Bird in Hand winery’s $30m expansion to put Adelaide Hills ‘on the map’

The Bird in Hand winery in the Adelaide Hills has announced plans for a $30 million upgrade of its Woodside property.

A new 40-seat “wine and culinary experience”, art gallery, extra cellar door space, underground cellars and tasting rooms are all part of the plans that have been lodged with Adelaide Hills Council.

“That means not only increasing our ability to cater for growing demand but also shining light on the outstanding winemakers, food producers, artists and designers that we nurture here,” company founder Andrew Nugent told The Advertiser.

“Our family, together with the remarkably talented and dedicated team at Bird in Hand feel very fortunate to be able to promote the elite artisan wines and produce of South Australia with the world from our Adelaide Hills home.”

Company manager Jared Stringer said the Adelaide Hills is the closest wine region to any Australian capital city, with over 1.2 million people on its doorstep.

“We expect this to grow continually when people realise the amazing destination they have access to right at their doorstep,” Stringer said.

“Having said that, this development will not only welcome visitors from Adelaide and South Australia, it will be a world class destination for lovers of fine wine, food, art and culture.”