Wine of the Day: ONEHOPE Wines

As we give thanks this year for the gifts that we enjoy, consider an option that gives back while providing complete enjoyment. ONEHOPE Wine has donated over $7 million to various national and international causes, doing good for others while focusing on quality and stewardship. The ONEHOPE Foundation gives to organizations helping bring clean water, hunger relief, better health, and education while supporting local non-profits across the country and internationally.

Their causes include charity: water, one of the leading charities Dallas Uncorked has benefited over the years, helping bring clean water and wells to communities in need, often in remote areas around the world. When you empower a village or community with clean water, you open up the world. Often in these villages, the women are tasked with gathering water from streams and rivers, with much of their days spent walking to collect water and returning home. When clean water is readily available, their days are freed up to go to school or practice a trade while ensuring the villagers have sanitary water to enjoy, helping keep diseases associated with dirty water away. The impact is enormous.

The winery crafts a variety of selections from their Napa Valley home, including an approachable “everyday” vintner collection featuring wines created from a blend of fruit sourced throughout California, as well as their region-specific selections, including two beauties to toast this holiday season.

A wine club exclusive….which makes this a tasty reason to join the wine club, One Hope Rutherford Estate Sauvignon Blanc ($45) is aromatic and inviting, layering fresh wildflowers with bright, juicy citrus and a lovely mineral core. Balanced and beautiful, the wine exudes a fruit-forward palate that melds nicely with notes of crushed stone, giving it an earthy note similar to the great silex-filled wines of Loire Valley. Pair with creamy goat cheese or brie, fresh greens, grilled white fish or salmon.

From Monterey County, One Hope Reserve Pinot Noir ($40) showcases the long growing season in the region, creating a silky, supple wine. With a lovely, restrained palate filled with ripe fruit flavors of red cherry, wild strawberry, and tart cranberry, melding with warm spice and a touch of earthy forest floor notes with bright, fresh acidity and soft tannins. The alcohol level is kept in check at 12%, ensuring this food-friendly wine will pair nicely with anything from truffle risotto or mushroom soup to roasted game, pork, or poultry.