A passion to pursue paths untrodden has seen us explore the possibilities of modern winemaking. Pairing style with innovation, we are one of Western Australia's original winemakers, but we are also one of Western Australia's future winemakers.
Evans & Tate found its Margaret River home in 1974 on the northern bank of the Wilyabrup River. Known for its well-drained gravel soils, Mediterranean climate and maritime influence, it was the perfect location on which to plant vines.
Since these humble beginnings our winemaking philosophy at Evans & Tate has focused on maximising fruit quality in the vineyard, along with producing wines that balance power and elegance. Evans & Tate wines tell the story of our home and the year that was.
You can find more information about the ranges, history and Margaret River region at the Evans & Tate Website
The name Gnangara, aboriginal for underground spring, was inspired by the natural spring which lay beneath the original Evans & Tate winery.
Sourcing fruit from prime vineyard regions across Western Australia, the Evans & Tate Gnangara range has been a founding element in developing the winery's award-winning reputation for superb quality and excellent value.
Today, the Evans & Tate Gnangara range of fruit-driven, approachable wines encapsulates the essence of this famous region with Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Merlot, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon varietals.
Evans & Tate Split River
Over the gentle undulations of the land, a river steadily flows. A fallen tree creates a fork in the river, splitting its path in two. The river carries on, leading to somewhere, surging forward with a sense of adventure to explore the possibilities ahead.
Evans & Tate's Split River range is inspired by the vitality and beauty of Western Australia with its natural bushland, warming sun and rippling ocean. While sold predominantly in overseas markets, the range stands as a true representation of its home.
Renowned for its quality and value, Evans & Tate sources fruit from prime vineyard regions across Western Australia, presenting its Split River range as fruit-driven, approachable wines that reflect the spirit of Western Australia's greatest wine regions.
Evans & Tate Classic White – so named for its classic Margaret River blend of Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc was first released in 1987 as a fresh and lively early-drinking style.
In the spirit of innovation, Evans & Tate pioneered the Classic White style in Margaret River, inspiring other wineries to produce their own refreshing blends. While it is sold in other parts of the world, Evans & Tate Classic White remains the number one Margaret River bottled table wine in Australia (Nielsen MAT Value 30/4/2010).
Consistent and reliable, wine drinkers have come to trust the reputation of Evans & Tate Classic implicitly. This consistency in style, coupled with a global trend towards lighter, more refreshing wine, has led to the expansion of the range which now includes Evans & Tate Classic Crisp Chardonnay, Evans & Tate Classic Pink Moscato and Evans & Tate Classic Shiraz Cabernet.
Enjoyed by wine lovers who appreciate wines from one of Australia's most prestigious wine-producing regions, the Evans & Tate Classic range embodies the essence of Margaret River's desirable lifestyle where the weather is perfect, the people are relaxed and the sound of surf is never far away.
Margaret River Range
The heart and soul of the Evans & Tate brand, Evans & Tate's appropriately named Margaret River range captures the strengths of this burgeoning wine region to deliver wine styles that reflect their unique home. The distinctive flavour profile that this region produces is something the winery ensures shines through in every wine created under the Evans & Tate Margaret River label.
Holding a number of accolades in Australia, the Margaret River range has also had success internationally with consistently high Wine Spectator scores and recognition at the London International Wine Challenge. Putting Margaret River on the map abroad, wines from the Evans & Tate Margaret River range are also available in 13 countries around the world, including Canada, the United Kingdom, Singapore and Hong Kong.
Under a rich and bright West Australian sun, rows of vines create patchworks of colour across the landscape. The ground underfoot subtly rises and falls, as 35 year old vines whisper a story that begins with a single vineyard.
A vineyard named Redbrook.
The year was 1974 when Evans & Tate founders John Evans and John Tate saw promise in a piece of land on the northern bank of the Wilyabrup River. A site wisely selected for its well-drained gravel soils, Mediterranean climate and maritime location, they planted the land to vines the following year. John Tate's beloved dog was a red-brown coloured daschund called Redbrook and this, a great companion for many winemakers, provided the inspiration for the vineyard's name.
Nestled in the heart of the Wilyabrup wine region, Redbrook is now surrounded by a collection of the region's equally iconic and historic vineyards. Home to some of the oldest vines in the Margaret River, the Redbrook vineyard remains the home of the Evans & Tate. The vineyard has a history of producing wines of excellence, wines of benchmark regional style and importantly, wines of distinctive originality. And this history has inspired the beginning of an enduring pursuit for the winery.
Blending select parcels of fruit from the region's most outstanding vineyards, the Evans & Tate Redbrook range emulates the standard set by the original Redbrook vineyard. These are wines of distinction and passion; wines that live and breathe the history of their namesake.
Evans and Tate's Single Vineyard wines highlight the quality of Chardonnay from Margaret River - a varietal that is winemaker Matthew Byrne's enduring passion.
The Evans & Tate Single Vineyard range is a collection of wines that expresses the unique character of the individual vineyards from which they are sourced. Diversity in vineyard sites is key to delivering the best examples of Chardonnay from Margaret River. Coupled with our winemaking philosophy, which focuses on maximising fruit flavour, through judicious site and clonal selection, we aim to produce fine elegant wines with subtle oak influence, that are a true reflection of the region's terroir.
Evans & Tate Single Vineyard Chardonnays showcase the fundamental expression of the terroir, demonstrating the power of individual sites and the remarkable character of each parcel of land.
Zamphire, a sparkling wine from Evans & Tate, takes its name from the samphire flower which grows wild in Western Australia. Often found along the coastline, this flower depicts the energy and vitality of the sparkling moment, just as Evans & Tate Zamphire reflects your sense of style with its uplifting taste and endless bubbles.
Featuring an innovative resealable closure that locks in the freshness and bubbles, you can now enjoy a glass of Evans & Tate Zamphire whenever the occasion calls. The closure also allows more control when opening but maintains the all important POP that sparkling wine drinkers love.
The perfect accompaniment to any moment whether sharing with friends, celebrating a special occasion or relaxing at home, Evans & Tate Zamphire is a stylish and refreshing sparkling wine that will leave you wanting more.