The 14 acre vineyard (35 acres) is located on the slopes of Mount Veeder near Oakville, California Napa Valley, It is owned by Tom and Martha May, so the name derives from the owner (and has nothing to do with the island or the eponymous AVA area in the state Massachusetts to do). It becomes exclusive Cabernet Sauvignon cultivated, the grapes are from the friendly winery Heitz processed. For the first time in 1965 a wine was vinified by this vineyard but not sold, the first commercial vintage was in 1966. The red wine will be at least 36 months in French or American barriques expanded. He comes to the sale at the earliest four years after the grape harvest. The marketing is done with a label "Heitz Cellar", which rather unobtrusively contains the text "Martha's Vineyard".
Of the tannic Red wine is extremely durable. He became a true one cult wine and is also based on the first wine of Château Mouton-Rothschild referred to as the "Mouton of California". The permeable alluvial soil of mostly gritty clay contributes to the exceptional quality. The vines were with the non-reblausresistenten base AXR 1 ennobled, what (as in the episode in many other California vineyards too) for Phylloxera infestation led. This required a complete re-storage in 1993. Between 1993 and 1995, therefore, no wine could be produced. Especially the vintages 1972, 1974, 1975, 1985, 1991 and 1997 are considered outstanding. The Cabernet Sauvignon 1970 of the winery was legendary Paris Wine Tasting in 1976.