2023 Recap: 20 Trophies & 45 Gold Medals
We have had an absolutely phenomenal run of awards this year, with our wines being awarded 20 Trophies and 45 Gold Medals in 2023 alone!
We also won Trophies at all six of Australia's capital city wine shows, as well as two prestigious international shows, the Decanter World Wine Awards and the International Wine & Spirits Challenge.
Best in Show at the Decanter World Wine Awards
Our 2018 Redbrook Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon was awarded a prestigious ‘Best in Show’ medal at the world’s most recognised wine show, the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) 2023.
This Redbrook Cabernet was awarded 97 points (the highest score given at this year’s show), and it was 1 of only 3 Cabernet Sauvignons awarded ‘Best in Show’, meaning this award-winning wine is one of the best Cabernets in the world!
The 2023 competition saw 18,250 wines judged, with only 50 wines awarded the highest award for 'Best in Show'.
Australia's Best Chardonnay
Our 2021 Redbrook Estate Chardonnay was crowned Best Australian Chardonnay and took out the Trophy for Best Margaret River Chardonnay, with 97 points and Top Gold at the James Halliday Australian Chardonnay and Cabernet Challenge.
This incredible result followed a huge win at the Sydney Royal Wine Show this year, when the 2021 Redbrook Estate Chardonnay won three Trophies for Best Wine of Show, Best White, and Best Chardonnay. Speaking on this result, Chair of Judges Sarah Crowe said:
“Australian wine connoisseurs are winners here. The 2023 Sydney Royal Wine Show has demonstrated that not only are Australian producers delivering incredible wines, but they are doing so at reasonable price points for consumers. This year’s Best Wine of Show is a fantastic example of this, Australian Chardonnays are at the top of their game and the Evans & Tate Redbrook Estate Chardonnay is delivering the highest quality at an accessible price for this level of wine.”
Max Schubert Trophy Winner
Our 2019 Redbrook Estate Shiraz was awarded the highly coveted Max Schubert Trophy for Most Outstanding Red Wine of Show at the most prestigious capital city wine show in the country – the Royal Adelaide Wine Show.
The 2019 Redbrook Estate Shiraz also won two other Trophies for Best Shiraz of Show and Best Shiraz 2020 Vintage or Older, bringing the total tally to an incredible three Trophies! Alongside the Jimmy Watson Trophy (Royal Melbourne Wine Show), the Max Schubert Trophy is one of the most well-known and highly regarded wine awards in Australia.
5 Trophies for our Redbrook Reserve Chardonnay
Our 2020 Redbrook Reserve Chardonnay was awarded 5 trophies at the Perth Royal Wine Awards 2023, including being crowned Best Wine of Show.
The five trophies awarded were: Best Wine of Show, Best Western Australian Wine, Best White Table Wine, Best West Australian White Table Wine and Best Chardonnay. Speaking on this exceptional result, Winemaker Feleasha Prendergast said:
"To be singled out as one of the best wines in Australia and to also win back-to-back Best Wine of Show (also won Best in Show in 2022) is an incredible achievement, and something the whole Evans & Tate team should be proud of. It's an amazing and epic result for Margaret River, especially to win against the Margaret River Cabernets which are amongst the best in the world. "
International Wine & Spirits Challenge
Our 2020 Redbrook Estate Cabernet Merlot was 1 of just 24 wines awarded a Trophy at the International Wine & Spirits Challenge (IWSC) in London. This result firmly places this Margaret River wine as 1 of the top 24 wines in the world.
IWSC judges scored this wine 95 points and said: "A wine of pedigree with a palate that is beautifully balanced with notes of dark fruits, red berries, pencil shavings, and herbs. Beads of refreshing acidity run through to the powerful finish, demonstrating the skill with which it has been crafted. A sophisticated and age-worthy example."
The 2019 Redbrook Reserve Chardonnay also received a Gold Medal at the IWSC 2023. This wine has already won a Trophy for Best Chardonnay at the Royal Hobart Wine Show 2021, as well as 9 Gold Medals across the Australian wine show circuit.
Best Other Red Varietal in Australia
Our recently released 2022 Single Vineyard Malbec was awarded two trophies for Best Other Varietal Red Wine at the Royal Hobart Wine Show and the Wine Show of Western Australia this year.
Margaret River is quickly being recognised as a natural home for Malbec to thrive in and this Single Vineyard Malbec is a world-class example of this native French variety.
Shop our Trophy-Winning Mixed Case
To celebrate this exceptional award show season, we have put together a mixed case which includes some of the country's most highly awarded wines. These six wines have a combined total of 21 Trophies and 36 Gold Medals.
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