Organic winery Loveblock was forged from a love affair with a view. Veteran vintners Erica and Kim found this wild piece of land perched high on the hills overlooking Marlborough’s Awatere Valley – far removed from the agricultural bustle in the valley below. The basis of organic farming for Erica and Kim is rich, robust, fertile soil and healthy, balanced vines through proactive management of plant, microbial and insect biodiversity. To make the very best wine possible – irrespective of the method of farming, winemaking techniques and winemaker – the vintage and the place must speak in the fruit flavour in a true, naked voice. The wine is elegant and constrained by nature, not assisted nor enhanced by chemicals. Love isn’t just an emotion – it can be a catalyst for creating something truly special.