In preparation for my daughters school United Nations Day food festival and the New Zealand stand, we are putting together a slide show with the theme of New Zealand native trees and supporting Project Crimson a charity organisation dedicated to planting Pohutukawa or Rata trees, which is greatly supported by Ata Rangi vineyard with proprietor and tree lover, Clive Paton, very much involved. Ata Rangi have sent me some pictures including this amazing image of a majestic and dazzlingly coloured Pohutukawa tree; an awe-inspiring illustration of New Zealand’s unique natural beauty. Read More >
Phyll Pattie is one of my favourite vignerons on the planet and Ata Rangi the quintessential artisan winery epitomizing New Zealand wine. Their much acclaimed Pinot Noir is admired the world over, and rightly so, however they make equally sumptuous, mouth-watering sauvignon blanc and pinot gris and a stunning chardonnay… frankly, all their wines are brilliant and you can taste/discover all of them, paired with contemporary French cuisine, for not a lot of money, and you get to meet Phyll, a wonderful, charming person.
Our intrepid Sommelier of the Year Asia, Khun Cha, spent the day with Phyll Pattie and Clive Paton at Ata Rangi in Martinborough www.atarangi.co.nz sharing some pictures with us… clearly she’s fitting into the program and adapting to the Kiwi vigneron without much problem… and DRC Richebourg 1995 thanks very much! Read More >