-12-Prices do not include Consumption Tax. RRP= Recommended Retail Price.In October, we were surprised to receive a heart-warming newsletter from Ata Rangi saying “2020 is our 40th year!” We thought it deserved to be published in this catalogue, so we added a special extra page. We also received three video letters from winemaker Helen Masters which you can access through the QR code.Dear allWe hope this email finds you and your business in good health after such a strangely disruptive year.For us, it's actually one with cause to celebrate - Ata Rangi means ‘dawn sky’ or ‘new beginning’ in te reo Māori, and this month marks 40 years since Clive Paton's 'new beginning'; buying five hectares of stony Martinborough sheep paddock on which to plant vines. This bold move also heralded a new dawn for Clive’s sister Alison, who joined Ata Rangi three years later, and for Phyll Pattie, who became part of the family in 1986.Ata Rangi is still in family ownership, with Alison Paton steering the business as General Manager, Clive and Phyll have retired to continue their on-going work in conservation projects. Our small team thrives on the challenges that come with quality driven goals, all helped along by a good strong coffee at morning tea.Vintage 2020As we look back over the last few months, we’re immensely proud of how the Ata Rangi team pulled together to complete our harvest during New Zealand’s COVID-19 lockdown. That shared sense of purpose already shows in the wines from 2020, a vintage that will always bring back strong memories. It was a great reminder that caring for our people, our land and our wine drives everything we do. The weather conditions were perfect for harvest, enabling us to bring in the fruit beautifully clean - even though we only had a small team given COVID-19 restrictions. The wines are looking exceptional in barrel and in time will be a reminder that indeed there were some great things that came out of 2020!Growing Concerns Sustainability has always been a strong focus for us, it goes beyond our organically farmed vineyards, it’s about broadening and strengthening our community.We’ve been harvesting more than grapes this season, thanks to the staff vegetable plot we planted last spring. With more than a dozen staff, plus a revolving team working in the vineyard throughout the year, it’s important to us to look after our people and keep them in good health.We are also lucky to have a small amount of our own olive oil from tress planted around the vineyards and honey from the Ata Rangi Bush Block.Powering UpWinemaking is an energy-intensive business, especially during harvest. Harnessing solar energy gives us a way to help power both the winery and our local community. Nearly 140 solar panels on the roof of the cellar buildings and winery help us make the most of the Wairarapa’s high sunshine hours. We’re now three years into using the solar arrays (groups of solar panels) and we’re almost self-sufficient in our energy use during daylight hours.ReforestationClive’s replanting at the Ata Rangi Bush block goes from strength to strength with more than 70,000 native and specimen trees being planted over the last 18 years. We continue to work with Project Crimson and now with Trees that Count to help with the planting of native trees in New Zealand. Our Crimson Pinot Noir named after Project Crimson supports this work.Changing of the guard - team updatesOur talented winemaking team, led by Helen Masters, remains in service to the land and the wine. In June Gerry Rotman, our Vineyard Manager retired. He has been with us for 16 years and while it was sad to see him go, he is loving the time now to work on other projects. We are fortunate to have the talented Braden Crosby join us in the Vineyard Manager role and look forward to further nurturing our vines to produce the best expression of our place here in Martinborough.40 years ago, Ata Rangi was the new beginning Clive Paton wanted for himself and his family. It remains a new beginning each year as the growing cycle recommences. The cycle is also apparent with people - Clive’s daughter Vanessa, who helped plant the first vine, now heads up our cellar door, where we hold booked tasting sessions daily.We are always happy to welcome friends and clients of our distributors for a tour and tasting, and we look forward to a time when this can happen.Clive, Phyll, Alison, Helen, Pete, Eleanor, NessFrom left to right: Ali Paton with son Miller and Harry, Ata Rangi’s Cellar Door ‘ambassadog.’/ Assistant winemaker Ben Trinick tending to the Ata Rangi vegetable garden / Helen & new Vineyard Manager Braden Crosby / Founder Clive Paton* Cellar door reservations are required* The Crimson Project is a conservation activity that was started to counter the loss of New Zealand’s giant flowering trees, the Pohutukawa and Rata, which are celebrated for their red flowers.Ata Rangi Celebre 2015(Screw Cap)Origin: Martinborough, New Zealand Varietals: Merlot 48%, Syrah 30%, Cabernet Sauvignon 12%, Malbec 6%, Cabernet Franc 4% Alc. 13.6% RRP ¥5,300Conceived as a ‘Rhone Meets Bordeaux’ blend. In 2015, a long hang time produced condensed fruit avours and mature tannins. Wine Orbit, 95points.CODE11038‘40th Anniversary’ Newsletter from Ata Rangi (Martinborough, New Zealand)Video Letter: From Helen to JapanEpisode 3Te WaSauvignonBlanc, 10% fermented on skinshttps://youtu.be/R1pPQX2N2CIEpisode 2October: In the winery and 2020 vintagehttps://youtu.be/pSqMCYGtZzMEpisode 1May: In the labhttps://youtu.be/8zPwsDKxuBU\ Hi there!/

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