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Max joy for Evans & Tate

By Friday 6 October 2023October 20th, 2023No Comments

Margaret River winery Evans & Tate has won the Max Schubert AM Trophy for Most Outstanding Red in Show at the 2023 Royal Adelaide Wine Show.

They won it with Redbrook Estate 2019 Shiraz, lauded by the judges for its “stunning depth and length of flavour”.

It continues a good run for Evans & Tate which won Best Wine in Show at the Sydney Royal Wine Show (Redbrook Estate Chardonnay 2021) and Perth Royal Wine Awards (Redbrook Reserve Chardonnay 2020).

Wine Committee chair Greg Follett says, “We had more than 2,300 wines this year, and our judges have been impressed by the quality and variety of wines.

“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 wine awards is another feather in their cap.”

Boutique Margaret River winery Stella Bella Wines won the George Fairbrother Memorial Trophy for Best White Wine in Show for its Luminosa 2022 Chardonnay.

The Governor’s Trophies winners – Jim Barry Wines Barry and Sons 2021 Cabernet 2021 and Penfolds Cellar Reserve 2023 Polish Hill River Riesling – will be exclusively served to guests at Government House for the next 12 months.

“We have had a great range of wines win this award in the past and it is great to see some of South Australia’s established wine labels like Jim Barry and Penfolds continue to enter and win awards like this,” Greg says.

“Our state Governors have been a huge supporter of the wine show over the years and having the additional benefit of being served in Government House is a great privilege.”

Hunter Valley’s Brokenwood in the Hunter Valley won the the Gramp Hardy Hill Smith Prize for National Wine of Provenance for its Indigo Vineyard Chardonnay 2012, 2016, 2022.

Royal Adelaide Wine Show trophy winners…

Max Schubert AM Trophy
Most Outstanding Red Wine in Show
Evans & Tate 2019 Redbrook Estate Shiraz

George Fairbrother Memorial Trophy
Most Outstanding White Wine in Show
Stella Bella Wines 2022 Luminosa Chardonnay

The Governor’s Trophy
Best South Australian White Wine in Show
Penfolds 2023 Cellar Reserve Polish Hill Riesling

The Governor’s Trophy
Best South Australian Red Wine in Show
Jim Barry Wines 2021 Barry and Sons Cabernet

Gramp Hardy Hill-Smith Prize
National Wine of Provenance
Brokenwood Indigo Vineyard Chardonnay 2012, 2016, 2022

F. Miller & Co. Prize
Winemaker of the National Wine of Provenance
Stuart Hordern

Affinity Labs Trophy
Best Riesling
Penfolds 2023 Cellar Reserve Polish Hill River Riesling

Seguin Moreau Trophy
Best Chardonnay
Stella Bella Wines 2022 Luminosa Chardonnay

Finlaysons Trophy
Best Semillon
Brokenwood 2017 ILR Reserve Semillon

BDO Trophy
Best Dry White Blend
Deep Woods 2023 Ivory Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

Arkaba Cellars Trophy
Best Sauvignon Blanc
Grant Burge 2023 Pearl Sauvignon Blanc

Programmed Property Services Trophy
Best Other Varietal White
Zerella Wines 2023 La Gita

Braud Australia Trophy
Best Sweet White Table Wine
De Bortoli 2021 Noble One

Piper Alderman Trophy
Best Rose
Seppeltsfield Wines 2023 Barossa Grenache Rose

Hurtle and Normal Walker Trophy
Best Sparkling Wine
Printhie Wines Swift 2015 Vintage

Lallemand Australia Trophy
Best Pinot Noir
Lowestoft La Maison 2022 Pinot Noir

Tilbrook Rasheed Trophy
Best Grenache
Kilikanoon 2021 Prodigal

Radoux Australia Trophy
Best Other Red Blend
Yarra Yering 2021 Dry Red Wine No. 3

Wine Communicators of Australia (SA Chapter) Trophy
Best Shiraz
Evans & Tate 2019 Redbrook Estate Shiraz

Professor AJ Perkins Trophy
Best Cabernet Sauvignon
Jim Barry Wines 2021 Barry and Sons Cabernet

Karl Seppelt AO Trophy
Best Other Varietal Red
Bleasdale Vineyards 2022 Tempranillo

Orora Closures Trophy
Best Shiraz 2020 Vintage and Older
Evans & Tate 2019 Redbrook Estate Shiraz

Doreau Australia Trophy
Best Shiraz 2021 Vintage and Younger
Chaffey Bros. Wine Co 2022 Omnia Nova Syrah

Dr Ray Beckwith OAM Memorial Trophy
Best Traditional Australian Red Blend
Wolf Blass Aldi 2022 Shiraz Cabernet

John Fornachon Memorial Trophy
Best Apera, Topaque, Muscat or Sweet White in Show
Morris Wines 20 Years Old Premium Rare Muscat

InDaily Trophy
Best Australian Vintage Tawny or Ruby
Seppeltsfield Wines Para Rare Tawny

MemLo Trophy
Best Reduced Alcohol Wine in Show
Not awarded


Quest King William South Trophy
Champion Vodka
White Light Beverages Vodka Original Distilled

The Show Society Foundation Trophy
Champion Rum
Mad Monkey Distillery Pure Single Rum – Ex Tawny Cask Distilled

Cospak Trophy
Champion Other Spirit
Tiny Friday Social Pisco Distilled

R.G. (Bob) Hardy Trophy
Champion Brand
St Agnes Distillery XO

Bitani Australia Trophy
Champion Whisky
Tin Shed Distilling Iniquity Single Malt Whisky Silver Label Batch 23, Distilled, 2-5 Years Old

MCC Trophy
Champion Gin
Prohibition Liquor Co. Juniperus Gin

Tarac Technologies Trophy
Champion Small Batch
Webb Spirit Co. Original Australian Dry Gin

Photo: John Kruger.

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