Redbrook Estate Cabernet Merlot Wins Best Cabernet Blends Trophy at the National Wine Show of Australia 2024

Redbrook Estate Cabernet Merlot Wins Best Cabernet Blends Trophy at the National Wine Show of Australia 2024

We are thrilled to kick off the 2024 wine show season with a Trophy for Best Cabernet Blends at the prestigious National Wine Show of Australia last night. Our 2021 Redbrook Estate Cabernet Merlot took out this top award and was the only wine to receive a Top Gold medal in its category.

National Wine Show winners represent the best of the best Australian wines. With rigorous entry criteria, only the highest-awarded wines at qualifying Australian wine shows make it to the judging table. Show judges said: "This year we had 952 entries, reflecting the incredible diversity of our winemaking community. Trophies were awarded to wines from 12 different regions across all winegrowing states, showcasing the unique flavours and exceptional quality that make Australian wine world-renowned."

Speaking on this fantastic result, Senior Winemaker Matt Byrne said:

"We were absolutely stoked for our wines to be invited to enter this year’s National Wine Show as the entry criteria alone is tough. For our 2021 Redbrook Estate Cabernet Merlot to then go up against Australia’s finest Cabernet blends and be awarded a Top Gold and then the Trophy, way exceeded our expectations. The team has worked so hard and intelligently on this tiny blend for many years now, and multiple vintages have been awarded on the national and international stage. We are very satisfied and proud of each other to say the least.

“It is also a very fitting moment to acknowledge Dr John Gladstones who passed away last week. Dr Gladstones’ research led to the birth of the Margaret River wine region, as he highlighted the suitability of the area to the red winegrape varieties of Bordeaux, which inspired the first vine plantings in 1967. For our 2021 Redbrook wine, which is a blend of three of these varieties, to be recognised as one of the Nation’s best, is testament to Dr Gladstones’ belief of the suitability of the region for fine wine viticulture.”

We are also very pleased that our 2021 Redbrook Estate Chardonnay received a Top Gold and was runner-up for the Chardonnay Trophy.

Our 2022 Single Vineyard Malbec was also awarded a Gold Medal at the awards presentation last night. This wine was also awarded two Trophies at the Wine Show of Western Australia and Royal Hobart Wine Awards last year. 

Trophy Winner

Top Gold Medal Winners

Gold Medal Winners

 Full results can be viewed online here.

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