Top 5 Red Star rated winery in the Halliday Wine Companion 2024
We are extremely proud that Evans & Tate has been recognised as a Top 5 Red Star rated winery in the Halliday Wine Companion 2024. This rating is defined as an "outstanding winery regularly producing wines of exemplary quality and typicity". Not only that, but we have also been "acknowledged to have held a long track record of excellence, typically having held a 5-star rating for 10 years. Truly the best of the best." Just 167 wineries were bestowed the honour of this rating and we thrilled to be recognised alongside some of the country's best wineries.
The history and excellence of Evans & Tate was described by Halliday team member Jane Faulkner when she said:
"Evans & Tate was founded in the early 1970s when its prized Redbrook vineyard was established at Wilyabrup. In 1987 they released the Margaret River Classic Semillon Sauvignon blend, which morphed into the number-one-selling wine from the region. The brand’s success as a producer of note has ebbed and flowed over the years, but there is stability now thanks to Fogarty Wine Group taking full ownership; they've injected much-needed funds into vineyards rejuvenation and new plantings. It’s getting some love. There’s a renewed sense of enthusiasm and optimism, and while senior winemaker Matt Byrne has been a steady influence, winemaker Feleasha Prendergast is bringing a fresh perspective, too.Volumes have increased to feed an array of labels but its premium wines under the Redbrook range have never been better. It bodes well."
We also received some excellent scores in the Companion across a number of our wines. Be sure to sign up to our mailing list to be the first to receive release information for these upcoming vintages.
A huge congratulations to Senior Winemaker Matt Byrne, Winemaker Feleasha Prendergast, Chief Viticulturist John Fogarty and the Evans & Tate winery and vineyard teams on these fantastic results.
Halliday Wine Companion 2024 Reviews
2020 Redbrook Reserve Chardonnay
"The marketing department has stuck 10 gold wine show winner stickers onto the label – just in case you need help working out if this is a gold-worthy wine. As it turns out, it is very much so. Tightly wound and structured with grapefruit and lemon and zest, full of funk and smoky sulphides, not too much, just right. Oak is neatly integrated, adding a layer of spice and texture. In one way, this is steely with fine acidity, yet not lacking in flavour."
2019 Redbrook Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
"Here’s some advice: decant this then prepare dinner, maybe a rack of lamb or roast beef, lots of roasted vegetables including beetroot, gather friends for a feast and pour the wine. It should have unfurled in the time it took to do the aforementioned. Wonderful fragrance and flavours of mulberries, cranberries, cinnamon and plenty of cedary/woodsy spices from the oak. It’s full bodied, densely packed with flavour and has no shortage of tannins, albeit ripe and grainy tannins in a youthful context. Its best days are ahead of it."
2020 Redbrook Estate Cabernet Merlot
"While cabernet sauvignon and merlot are stamped on the label, apparently cabernet franc and malbec are in the mix, percentages unknown even if the latter adds lots of its positive attributes to the wine. A dark red/inky hue laden with mulberries, plums, cassis and a baker’s cupboard full of spices with wafts of tobacco, menthol/eucalyptus. Full bodied and densely packed with flavour and no shortage of structure or tannins. If you imagine being at a rave, this wine is the DJ mixing it right up."
2020 Redbrook Estate Chardonnay
"A fine-boned and delicate style with millefeuille layers of flavour: lemon and zest, creamy lees and oak spices with a hint of moreish sulphides. It’s a touch savoury with fine acidity and very pleasing, even if it finishes a tad short."
2021 Wild Cape Chardonnay (sold out)
"A refreshing and zippy wine layered with lemon and some flinty, smoky notes yet it’s dry with refreshing acidity. It scratches the chardonnay itch."
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