Dawn Sky New Beginning

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.

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"This stunning estate makes the most revered Pinot Noir in New Zealand" 
Matthew Jukes, MoneyWeek, March 2013

"...the long-serving, dedicated team behind Ata Rangi just go from strength to strength. Their Pinots have always been
great and yet, even in a world where the Pinot benchmark gets higher every year, Ata Rangi is better than ever." 
Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, eRobertParker.com, April 2013

  "Ata Rangi is one of the founder vineyards, and arguably the most highly-regarded winery in the Martinborough (and Wairarapa)
district, perhaps because there have been no pompous claims about their wines... - just constant, quiet attention to detail."
Geoff Kellygeoffkellywinereviews.co.nz, June 2014