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Richard Woodard | 5 Apr 2006

The troubled Australian wine producer Evans & Tate has been a victim of the Australian wine glut but, writes Richard Woodard, the company has in some ways been the architect of its own misfortunes, over-extending itself financially, losing focus and getting carried away by its own PR.

just-drinks.com editorial team | 31 Aug 2005

Australian wine company Evans & Tate has suffered acutely as grape oversupply and weak exports have combined to hit the Australian wine industry hard. David Robertson reports on the company’s woes and assesses the particular pressure that such mid-sized wineries are under in the current crisis.

just-drinks.com editorial team | 22 Jul 2003

On Thursday unit holders will vote on the future of Australia's International Wine Investment Fund, deciding whether the fund will continue or be wound down. Chris Brook-Carter reviews the lead up to the vote and assesses the arguments for and against.

Chris Brook-Carter | 2 Jul 2002

Evans & Tate and Cranswick Premium Wines had a choice. Merge to go forward or scale back and remain boutique operators. They have chosen the former. Chris Brook-Carter looks at where this leaves them as the Australian wine industry continues to consolidate.

Latest News

Evans & Tate end in sight - report

just-drinks.com editorial team | 6 Dec 2007

The sale of Evans & Tate is finally expected to close next week, local reports have claimed.

McWilliams Wines set to take over Evans & Tate

Blair Speedy | 24 Oct 2007

McWilliams Wines is set to become the new owner of collapsed West Australian winemaker Evans & Tate.

Evans & Tate decision set for December

just-drinks.com editorial team | 18 Oct 2007

The future of ailing Australian wine company Evans & Tate will be decided in December, following a creditors meeting yesterday (17 October).

Foster's snaps up Evans & Tate vineyard lease

just-drinks.com editorial team | 11 Oct 2007

Foster’s Group Limited has entered into a new lease over two Australian vineyards from the Challenger Wine Trust.

Evans & Tate to be sold off separately

just-drinks.com editorial team | 19 Sep 2007

Evans & Tate, could be broken up and sold as three separate business, according to local press reports.

Evans & Tate seals distribution with McWilliam's

just-drinks.com editorial team | 24 Aug 2007

Evans & Tate has topped off a rollercoaster week by securing distribution of its branded wines in Australia.

Pendulum still keen on Evans & Tate

just-drinks.com editorial team | 22 Aug 2007

One of the three companies involved in a failed bale-out of ailing Australian wine company Evans & Tate has said it is still interested in buying the firm.

Evans & Tate goes to the wall, seeks buyer

just-drinks.com editorial team | 21 Aug 2007

Evans & Tate is looking to "spread the net wide" in the hunt for a buyer, having today (21 August) gone into voluntary receivership.

Evans & Tate suspends share trading

just-drinks.com editorial team | 17 Aug 2007

Evans & Tate has placed trading in its shares in a voluntary halt.

Franklin Tate confirms retirement from E&T

just-drinks.com editorial team | 13 Aug 2007

The son of the founder of Evans & Tate has retired from the Australian wine company.

Yarraman ponders another bite of Evans & Tate

just-drinks.com editorial team | 23 Jul 2007

Yarraman Winery is set to return with yet another offer for Evans & Tate, according to local reports.

Cheviot Bridge backs out of Evans & Tate sale

just-drinks.com editorial team | 20 Jul 2007

Cheviot Bridge has backed out of the race for troubled Australian wine company Evans & Tate.

ETW receives merger offer from Ferngrove

just-drinks.com editorial team | 25 Jun 2007

The troubled Australian wine company Evans & Tate (ETW) has received a merger offer from the West Australian wine producer Ferngrove Vineyards.

Pendulum swings for Evans & Tate

Blair Speedy | 18 Jun 2007

Debt-stricken winemaker Evans & Tate appears set to escape financial collapse after its bankers agreed to a financial restructure today (18 June).

Yarraman restarts Evans & Tate flirtation

just-drinks.com editorial team | 15 Jun 2007

Speculation has surfaced again suggesting that Yarraman Winery is considering another bid for Australian wine group Evans & Tate.

Rollercoaster ride continues for Evans & Tate

just-drinks.com editorial team | 13 Jun 2007

Evans & Tate has hit another bump in its attempts to restructure. The ailing Australian wine company still believes, however, that an alternative path can be found.

Evans & Tate unveils latest turnaround step

just-drinks.com editorial team | 10 May 2007

Evans & Tate has executed a binding heads of agreement with its bank, ANZ, to restructure the company’s balance sheet as part of its turnaround strategy.

Evans & Tate offloads stake in US business

just-drinks.com editorial team | 13 Mar 2007

Australian wine group Evans & Tate is to sell a controlling interest in its US distributor Scott Street Portfolio.

Evans & Tate outlines Yarraman offer

just-drinks.com editorial team | 22 Feb 2007

Evans & Tate has outlined the terms of the latest takeover bid from Yarraman Winery as the two companies embark on a period of due diligence.

UPDATE: E&T tentatively agrees to Yarraman plan

just-drinks.com editorial team | 20 Feb 2007

Evans & Tate chairman John Hopkins said today (20 February) that the Australian wine group has yet to see the details of how Yarraman Winery would fund its bid for the company.

Evans & Tate takes more time to mull Yarraman bid

just-drinks.com editorial team | 28 Dec 2006

The Evans & Tate board of directors has opted to take more time to mull over a takeover bid from US-listed Australian wine group Yarraman Winery. Evans & Tate’s board met on Boxing Day (26 December) to look at Yarraman’s offer, which values the West Australia-based wine group at around A$131m (US$103.3m).

Evans & Tate to mull Yarraman bid

just-drinks.com editorial team | 21 Dec 2006

The Evans & Tate board of directors will meet in the next week to consider a takeover bid from US-listed Australian wine group Yarraman Winery.

Evans & Tate predicts light at end of tunnel

just-drinks.com editorial team | 27 Nov 2006

Evans & Tate is targeting double digit revenue growth in its current fiscal year.

Evans & Tate launches brand offensive

just-drinks.com editorial team | 8 Sep 2006

Evans & Tate is to embark on an assault on the Australian wine market with a series of brand launches. The wine group hopes its latest offerings will revive the business after a series of losses, write-downs and winery sales.

Evans & Tate faces second delay

just-drinks.com editorial team | 11 Aug 2006

Embattled Australian wine producer Evans & Tate has suffered a second delay with an asset sale.

Evans & Tate to fight ABD appeal

just-drinks.com editorial team | 4 Jul 2006

Evans & Tate has said it intends to fight off a fresh attempt from Australian Beverage Distributors (ABD) to wind up the company.

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