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.
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.
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 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!
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,