Happy Birthday to us! Let’s drink some Cab-er-net…Happy Birthday to us!
Five years ago today Jake, Tom, Blake, Brandon, Tiffany, Kristen and Sarah debuted their vision to the world and the ONEHOPE promise to create change one glass at a time began. This week we dedicated a day to each of our five primary wines for the five years we’ve been in business – take a glance back if you didn’t see them already.
Cabernet Sauvignon put the California wine scene on the global map, in 1976, when Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars and Ridge Monte Bello beat out their French Bordeaux counterparts in what has become known as the “Judgement of Paris.” Thirty-one years later, in 2007, we excitedly debuted our ONEHOPE California Cabernet Sauvignon with HALF of profits supporting children with autism.
Hand-crafted by winemaker Rob Mondavi, Jr., our latest vintage of Cabernet Sauvignon is arguably the most delicious yet, featuring a blend of grapes from select vineyards throughout Napa Valley, Sonoma County, and California’s Central Coast. The dark, ruby red Cabernet Sauvignon is a pleasure for the senses with the aromas of lush black cherry, cassis and a hint of tobacco. Aged in American and French oak, its complex layers of spice are balanced by soft tannins making it the perfect wine to pair with roasted and grilled meats such as lamb, prime rib, a porterhouse steak, OR…. a Love Spell cupcake (did we mention happy birthday to us?). Blackout chocolate cake filled with raspberry jam and decadent white chocolate frosting – wine not? Many thanks to our local bakery Cupcake Couture who paired their cakes with each of our wines, and make this week’s celebration so sweet.
Autism is the fastest-growing developmental disability affecting as many as 1 in every 92 children in the United States today and it’s growing rapidly. So why pair Cabernet Sauvignon with autism? Cabernet, when compared with other wine varietals, is predominantly enjoyed by the male wine drinker and 3 out of 4 children born with autism are male. Until more is known about autism, a lot of families and children need our help to afford expensive therapies and care. That’s why we’re proud to donate HALF of our profits from Cabernet Sauvignon to ACT Today!, whose mission is to provide care and treatment to children with autism. Our five years in business has given their cause $52,000 to date but the best part, is getting letters from the parents of the children we’ve helped. And thank you for giving us the ability to help them through your purchases.