Helen's a gifted, ‘spirited’ winemaker. As well as crafting gorgeous wines, she keeps a close eye on the vineyards, stays on top of complex technical issues, drives our ISO14001 environmental management system and increasingly is the face of Ata Rangi in a number of our leading export markets. Creative, intelligent and fun, she also has extraordinary stamina and tenacity, quipping "I'm the youngest of 12, so I quickly honed quite a few survival skills!" Following a gap year here, she graduated in '95 with a Massey Uni B.Food Tech (Hons). Several years of back to back vintages in USA and NZ followed before she was appointed head winemaker in 2003. Helen is married to Ben Masters, a successful artist/interior architect whose fledgling company "PAPER HANDS" is a New Zealand first, designing and hand-screening unique wallpapers and fabric. His limited-edition range was rated No 1 in the "BEST of 2010: WALLPAPER" in Urbis Magazine. Ben's designs, some featuring New Zealand inspired themes, can be produced in any combination of colours to stunning effect. Ben and Helen's adorable youngsters, Stella and Harvey, are both entertaining extensions of the wider
Ata Rangi family.
- Telephone: 06 306 9570 Extn 5 or mobile 027 254 7467