The Best Chardonnay in Australia: Redbrook Estate Chardonnay
We are absolutely ecstatic to announce that the highly awarded 2021 Redbrook Estate Chardonnay took out the Trophy for Best Margaret River Chardonnay, and then went on to be crowned Best Australian Chardonnay with 97 points and Top Gold at the James Halliday Australian Chardonnay & Cabernet Challenge yesterday.
This incredible result follows a huge win at the Sydney Royal Wine Show last month, where the 2021 Redbrook Estate Chardonnay won 3 trophies for Best Wine of Show, Best White, and Best Chardonnay.
The initial pre-release allocation of the 2021 Redbrook Estate Chardonnay has been exhausted; however, we have a small amount available to purchase in a mixed vertical 6-pack alongside 2 other award-winning Redbrook Estate Chardonnay vintages: the 2020 and 2019. These 3 wines have won a combined total of 6 Trophies and 12 Gold Medals across some of the most prestigious wine competitions in Australia. The 2020 Redbrook Estate Chardonnay was also awarded a Gold Medal and 95 points at the James Halliday Australian Chardonnay & Cabernet Challenge yesterday.
We are extremely excited to offer this incredible value vertical Chardonnay pack to our members for just $216.00 (members price)*.
- 2 x Evans & Tate 2021 Redbrook Estate Chardonnay
- 2 x Evans & Tate 2020 Redbrook Estate Chardonnay
- 2 x Evans & Tate 2019 Redbrook Estate Chardonnay
Shop this award-winning vertical pack here. Plus, to celebrate this win, all orders of this vertical pack will go in the draw to win a magnum of the 2021 Redbrook Estate Chardonnay!
Speaking on this exceptional run of awards for the Redbrook Estate Chardonnay, Senior Winemaker Matt Byrne said:
"This 3-year vertical pack has never been offered before and we couldn't be more excited about the immense quality of the Redbrook Estate Chardonnay on offer.
"Australian Chardonnay is in a really special place at the moment with exciting world class wines being made by producers across the country. So, for our Redbrook Estate Chardonnay from the 2021 vintage to be selected as the top wine in this year’s Chardonnay Challenge, again acknowledges the class of fruit delivered year-in-year-out by our vineyards that shape our Redbrook wines. The cool 2021 Margaret River vintage further elevated this wine and gave it a delicacy whilst still retaining the immense flavour that Redbrook wines are renowned for.
"To win an award like this is a huge team effort; the work done in the vineyard, to the picking decisions made, the care taken by our cellar hands in the winery and the nurturing of the wine throughout its life is something all of us involved in are super proud of. We are simply pumped with yesterday’s announcement!"
The James Halliday Australian Chardonnay and Cabernet Challenge is a celebration of the world’s most popular two varieties and Australia’s outstanding regional diversity. The Challenge is a collaboration between the Margaret River Wine Association and Wine Yarra Valley and this year, Yarra Valley was the host region for the 2023 Challenge. Over 615 wines from around the country were judged and in an epic win, Margaret River wines won both the overall Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon Trophies, once again showing the consistently high quality of wines being produced from this tiny Western Australian wine region. Chair of Judges, Adam Wadewitz, said, “[We] found some real gems that highlight the best examples of Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon from across Australia. It was exciting to be judging some of the cooler vintages and noting that many of the awarded wines not only look good now but will reward those that can keep them in their cellar long enough.”
A huge congratulations to Senior Winemaker Matt Byne, Winemaker Feleasha Prendergast and all of the winemaking and viticultural teams on these fantastic results.
- 2021 Redbrook Estate Chardonnay – Trophy for Best Australian Chardonnay & Regional Trophy for Best Margaret River Chardonnay
- 2021 Redbrook Estate Chardonnay – Top Gold, 97 Points
- 2020 Redbrook Estate Chardonnay – 95 Points
- 2022 Redbrook Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon – 95 Points (not yet released)
Shop this award-winning Redbrook Estate Chardonnay vertical pack here. Plus, to celebrate this win, all orders of this six-pack will go in the draw to win a magnum of the 2021 Redbrook Estate Chardonnay!
*Please note these wines will be shipped from 18 September 2023.