Situated on the old Martinborough cattle saleyards, the vineyard is placed in the centre of the free draining silt loam over alluvial gravels soils of the Martinborough terrace.
The 0.75 hectare site was initially planted in 1998 with pinot noir clone 115. In 2013 and 2014 a high density (6700 vines/Ha) pinot noir abel and Clone 5 vineyard were added to the block.
The vineyard has been managed organically since it was purchased in 2007, All work on the vineyard is done by hand.
Biological controls are a big part of the vineyard's pest and disease management: under-vine grasses are controlled by hand-mowing; insect pests are controlled by native wasps which are encouraged by wild flowers; and diseases are controlled by canopy management and the use of natural biological sprays produced on site.