At the last Pinot Noir New Zealand event, held in 2010, Ata Rangi in Martinborough and Felton Road in Central Otago were each given the title of “Tipuranga Teitei o Aotearoa”. It translates from Maori as “Great Growth of New Zealand” or “Grand Cru”.
Alastair Maling, MW and Chairman of Pinot Noir 2010, presented the award at the final dinner and said:
“The Tipuranga Teitei o Aotearoa award recognises those who have taken time and shown skill and commitment in evolving and developing New Zealand Pinot Noir. They are widely considered a Premier Producer of Pinot Noir; the top echelon and an inspiration to the rest of the industry. This award is a uniquely New Zealand one, combining terroir with winemaking philosophy and consistent quality. It can only be achieved with vine age, proven wine quality, authenticity and undoubted global recognition.”
Ata Rangi continues to be an inspiration. This is a beautiful version of their New Zealand Pinot Noir story:
Love this blog by a consumer at Pinot Noir NZ 2013. Great to get that perspective.... MORE
Great article on the Waipara Valley & North Canterbury: http://winenzmagazine.com/2013/05/01/waiparas-individuality/ MORE
Great photo Maude Wines! MORE
Delighted to share with Pinot NZ Ata Rangi's selection as a finalist in The Wellington Gold... MORE