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.
The aromas of this Pinot Gris are reminiscent of peach, grapefruit, Granny Smith apples and notes of hazelnuts. The palate is creamy, with flavours of fresh apricot and savoury notes. On the long finish, the wine shows complexity and will develop with bottle age.