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Our company has always valued creating beautifully crafted products that both delight and make the world better. In 2014, we planted roots in Napa Valley and our design evolved into one of elegance, simplicity and social consciousness, in order to reflect those values.

Our new labels are visual representations of both the quality of the wine and the causes they support. The symmetrical pattern on the front calls to mind our meticulously planted vineyards and the perfectly balanced wines produced from them. The pattern also represents a statistic, descriptive of the cause each varietal supports. The back label gives further details about the pattern, the cause, the wine and our winemaker, Rob Mondavi, Jr.

At ONEHOPE, we are committed to delivering some of the best award-winning wines in the country and making a positive social impact with every purchase. Now, we feel our labels reflect the exceptional quality and social impact inside every bottle of ONEHOPE.

We can’t wait for you to indulge and do good. Check out our new labels here!

Smitten Kitten Sparkling Cocktail

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A twist on the classic cosmopolitan, this cocktail sparkles with a splash of bubbly and fresh berries.  Plus, the color is purrrfect for your Valentine’s Day festivities.  Check meowt! 
 
Yield: 4 Drinks
 
Ingredients
1 cup chilled vodka
1/2 cup Triple Sec
1/2 cup cranberry juice
4 tbs fresh pomegranate seeds
1/4 cup fresh raspberries
1/4 cup fresh blackberries
 
Directions
Combine chilled vodka, triple sec, and cranberry juice into a cocktail shaker over ice.  Shake well and pour into chilled glasses.  Garish with fresh pomegranate seeds and berries and top with ONEHOPE Sparkling Brut

Pappardelle with Portobello Mushrooms, Caramelized Onions & Goat Cheese

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This savory, hearty pasta pairs wonderfully with ONEHOPE’s Edna Valley Pinot Noir.  This wine is just acidic enough to cut through the rich goat cheese and is the perfect, full bodied and earthy compliment to portobello mushrooms and sweet, caramelized onions. YUM!
 
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Yield: 4 servings
 
Ingredients
1 pound pappardelle pasta
3 tablespoons butter
4 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup water
2 onions (chopped)
1 pound portobello mushrooms (stems and gills removed, caps sliced in half and then crosswise into ~1/4″ slices)
4 ounces goat cheese (crumbled)
4 ounces freshly grated parmesan
2 tablespoons fresh parsley (chopped)
 
Directions
1.  In a large pan, heat 1 tablespoon of butter and 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium heat.  Add onions and stir occasionally for ~30-40 minutes or until onions are golden brown.
2.  While onions are caramelizing, in a large pot, boil your pasta in salted water according pasta’s instructions.
3.  Remove onions from pan and heat 1 tablespoon of butter with 1 tablespoon of olive oil.  Add mushrooms and stir until soft and medium brown.  In the same pan, add the onions, balsamic vinegar, pepper, half the parsley.  
4.  When pasta is fully cooked, drain and add remaining olive oil to the pot.  Return cooked pasta to pot, add the onion and mushroom mixture, salt, water, 2/3 of the goat cheese and 2 ounces of grated parmesan.  Toss while making sure to evenly coat pasta and meld flavors.  Plate immediately.  Garnish each dish with remaining fresh, crumbled goat cheese, top with remaining parmesan and a sprinkle of parsley.  
 
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Wilted Frisée with Coarse Grain Mustard Vinaigrette and Granny Smith Apples

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This salad combination of light, slightly bitter greens, mustard vinaigrette and apples are the prefect compliment to our California Chardonnay.  The chopped, granny smith apples bring out the hint of apple and pear in the wine while the mustard vinaigrette offers the perfect touch of acidity to compliment the bitterness of the greens.  This is a delicious, light and crisp salad to enjoy before a hearty main course.  
 
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 Yield: 2 salads
 
Ingredients
1 head frisée
1 tbls coarse grain mustard
1 tbls red wine vinegar 
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/2 medium granny smith apple (chopped)
 
Directions
1. Heat a large pan over medium heat. Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil.
2.  Toss greens in pan until slightly wilted and just starting to brown.
3.  To make your vinaigrette, whisk together mustard, red wine vinegar, black pepper, salt and remaining olive oil.
4.  In a large bowl, toss greens, chopped apple and drizzle with vinaigrette.
 
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Cherry Preserves & Chévre Puff Pastry Appetizer

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This sweet and savory pastry will melt in your mouth. Paired with ONEHOPE California Chardonnay, the chévre, cherry and buttery pastry highlight the crisp apple and pear notes in the wine. Enjoy the hint of caramel on the finish to perfectly meld with the savory chévre and pastry. Scroll down for recipe :-)

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Yield: 4 large pastries
 
Ingredients
2 sheets puff pastry
8 oz. cherry preserves
8 oz. chévre
Egg wash (1 egg + 2 tablespoons of water lightly beaten)
2 tbs melted butter
Powdered sugar (optional)
 
Directions
1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2.  If using frozen puff pastry, allow it to thaw for 30 minutes.  You want your pastry to be workable, but not sticky.
3.  Lightly flour work surface and rolling pin.  Roll dough to just under 1/4″
4.  Cut out your dough using a large cookie cutter.  We were able to cut out 8 large hearts (enough for 4 pastries) and 4 small hearts (enough for 2 pastries).  
5.  Place half of the cut out dough on your work surface and layer shapes with chévre and preserves.  Be careful not to use too much of the either cheese or preserves.  For a 4″ heart cookie cutter, we used about 2 tablespoons chévre and 2 tablespoons preserves per pastry.  Be sure to leave a 1/2″ border of dough around the filling.
6.  Place the remaining dough shapes on your work surface.  Using a knife, score the dough in whatever design desired.  This will allow your pastry to vent while baking.
7.  Give the scored dough shapes a little stretch and place over the shapes with the chévre and cherry preserves.  Make sure the edges line up. 
8.  Using a fork, press the top and bottom layers of dough together around the edge of your pastry to seal it shut.
9.  Using a brush, lightly coat each pastry with egg wash and melted butter.  Place on greased cookie sheet and bake for about 8 minutes (or until edges are golden and pastry begins to flake).  
10.  Remove from oven and allow pastries to set for 2-3 minutes before serving.  Sprinkle with powdered sugar if desired and serve with ONEHOPE California Chardonnay.
 

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Pumpkin Donuts

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Is there anything better than pumpkin spice in the fall?  When the weather turns crisp and cool, there is simply nothing better than a little something pumpkin at the beginning or end of your day.  We were craving pumpkin donuts to pair with our ONEHOPE Coffee and searched for the best recipe out there.  We found this one, tested it out and it was a huge hit.  Can’t wait to make them again!

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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes 
Serves: 18 donuts

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups canned pumpkin puree
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
Coating
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and butter/grease donut pan.
  • In a mixing bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg until combined. In a separate large mixing bowl, whisk together granulated sugar and brown sugar until well combined.  Make sure there are no clumps of brown sugar remaining.  Add canola oil, eggs, pumpkin puree and vanilla extract and mix with an electric mixer until well combined and consistency is even.  Add dry ingredients to pumpkin mixture and continue to mix until well combined.  Fill your donut wells 3/4 full. 
  • Bake for 13-18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the dough comes out clean.  Remove from oven and allow donuts to cool for up to 5 minutes.
  • While donuts are cooling, combine your granulated sugar and ground cinnamon in a bowl and whisk together.  Place each donut into cinnamon and sugar mixture individually and generously cover with sugar mixture.  
  • Serve while warm and enjoy!

Recipe adapted from here.

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Celebrate HalloWINE with these oh-so-tasty wine + candy pairings

As many of us already know, candy and wine are a match made in heaven. But what wine goes best with some of your favorite Halloween treats? Lucky for you, we at ONEHOPE did the research for you. Here you will find the absolute best wine pairings for some of the most popular fun-sized goodies. Happy HalloWINE!

Sparkling Wine + Kit-Kats


The crisp bubbles from our Sparkling Brut match perfectly with the crisp wafers of a Kit-Kat. Break me off a piece of that Kit-Kat bar and pop open the bubbly – stat!

Sauvignon Blanc + Skittles

The bright, sweet fruit flavors in Skittles enhance the green acidic notes in our Sauvignon Blanc. Taste and toast the rainbow!

Chardonnay + Twix

Since our Chardonnay is crisp and fruit forward rather than buttery, it tastes wonderful with a buttery caramel Twix bar. The two combined create flavors of a caramel apple!

Pinot Noir + Red Vines

Biting into a red vine before taking your next sip of our Pinot Noir will bring out this wine’s intense strawberry flavors. Although it will be tempting, we don’t recommend drinking wine through a licorice straw!

Merlot + Snickers

Since ONEHOPE Merlot is blended with Cabernet Sauvignon, making it more tannic than most Merlots, it’s a great match for Snickers. The salty peanuts and creamy caramel enhance the cherry and spicy notes in the Merlot. (Sidenote: if you need a break from wine, Snickers also taste great with an ice cold beer!)

Zinfandel+ Hershey’s Milk Chocolate

This pairing sure is all-American! This iconic candy bar pairs wonderfully with our Zinfandel, which supports our troops! The chocolate’s creaminess really highlights the dark cherry and plum, and its white pepper finish.

Cabernet Sauvignon + Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

The rich, creamy and salty peanut butter filling in a Reese’s needs a wine with some meat on its bones – and ONEHOPE Cabernet Sauvignon is the perfect fit. Our Cabernet’s silky smooth tannins match that amazing peanut buttery-goodness filling. Warning: 1 peanut butter cup is never enough.


Credits:
Candy & Wine pairings by Kristen Shroyer
Photos by Megan Robinson

Pink Party for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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At ONEHOPE, we can proudly say that we give back 365 days per year.  We have no caps and no end dates for any of our causes and have donated over $1.2M to partner non-profits to date.  As one of our core seven California tier varietals, our Chardonnay benefits Gateway for Cancer Research – an amazing organization that provides clinical trials to women with breast cancer.  Clinical trials are SO crucial to eventually finding a cure to this disease that strikes 1 in 8 women and we are thrilled to be supporting such a worthy cause 365 days per year.  

With Hope at Home, you can fundraise for any cause with 15% of sales from your event benefitting your non-profit of choice.  During the month of October, we get so many inquiries from our community to host an event benefitting Breast Cancer and countless requests for ideas on how to throw the perfect pink party.  Throwing a memorable wine tasting sounds complicated, but a few quick DIYs and simple appetizers that perfectly pair with our wine is a much easier feat than one would think.  Scroll down to take a look at our ideas below and click to find step-by-step instructions on each of the links.  

Cheers and thanks for supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

DIY YARN FRINGE BACKDROP

DIY PINK FALL FLORALS

DIY FLORAL ICE CUBES

PINK MARSHMALLOW DIP

PEAR + GOAT CHEESE CROSTINI

BRIE + FIG PASTRY BITES

CHARDONNAY CHEESE PLATE

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Fringe Art Backdrop

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At ONEHOPE, we’ve created quite a few backdrops for various events that we’ve been a part of, but when this image popped up in my feed on Pinterest, I simply couldn’t get it off my mind.  Our Pink Party for Breast Cancer Awareness Month felt like the perfect time and we used it as a way to create interest on our wine tasting table.  Here is a simple way to recreate the look on your own under $25.

Supplies 

Dowels
Yarn in various colors
Scissors 

Instructions

1.  Cut your dowels to length.  If your dowels are longer than you’d like your finished length to be, cut them to size using a hand saw.  Or, simply ask your local hardware store to cut them for you which is what I did.  The sizes I went with were 24 inches and 16 inches.  

2.  Decide what color yarn you will be using the most and cut it accordingly.  I knew we were going to be using mostly pink with a few strands of orange, yellow and white mixed in so I cut out much more pink in strands of ~48″.  Note: you will be folding your strands in half to attach it to the dowel so keep that in mind when cutting to length.

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3.  Fold yarn in half and pull the ends of the yarn around your dowel.  Side loop to tighten and repeat.

 

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4.  Alternate colors as you see fit until you’ve filled the dowel with yarn :-)  Cheers!

Chardonnay Cheese Plate

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When you think of a wine party, the most obvious food pairing is cheese.  However, with Chardonnay, cheese isn’t always the easiest to pair with a varietal that has such incredible stylistic range.  While some chardonnays are extremely fruity and citrusy, others are oaky and buttery which can compete with the creamy cheeses you might initially think to pair with a white wine.  We explored a few different cheeses to find the best combination with our Chardonnay that offers a perfectly balanced profile of fruit and oak.  As told by our Sommelier: 

With most Chardonnays, you get some green apple, a little citrus, and depending on the producer either no or tons of oak and malolactic fermentation to give it that buttered popcorn style. Our Chardonnay undergoes an extremely cold, slow fermentation that extracts tons of tropical fruit character out of this wine. Scents of pineapple, banana, white peach and pear jump out of the glass at me when I pour it. It spends about six months in American oak, but only 20% new oak. The rest of the barrels are all 2-3 years old so it is more for a textural component rather than making the wine overly oaky. You get some notes of vanilla and toasted coconut, but it is definitely in balance with the fruit character of the wine.

CHEESE: We sought to find the best cheese to pair with our style Chardonnay and found a few favorites: Mt. Tam, a brie-style triple cream crafted by Cowgirl Creamery in California.  Our other favorite was Cabot’s Clothbound Cheddar which is nutty in flavor and has a similar consistency to parmesan while being much more mild to taste – perfect for our style Chardonnay.  The two can be purchased in a set from Cowgirl Creamery that also includes and absolutely unbelievable Echo Mountain Blue Cheese (still delicious with our Chardonnay when drizzled in a little honey and perfect for the reds at your wine tasting tasting), or can be ordered individually as well.  If you’re looking for less expensive options, both Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s offer a wide variety of brie and mild-medium cheddar cheeses that will be perfect for pairing with Chardonnay.  

OTHER BITES TO INCLUDE: In my opinion, creating the perfect cheese plate is all about striking a balance between cheeses and other small bites that enhance the flavors of your wine.  Some crackers and perhaps a loaf of fresh French Bread are key.  The fig spread and honey found in both our Wine & Cheese Party and Cheese Party Packages are essential for getting that sweeter balance and will make cheeses like a tangy blue cheese more approachable for those who might not love an extra sharp cheese on its own.  Figs are also particularly delicious with our Chardonnay and can be served with any cheese imaginable all the way from a creamy brie to an aged, extra sharp cheddar or parmesan.  An artichoke spread (also found in both our Wine & Cheese Party and Cheese Party Packages) offers a savory yet citrusy touch while olive oil is a natural pairing and will give your guests something light to dip their bread in when they’ve indulged in enough cheese ;-)

PS: From a gorgeous marble cheese board to honey, olive oil, salami, cheese knives, and more, our Wine & Cheese Party and Cheese Party Packages offer a one stop shop for all of the goodies you will need to create the perfect wine and cheese party.  Cheers!