One of the pioneers of the region, Clive Paton was one of the first to plant grapes on the Martinborough Terrace in 1980 and the winery has since gone on to become a legend of the New Zealand wine industry.
Home of the Gumboot clone of Pinot Noir, a cutting from the vineyards of Domaine de la Romanée Conti allegedly smuggled back into the country by an enterprising Kiwi in a pair of gumboots. In 2010 Ata Rangi was honoured with the 'Tipuranga Teitei o Aotearoa' award; New Zealand's equivalent of Grand Cru status.
Ata Rangi's head wine-maker Helen Masters consistently produces some of the finest 'new-world' Pinot Noir in the world, with Ata Rangi's Martinborough Pinot Noir having developed an international reputation for excellence while their Crimson consistently delivers exceptional value.
In addition to their sublime Pinot Noir, Ata Rangi also produce high quality Cabernets under their 'Celebre' release, with an impressive array of Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay also complimenting the red wines of Ata Rangi.