The vineyards we manage are all within walking distance of our homes. The green areas show the main blocks. The Village Square (with radiating streets forming the shape of a Union Jack) is just one kilometre from the Ata Rangi winery. Martinborough itself has a tiny population of 1,500 residents but with 20 boutique-winery cellar doors, a dozen or more cafes and not a single traffic light for 50 km in any direction, many more make it a weekend or holiday destination.
The yellow gravelly-looking line illustrates the edge of the Martinborough Terrace, a defined area which is typified by the deep gravel soils - a hangover from the big thaw of the ice age when flooding waters 'washed' through the stones. Centuries of earthquakes have since lifted the terrace well above the river beds.