One of the pioneering wineries in Margaret River
Evans & Tate joined the Fogarty Wine Group’s outstanding portfolio of wine brands in 2012. The history of Evans & Tate dates back to 1971 when John Evans & John Tate first planted vines in the Swan Valley. Three years later, they purchased land and planted a vineyard in Wilyabrup, in the heart of Margaret River, which they named Redbrook. In 1987 the Evans & Tate Margaret River Classic (Semillon Sauvignon Blanc) was first released. More than 30 years on, it remains the number one selling Margaret River wine. The passion of our founders has endured, making Evans & Tate one of Australia’s best-selling Margaret River wine brands.
With state-of-the-art winemaking equipment and access to high quality fruit and oak, we craft wines that people enjoy, and lead by example with the quality of wines produced in Margaret River. The winemaking team continuously strive to craft elegant wines that exhibit distinct regional characteristics coupled with intensity of flavour.
Matt Byrne at the helm of Evans & Tate winemaking since 2001
As Senior Winemaker, Matt has played a pivotal role in driving the style and quality of our award-winning portfolio of wines. Under his stewardship, Evans & Tate has enjoyed outstanding wine show success through an emphasis on site selection, vineyard management and wine style evolution. In 2020 Evans & Tate won 9 trophies, including Best Wine of Show at the Perth Royal Wine Awards and Most Successful Exhibitor at the Wine Show of Western Australia.
HISTORY OF WINEMAKING EXCELLENCE
Since 1987 Evans & Tate has been awarded more than 50 trophies and 2,000 medals.
Some highlights over the years include the 1999 Evans & Tate Margaret River Shiraz which won Best Red Wine at the 17th Annual International Wine Challenge in London, beating 4,875 entries. It is the first time a Western Australian wine has won such a prestigious award.
In 2010 Evans & Tate won Most Successful Exhibitor at all three major Western Australian wine shows. This includes an incredible seven trophies at Qantas Wine Show alone.
Matt Byrne & Feleasha Prendergast