Martha's Vineyard is 34 gently sloping acres on the western side of the Napa Valley just south of Oakville. This verdant niche near the Mayacamas foothills soaks up the morning sun and then cools down a bit earlier than the valley floor.
Fanning out across a graveled alluvial plain, the vines are fringed with towering Eucalyptus trees which are often credited with the distinctive minty aroma and taste of the wine.
This certified organic ranch is home to a proprietary Cabernet clone famed for producing small berries with an intensely purple hue and splendidly concentrated flavor. Joe Heitz crafted the first memorable Martha's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon from this exquisite fruit in 1966.
"Showcasing the authentic varietal character of this incomparable Cabernet is an important part of the legacy. Martha's Vineyard has become the most well known Cabernet around the world for its unique mintiness, its rich layers of complexity and its remarkable overall balance." -Kathleen Heitz Myers, President Heitz Cellar