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Update from ONEHOPE Foundation Director, Melissa Lake

Melissa Lake
At ONEHOPE we are constantly working to improve our giving strategy and our impact, which sometimes means changing the nonprofits that we fund. This year, we launched our gorgeous dot pattern labels, which are visual representations of how we approach the causes that we fund. Each varietal features a key statistic that serves as the indicator for why we fund the cause and the specific impact that each bottle funds. We are thrilled to continue our mission where every bottle makes an impact through the following organizations:

  • Sparkling Brut – WhyHunger – Every case funds 25 meals to someone in need.
  • Sauvignon Blanc – Trees4Trees– Every case plants 6 trees.
  • Chardonnay – Gateway for Cancer Research – Every 2 cases funds a clinical trial for one woman with breast cancer.
  • Pinot Noir – ASPCA – Every case funds one animal adoption.
  • Zinfandel – Team Rubicon – Every 3 cases gives a veteran a chance to continue their service through disaster relief.
  • Merlot – END7 – Every bottle saves a life.
  • Cabernet Sauvignon – ACT Today! – Every 10 cases funds ABA therapy for one child with autism.

If you’re interested in learning more about how we evaluate nonprofits, please take a look at our 13-point criteria and read the blog post from 2014 which details the process.

Same Award-Winning Wine, Now With a Better Outfit!

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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

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
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
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

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!
Yield: 4 servings
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)
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.  

Wilted Frisée with Coarse Grain Mustard Vinaigrette and Granny Smith Apples

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.  
 Yield: 2 salads
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)
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.

Cherry Preserves & Chévre Puff Pastry Appetizer


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 :-)

Yield: 4 large pastries
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)
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


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!

Pumpkin Donuts

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


  • 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
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon


  • 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.
















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.

Candy & Wine pairings by Kristen Shroyer
Photos by Megan Robinson

Pink Party for Breast Cancer Awareness Month


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!



















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