Wines from Ata Rangi
Ata Rangi is one of the pioneers in New Zealand winemaking and one of the top 5 wineries according to Robert Parker. Ata Rangi, meaning "dawn sky" or "new beginning" is a small New Zealand winery with a big reputation for serious Pinot Noir.
Located at the southern end of the North Island, it is owned and managed by a family trio - Clive Paton, his wife Phyll and his sister Alison.
Clive planted his first vines on a small, stony sheep paddock at the edge of the Martinborough village in 1980 as one of a handful of people who pioneered winegrowing in the area.
Ata Rangi Pinot Noir is undoubtedly the flagship wine, and in 2010 was honoured with the inaugural Tipuranga Teitei o Aotearoa or "Grand Cru of New Zealand".
With a skilled team in place, including dynamic winemaker Helen Masters, Clive now has more time to focus on his commitment to conservation and to the Ata Rangi alliance with Project Crimson.
Ata Rangi is ISO 14001 certified and dedicated to protect the environment.
Reviews & Accolades:
- “one of the country’s very best producers.” – Bob Campbell MW
- Top Wineries of New Zealand 2018 & 2019 & 2020 & 2021 – Bob Campbell MW
- "Martinborough legends Ata Rangi simply don't release wines short of the mark" – Nick Stock, James Suckling Wine Reviews
- "Ata Rangi is the crowned king of New Zealand Pinot Noir. It has been making stunning wine for a long time” – Decanter Magazine
- “Ata Rangi is the well-established star of Martinborough” – Jancis Robinson MW
- Top 5 New Zealand winery. "When I asked winemakers to name New Zealand's greatest producers, one name kept coming up: Ata Rangi” – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate