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Evans & Tate Established
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Wilyabrup site is purchased in the heart of Margaret River

John Evans and John Tate find a piece of land on the northern bank of the Wilyabrup River in Margaret River. The location appeals to them as it has well-drained gravel soils, and a Mediterranean climate with a maritime influence.
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Vineyard established

Evans & Tate plant the land to vines and set about crafting wines of exceptional quality. They name the vineyard 'Redbrook', after Tate’s beloved Daschund.

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Partnership dissolves

The partnership between John Tate and John Evans winds up. John Tate and his wife Toni take over the winery.

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E&T Classic ssb first release

Evans & Tate Classic Semillon Sauvignon Blanc (Dry White) is released as a fresh and easy-drinking blend. Twenty-five years on, it continues to be Australia’s favourite Margaret River wine (Nielsen MAT Value 2012).

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Popularity abounds!

The popularity and demand for Evans & Tate wines continues to grow, selling approximately 150,000 cases of wine, up from 6,000 cases in 1987.

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State-of-the-art winery is built

A new winery in Margaret River is built with capacity for 3,500 barrels in two temperature-controlled barrel halls. In reaction to the nationwide demand for their wines, Evans & Tate continues to expand their operations.

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Global award – first time for wa winery

The Evans & Tate 1999 Margaret River Shiraz wins Best Red Wine at the 17th Annual International Wine Challenge in London, beating 4,875 entries. It is the first time a Western Australian red wine has won such a prestigious and significant award.

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Matt Byrne appointed as Chief Winemaker

Chief Winemaker Matthew Byrne joins Evans & Tate and brings international experience of vintages from South Africa to California.

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Redbrook Cellar Door opens its doors

The Cellar Door at Redbrook opens. Perched among the first vines planted by John Tate and John Evans, the state-of-the-art facility cements Evans & Tate as one of the region’s premier wineries.

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McWilliam's Wines purchases Evans & Tate

The McWilliam family, one of Australia's First Families of Wine, finalises the purchase of Evans & Tate. This brings together Australia's most awarded winemaker with Australia's favourite Margaret River wines.

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Clean Sweep in WA!

Evans & Tate wins Most Successful Exhibitor at all three major Western Australian wine shows – Perth Royal Wine Show, Qantas Wine Show of Western Australia and Margaret River Wine Show. This includes an incredible seven trophies at the Qantas Wine Show alone.

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5 Red Stars – James Halliday

Evans & Tate is awarded five red stars by James Halliday in his 2011 Australian Wine Companion.

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Triple Trophies at IWC

The 2009 Redbrook Cabernet Sauvignon is a triple trophy winner at the International Wine Competition.

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Most Successful Exhibitor at Margaret River Wine Show

Evans & Tate dominated the 2015 Margaret River Wine Show, taking home five trophies including Most Successful Exhibitor. The Evans & Tate 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon won the trophy for Best Red Wine of Show and Best Cabernet Sauvignon, while the Evans & Tate 2013 Malbec won the trophy for Best Other Red Varietal.
The Evans & Tate Metricup Road 2014 Semillon Sauvignon Blanc won Best Wine (Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon).

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Fogarty Wine Group acquires controlling interest in Evans & Tate.

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