Iconic Adelaide Hills winery Bird in Hand is set to become a hub for elite wine, produce, art and culture, thanks to a multi-million dollar renovation of its cellar door and restaurant.
With plans to raise the stakes as an international tourism destination, the winery has closed its public spaces as it prepares to further showcase the best of SA wine and produce.
Bird in Hand Founder, Andrew Nugent, hopes that these changes will help to grow South Australia’s visitor economy, and shine a light on the state’s emerging talents in the wine, food and art industries.
“We intend to create a space of global, artistic and sustainable paramountcy that helps secure our state and region as an imperative on the world wine and tourism map,” Nugent said.
“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.
“The Adelaide Hills is a major part of South Australia’s $8.1 billion visitor economy, and we share the State Government’s vision to grow.”
Plans for the winery’s future layout include a new 40 seat wine and culinary experience, an art gallery, increased cellar door space, underground cellars, tasting rooms and landscaped gardens and vineyards, complete with state-of-the-art sustainable practices.
Nugent says the renovation “will create up to 50 sustainable, long-term jobs for the local community and will cater for up to 400 additional visitors to the region every day.”
The masterplan development will be undertaken by many leading South Australian firms – architects, designers and gallerists, including Gillett Grieve Anderson, Enoki, Hugo Michel and Kingsbrook.
Bird in Hand’s cellar door and restaurant will be closed to the public for the foreseeable future due to construction, with the online store remaining fully up and running.
Check out Bird in Hand’s online store here.