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Ata Rangi flies the flag for Wairarapa at Gold Awards

25th June, 2013

Ata Rangi flies the flag for Wairarapa at Gold Awards

Ata Rangi is the first company from Wairarapa to be named Supreme Winner at the Wellington Gold Awards, which celebrate the excellence, innovation and enterprise of businesses in the Wellington region.

At a gala dinner last week, the Martinborough winery won the ‘Global Gold’ category, focused on exporting, before scooping the overall ‘Supreme’ prize against the nine other category winners from a wide range of industries.

Ata Rangi was established in 1980 by Clive Paton, one of a few to pioneer winegrowing in the region.  The company is family-owned and managed and is firmly committed to a number of major conservation initiatives, including Clive Paton’s founding of the Aorangi Restoration Trust and collaboration with Project Crimson.

Co-owner Phyll Pattie (pictured with Clive Paton) says: “This recognition is the result of many years of hard work.  Ata Rangi has benefitted from the dedication of our growers and the commitment and skill of long-serving staff, particularly vineyard manager Gerry Rotman and talented winemaker Helen Masters.”