OneHope Wine Review

 

Show of hands…who loves wine?  Me, too!  Are you wondering why this subject is coming up on a website that encourages healthy eating habits?  Because, as it turns out, wine is good for you.  It’s science, man.

There’s evidence that moderate wine intake helps prevent heart disease, can delay the onset of cognitive impairments and even make you a happier person.

What’s not to love?

Now, what if I told you that every bottle of wine you bought would provide meals to children who are battling hunger?  Contribute to planting a tree in reforestation projects around the world?  Help a lonely dog or cat find it’s forever home?  Well, it’s true.

Welcome to my OneHope Wine Review.

The Story of OneHope Wine

Jake Kloberdanz, Brandon Hall and a group of friends founded OneHope Wine in 2007 after one of Jake’s best friends was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma at 22 years old.  They decided they wanted to make a difference.

Since Jake worked for Gallo wine at the time, it wasn’t a great leap to decide they wanted to start a wine company.  They also decided that the best way to make an impact would be by not just supporting one cause but many.

Starting a wine company is a long and arduous process that can, under the best of circumstances, take years.  Jake had a better idea:  he approached the Mondavi wine family and asked for their help.  The Mondavi’s were happy to let OneHope use their facilities to get their socially conscious business up and running.

In the early years, they had just three varietals and just three causes.  Chardonnay (breast cancer research and awareness), Cabernet Sauvignon (children with autism) and Merlot (AIDS treatment and prevention).

Wine With A Cause

Now, 13  years later, their brand has grown to 100 different products and 40 different non-profits.  To date they have given more than 5 million dollars in donations through OneHope Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

Here are a few specifics:

  • Sparkling wine provides meals to children fighting hunger
  • Cabernet Sauvignon funds ABA therapy for autistic children
  • Pinot Noir helps provide a forever home to a stray animal
  • Red Blend helps veterans support disaster relief
  • Chardonnay funds clinical trials to find a cure for breast cancer
  • Merlot provides educational resources to prevent heart disease
  • Sauvignon Blanc helps to plant trees in reforestation efforts
  • Rose provides education on ovarian cancer risks and symptoms

I could go on but I think you get the point.  Every single bottle supports a charitable cause.

Most recently, OneHope has been giving hope to mothers who have been laid off in the service industry during the Pandemic as well as healthcare workers.

One Hope Foundations continues to add cause partners but rarely changes them as they feel that building long term relationships are an important part of having a sustainable impact.  They pair this with the need to ensure that each charity continues to adhere to the strict guidelines, goals and missions that had originally enabled a partnership with OneHope.

Potential cause partners are thoroughly vetted using a 13 standard method to ensure the authenticity and stability of a non-profit organization as well as impact and overhead ratio.  Only those that have very little overhead and give the biggest percentage of their donations to charity work are selected.

OneHope Preferred Customer Benefits

In addition to partnering with nonprofits, OneHope strives to bring the community together by allowing preferred customers to donate 10% of their annual purchases to a nonprofit of their choice!  In addition, preferred customers get up to 20% off AND free shipping with a wine club membership.

OneHope Cause Entrepreneurs can also host wine events on-line to raise money for causes their hosts care about.

Do you have to be a Cause Entrepreneur to make this happen?  Nope.  You can simply host a virtual wine event, give to a great cause and earn points that you can cash in for free wine and merchandise.

As a matter of fact, I’m hosting a virtual event right now to further support OneHope Foundation.  If you choose to host your own event, you can pick a nonprofit cause that’s close to your heart!

As you can see, there are many ways you can take advantage of OneHope Preferred Customer Benefits but maybe you just want a bottle of wine.  That’s cool.  We can do that too!

Wine Time

But, you ask…what about the wine?  Yes, I hear you!  OneHope is an American-made wine out of Napa Valley.  Since their inception in 2007, they have received numerous awards including:

  • Top 100 consumer product companies
  • Impact 100 social business of the year
  • Top 300 of 8,000 wine companies in the U.S.
  • Wine Enthusiast magazine’s Top 40 Under 40 Tastemakers
  • INC. 500/5000 top 1,000 fastest growing private companies
  • EMPACT100’s Social Business of the Year.

The wine itself has received over 100 medals in wine competitions and multiple 90+ pt ratings. Positive articles and write ups have appeared in Wine Enthusiast, People Magazine, Martha Stewart Weddings and Forbes Magazine.

Add that to the fact that 100,000 cases of wine were sold in 2018 and I would say that’s a testament to their popularity!  

Life’s Too Short To Drink Bad Wine

OneHope has a commitment to make great wine paired with a commitment to support worthy causes around the world.  With every glass, you’re making the world a better place.  Why not make giving back something you do every day?

As it turns out, doing good tastes great! And then there’s the whole wine-is-good-for-you thing.  So…raise a glass.

Because life’s too short to drink bad wine.

All my best,

 

Cynthia
cynthia@cynthiaeats.com

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8 Replies to “OneHope Wine Review”

  1. Hi Cindy, I like your website, you have good recipes here. What’s not better than a good meal with good bottle of red wine , and a gread desert with the caramel sauce you propose on another post.

    thank you for all the good recipe
    Lyne

    1. Lyne, thank you for taking the time to look around. I try to link recipes together so my readers will have an idea of how to serve recipes as well as how they can use the leftovers. And wine is a must 🙂 Thank you for your comments,

  2. OneHope sounds fabulous! Many people drink wine and what a great way to help others. I’ll drink to that…cheers! Thanks for bringing my attention to such a worthy cause…I’ll be sure to check them out further.

    1. Thank you for your comments, Dana. I love the fact that they do this and I love the wine they make. It’s a win-win in my book. If you decide to order, please let me know what you think!

  3. This was such a good read, thanks!
    There are companies that at one point start to support good causes, but I’ve never heard of one being founded to support charitable causes. And, they are still doing it and increasing the number of them. Worth of respect!
    In addition to it, a glass of good wine after dinner is always a good thing!

  4. I am happy I stumbled upon your post on wine, and I have only one question for you is wine gluten-free?

    Wine is a healthy addition to any diet plan, but with being gluten intolerant I have been afraid to try adding wine to my diet so I thought since I am here I would just ask you?

    Jeff

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