Margaret River is one of Australia’s, and indeed the world’s, elite wine-growing regions. Situated alongside the Indian Ocean, a three-hour drive south of Perth, the region is famed for some of Australia’s best Chardonnay, Semillon Sauvignon Blanc blends, Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. The unique natural characteristics of Margaret River help us make wines of power and elegance.
The region boasts optimal conditions for vineyards. Proximity to the ocean, soil consistency and perfect seasonal temperatures all contribute to the overall excellence of Margaret River wines.
Altitude: 90m (295 feet)
Mean January Temperature: 20.2 degrees C
Lowest Mean Annual Temperature: 7.6 degrees C
Harvest End: February – late April
Soil Type: Gravel, like sandy loam, formed directly from underlying granite and gneissic rock
Weather conditions: Maritime climate with northerly, southerly and central weather patterns from the three locations facing the Bay
A visit to the Evans & Tate Redbrook Cellar Door is a memorable experience. Set among some of the oldest vines in Margaret River, the picturesque landscape offers the perfect setting to soak up the best views and wines the region has to offer. Whether you are meandering through the various wineries in the area or coming to try the Evans & Tate range, the idyllic setting, benchmark wines and professional staff will make your visit an extraordinary one.
The Wilyabrup region is renowned for being the source of some of Australia’s best Cabernet Sauvignons and our Redbrook vineyard is no exception. The vineyard is home to some of the oldest vines in Margaret River and the Evans & Tate wines take inspiration from this historic parcel of land.
Size: 20 ha – 12.3 ha under vine
Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Semillon
Vines per hectare: 1,440
Row spacing: 3.6m – 3.0m for Cabernet
Vine spacing: 1.8m – 1.0m for Cabernet
Soil type: Organic matter over sandy loam with varying layers of gravel stones and some white clay
Trellising: Mostly VSP – Scott Henry for Shiraz
Orientation: Mostly east–west, 'Young' Block of Cabernet north–south