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Block Four

Written By Alecia Moore 22 Nov 2022
Block Four
Sometimes I think we forget we’re on autopilot. We are all just busy, busy, busy. But there are certain songs, there are certain sunsets, there are certain wines that take your breath away, demand your attention, that force you to pause and think and remember.
I moved here in 2013, and my first harvest was in 2014. My goal when I first got to Two Wolves was to dive in and learn everything that can be learned as quickly as possible because it takes a long time (lifetimes), and only so many things can be learned in a year. I wanted to see what the potential of this vineyard could be. I wanted to get my hands in the dirt and learn the soil, learn the vines, and block-by-block lovingly and intimately hear what each grape was trying to say. We mostly bottle single varietals here because each block is so incredibly unique and stands so firmly on its own.

And then there’s Block Four. Block Four is soulful and bold, and it speaks exactly of where it comes from. It’s like me when I show up somewhere and I’m like "I’m from Philly."  Block Four is like "I’m from Block Four" and you can’t mistake it. The other thing we share is our ability to be fierce and strong, and elegant and graceful at the same time. It is a masculine/feminine dynamic with balance at its core.
If you have the privilege and the ability to be in nature, to be quiet, to observe — maybe even take your shoes off and have your bare feet in the earth — I think you can learn so much about yourself, about the seasons and cycles. How important it is to reflect and look back, in order to be better moving forward. I am very much a reflector. I want to look back at a previous season and see what worked and what didn’t work. I am a seeker, I want to learn, and I want to be better. I want to be a better human, a better mother, a better daughter, a better grower, and a better farmer. I want to live in the yummy of yesterday and the better of tomorrow, and I think that’s what Block Four allows me to do.

-Alecia Moore, head wino