Ata Rangi is owned and run by Clive Paton and his wife Phyll, together with Clive's sister Alison and winemaker Helen Masters. Clive planted the bare, stony five hectare home paddock at the edge of Martinborough in 1980 and, in doing so, was one of a handful of people who pioneered grape growing in the area. Renowned for their Pinot Noir, which is consistently ranked as one of New Zealand's best, Ata Rangi also produces a range of white wines including Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Gris.
Exotic spice of star anise, manuka flower and sandalwood layer with redcurrant, juniper and cranberry on the nose. The palate is vibrant and supple with fine tannins that build through the mid palate and a fresh acidity carrying the wine to a long elegant finish.