It's hard to talk about E.L. (eco.love) without starting from the beginning. So, in an attempt not to bore you (although our story is crazy and we promise we're not making it up!), we'll keep it short and start from the first time we met each other in 1999.
It's hard to put into words what that day was like. The important thing to know is without each other, we wouldn't be in the wine business. We both grew up not knowing about the other, on complete opposite sides of the world (Marlborough, New Zealand & Monterey,California) and coincidentally around vineyards and wine country.
We would eventually find our way to each other. Our bonding experience as new found sisters developed in vineyards, harvesting and of course, over wine and food. Given the serendipitous circumstances, it became obvious to us, that our calling was to become vintners.
New Zealand is one of the most beautiful places on earth. So you won't be surprised when we tell you the grapes grown here express a fruit purity and flavor intensity, that is unmatched anywhere else in the world. You just have to taste some to believe us!
We're big proponents of sustainable farming because we care about people, our planet and superior fruit quality. We also offset the carbon emissions in the transportation of our wines around the world, by purchasing carbon credits that go towards planting trees (the wood of trees absorbs carbon).
1 bottle of wine = a delicious, sustainably farmed, award winning, super premium wine with 1 planted tree. Hence the name -- eco.love or E.L for short. It's our vision to enrich celebration of life, beauty and optimism for the betterment of humankind. We hope you join us!