY Sparkling Pinot Noir is named after Joy Nugent)

Justin Nugent – Global Brand Ambassador & his wife Kath

Dr Michael Nugent & his wife Katherine

Dr Susan Nugent

Bird in Hand Foundation


Andrew Nugent

Bird in Hand Founder and Director

Kym Milne MW

Chief Winemaker

Paul Giles

Creative Director

Before and After

A photo history of Bird in Hand

Frequently Asked Questions