ONEHOPE Wine announced today their collaboration with Roy’s Hawaiian Fusion® Cuisine to support the Lupus Foundation of America, the largest national nonprofit voluntary health organization focused on improving the quality of life for people with lupus. Roy’s will donate half of the profits from ONEHOPE’s Chardonnay to the Lupus Foundation of America’s Gina M. Finzi Memorial Student Summer Fellowship Program. Starting this week diners can visit participating Roy’s locations to enjoy ONEHOPE Wine by the glass to support the Lupus Foundation of America.

“The 2012/2013 collaboration between ONEHOPE Wine and Roy’s to support the Lupus Foundation of America will provide up to a dozen grants to young investigators that encourage and support their work to advance lupus research,” stated Melissa Levick, Executive Director of the ONEHOPE Foundation.

“The Finzi program has not only motivated budding scientists to pursue a largely unexplored disease, but over the years it has produced a significant body of research on lupus,” said Sandra C. Raymond, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Lupus Foundation of America. “We are grateful for the support from ONEHOPE Wine and Roy’s – the money raised through this partnership will help us in our ongoing battle against this devastating disease that affects an estimated 1.5 million Americans.”

ONEHOPE’s 2011 California Chardonnay is hand-crafted by winemaker, Rob Mondavi Jr, by blending grapes from select and prestigious vineyards throughout Napa, Sonoma and the Central Coast. Our Chardonnay incorporates Chenin Blanc and Muscat in order to showcase an elegant flavor and refined finish. There are aromas of sweet honeysuckle and apple blossom with an undertone of butterscotch that is partnered with flavors of crisp apple and pear, a hint of oak and a sweet vibrant acidity on the finish. This wine a great match with broiled or grilled seafood, poultry dishes and a wide assortment of cheeses or appetizers.

This ONEHOPE 2011 California Chardonnay will only be available at participating Roy’s Hawaiian Fusion® Cuisine restaurants throughout the United States (Hawaii not included).

ONEHOPE Wine is a subsidiary of ONEHOPE Inc.

About ONEHOPE Inc.:
ONEHOPE Inc. is a social enterprise that integrates causes and impact into every business it touches. ONEHOPE has been able to expand their business and foundation due to their success with their cornerstone product ONEHOPE Wine, of which half of the profits go to a different cause for each varietal of wine sold. Since launching into the wine industry 5 years ago, ONEHOPE has developed additional products, brands and platforms including – Hope at Home™, ONEHOPE Weddings, Craft1933, and their newest addition – ONEHOPE Coffee and Tea. ONEHOPE Inc. is headquartered in Southern California and has formed partnerships with notable nonprofits that support many distinct causes. Some of the causes and organizations include breast cancer prevention and treatment (National Breast Cancer Foundation), pediatric AIDS prevention and treatment (Keep A Child Alive), Autism research and treatment (ACT Today!), US forest preservation and protection (American Forest Foundation), and ending childhood hunger (Share Our Strength). ONEHOPE Inc. not only produces its own cause-centric products and services but is also the creator and leading provider of consulting services for companies small to large on Cause-Centric Commerce. For more information, please visit www.onehopewine.com and follow us @ONEHOPEWine.

About the Lupus Foundation of America, Inc.:
The Lupus Foundation of America is the foremost national nonprofit organization dedicated to finding the causes of and cure for lupus, and providing support, services, and hope to all people affected by lupus. The Lupus Foundation of America and its national network of chapters, support groups, and local representatives conduct programs of research, education, and advocacy.  More information is available at www.lupus.org.

ABOUT ROY’S
In Hawaii, there are two things of equal importance—food and the “aloha” spirit. The blending of these two dynamic principles is how Roy’s Hawaiian Fusion® Cuisine was born. European techniques and Asian cuisine meet Hawaiian hospitality to create a fine dining experience.  In 1988, James Beard Award-winner Roy Yamaguchi opened the first Roy’s in Honolulu, Hawaii. Today there are more than 33 Roy’s locations around the world—25 in the continental U.S., six in Hawaii, one in Japan and one in Guam. The restaurant was designed around a unique experience through spacious dining rooms, an expansive lounge and Roy’s signature exhibition kitchen in full view.

About Bloomin’ Brands, Inc.

Bloomin’ Brands, Inc., headquartered in Tampa, Florida, was founded in 1988 by a group of people who believe in hospitality, sharing, quality, being courageous and having fun! The portfolio of brands includes Outback Steakhouse, Carrabba’s Italian Grill, Bonefish Grill, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar and Roy’s Hawaiian Fusion Cuisine. Today, Bloomin’ Brands is one of the world’s largest casual dining companies with approximately 86,000 domestic Team Members and more than 1,400 restaurants in 48 states and 20 countries and territories.