Prestigious Max Schubert Trophy Awarded to Evans & Tate Shiraz at the Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2023
The Evans & Tate 2019 Redbrook Estate Shiraz has been awarded the highly coveted Max Schubert Trophy for Most Outstanding Red Wine of Show at the most prestigious wine show in the country – the Royal Adelaide Wine Show.
The Evans & Tate 2019 Redbrook Estate Shiraz also won two other trophies for Best Shiraz of Show and Best Shiraz 2020 Vintage or Older. On this incredible result, Senior Winemaker Matt Byrne said:
"This result supports our belief that world class examples of Shiraz / Syrah can be grown in Margaret River – even if vineyards of this pedigree are few and far between. So, when a vintage such as 2019 aligns with old vines in such a location, it produces a super charismatic wine with sublime longevity – something that the judging team recognised out of the 2,500+ wines tasted this week!
"For this wine to also be recognised as the Most Outstanding Red Wine of Show and awarded the prestigious Max Schubert Trophy is something the team and I are very proud to have achieved."
Greg Follet, Chairman of the Wine Committee and past Max Schubert Trophy recipient, said: “We had more than 2,300 wines this year, and our judges have been impressed by the quality and variety of wines in this year’s entries.
“Evans & Tate have had a great couple of years winning big awards for their Chardonnays and Cabernet, and winning one of the country’s leading red wines is another feather in their cap.”
The Max Schubert Trophy honours Max Schubert, Penfold Wines Chief Winemaker (1948 – 1975). Alongside the Jimmy Watson Trophy (Royal Melbourne Wine Show), the Max Schubert Trophy is one of the most well-known and highly regarded wine awards in the country.
Today's result is a huge achievement in itself and adds to an already exceptional tally of awards this year, with 17 trophies and over 30 gold medals awarded to Evans & Tate wines across national and international wine shows.
Two other Fogarty Wine Group (FWG) wines were awarded trophies at the Show last week: the Deep Woods Estate 2023 Ivory Semillon Sauvignon Blanc was awarded a Trophy for Best Dry White Blend and the Lowestoft 2022 La Maison Pinot Noir was crowned Best Pinot Noir of Show.
In total, 13 FWG wines were awarded Gold Medals and 95 Points:
- Evans & Tate 2019 Redbrook Estate Shiraz
- Evans & Tate 2021 Redbrook Estate Chardonnay
- Evans & Tate 2021 Single Vineyard Chardonnay
- Evans & Tate 2020 Redbrook Reserve Chardonnay
- Evans & Tate 2020 Redbrook Estate Chardonnay
- Evans & Tate 2022 Redbrook Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
- Evans & Tate 2021 Redbrook Estate Cabernet Merlot
- Deep Woods Estate 2023 Ivory Semillon Sauvignon Blanc
- Deep Woods Estate 2022 Hillside Cabernet Sauvignon
- Lowestoft 2022 La Maison Pinot Noir
- Lowestoft 2022 Pinot Noir
- Lowestoft 2021 Pinot Noir
- Millbrook 2022 Regional GSM