2020 Winners Announced
September 7, 2020
2021 Registration Opens
October 1, 2020
2021 Judging Date
May 16, 2021
Bird in Hand is a family winery, literally and metaphorically. Andrew began the company with the support of his parents, Michael and Joy while his brother Justin assisted with marketing and export. Andrew lives and works on the grounds with his wife Susie, who tends the gardens, and their three children, Lalla, Edward, and Oscar. The larger Bird in Hand family also includes a winemaking team, restaurant staff, and marketing and events arm.
This wine has lifted strawberry and cherry blossom aromas with a beautiful blush pink color from skin contact. The palate shows a refreshing mix of cherry, strawberries and ruby grapefruit with fruit sweetness balanced by crisp acidity with a long, clean finish. This wine is vegan friendly.
A local treasure with a globalist point of view and international renown, our chief winemaker, Kym Milne, has worked in the wine industry for over 30 years. A winemaking graduate of Roseworthy College, he worked in Australia for a stint before moving to New Zealand to be chief winemaker for Villa Maria winery from 1983 to 1992. (In 1991, he become the second Australian ever to receive the distinction Master of Wine.)
Kym spent the next decade working as Director of Winemaking Operations for UK importer International Wine Services, running winemaking projects throughout Europe, South Africa, and North and South America producing wine for the UK market. He joined Bird in Hand in 2003, bringing an exciting international perspective to the local winemaking community.
Kym has extensive international wine show judging experience and is currently Chairman of Judges at the Sydney International Wine Competition. He resides in the Adelaide Hills, with his New Zealand wife and three English-born sons.
In 2014, Kym was named Australian Winemaker of the Year by Winestate Magazine.
Born in outback Western Australia, Dylan spent much of his childhood in the Great Southern region. On a high school geology field trip, he visited some of the area’s vineyards, igniting an interest in grape growing and winemaking. In 2005, he moved to Adelaide to complete a degree in winemaking at the University of Adelaide. Later, he worked on vintages in the Northern Rhone Valley, Niagara Peninsula, Margaret River and McLaren Vale, learning a diverse range of techniques and philosophies. He moved back to Adelaide in 2010 with his wife, Lillian, bringing his already wide store of knowledge to Bird in Hand, beginning as a cellar hand for the 2011 vintage.
If you are an importer looking to stock this rose, contact:
Bird in Hand Winery Pty Ltd
+61 8 8389 9488
If you are a sommelier or a wine director in USA who is looking to stock this wine, contact their US importer: WolfPack Worldwide LLC- Paul Favale TEL: +1 646 275 9688 email@example.com