Ata Rangi is a small family-owned winery located in Martinborough on the southern tip of New Zealand’s North Island. The name Ata Rangi translates into “dawn sky” or “new beginning”. The winery was established by Clive Paton and his family, who were among the first to plant vines in 1980. Their flagship Pinot Noir comprises grapes from the famed “gumboot clone”, allegedly stolen from the prestigious Domaine de la Romanée-Conti vineyard and smuggled into New Zealand in a boot. Ata Rangi has plantings of Pinot Noir, Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris and Chardonnay, with a total of nine wines produced. In 2010 the Ata Rangi Pinot Noir was honoured with the inaugural Tipuranga Teitei o Aotearoa or "Grand Cru of New Zealand" award.