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Bird in Hand expands to Tasmania with vineyard and art trail plans

Bird in Hand is set to expand into Tasmania, having acquired a pristine stretch of coastline at Seymour on the east coast.

Bird in Hand is set to expand into Tasmania, having acquired a pristine stretch of coastline at Seymour on the east coast.

Bordering the Douglas Apsley National Park, this folding Tasmanian landscape with a unique microclimate of growing conditions will be
planted under vine to produce exceptional quality fruit while nurturing corridors of wildlife to retain a self-regulating ecosystem.

The 400-acre property rich in dolerite soils with a smattering of ironstone combined with extended slow ripening periods in autumn, make it ideal for growing Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. One hundred and fifty acres of the land will be planted under vine and in other areas, vegetation will be restored, and native shrubs and flaxes will be planted preserving biodiversity.

Sustainability woven into the core of their identity, Bird in Hand plan to create a preeminent destination with ambitious land art traversing the ancient soils, a 37-acre dam to preserve the natural habitat creating an ecological haven.

Bird in Hand founder Andrew Nugent says “Artisan winemaking has afforded my family remarkable opportunities for which I am most grateful. Bird in Hand has always followed its own path. Currently with the expansion of our estate vineyards into Tasmania, the access to global distribution and to many of the world’s best restaurants, we are focussing on being unique, true to our vision and playing our role in elevating the global status of Australian wine.”

Embracing creativity in its fullest sense and resetting the possibilities across all areas, Bird in Hand plan to affirm the quality of Australian wine by showcasing the land on which they are so fortunate to call home.

Bird in Hand winemakers have previously been awarded ‘Red winemaker of the Year’ at the 2019 International Wine Challenge in London and the ‘André Tchelistcheff Winemaker of the Year’ at 2019 San Francisco International Wine Competition. Bird in Hand has established its global position with listings in some of the world’s best restaurants including Harry’s Bar & Soho House in the U.K and The Carlyle & Sunset Towers in the U.S. to name a few.

Explore the Bird in Hand website here.

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