OneHope Wine

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OneHope
Industry Beverage
Founded 2007
Headquarters Irvine, California
Key people Jake Kloberdanz
Products
  • Wines
  • Coffees
Website www.onehopewine.com

OneHope is a California-based social enterprise that sells wine and other products and services to raise awareness and funding for charitable organizations and social causes.[1][2] OneHope donates half of its profits to charity and each OneHope wine varietal supports a different charitable cause or organization.[3][4][5] The company's charitable donations are made through the OneHope Foundation.[6][7] The OneHope Foundation has raised over $1 million for various charities.[6]

OneHope co-founder Jake Kloberdanz is the company's chief executive officer.[8] OneHope Winery is in Napa, California. Robert Mondavi, Jr., grandson of Robert Mondavi, has partnered with the winery.[5][9]

History[edit]

In 2005, Jake Kloberdanz was a district sales manager for E&J Gallo Winery.[8][10] In August 2006, one of his childhood friends was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins lymphoma. Kloberdanz had observed that products supporting charity sold well in grocery stores, and he began planning what would become OneHope.[10][11] Kloberdanz and seven of his coworkers left Gallo to start OneHope as a charitable business in 2007.[10][12] The company was launched with $10,000 and an initial partnership with Sonoma Wine Company and vintner David Eliot to create its wine.[1][10] The company's first wine, a 2005 merlot, sold 8,000 bottles in its first year.[13][14]

Mama D's Italian Kitchen, a local restaurant in Newport Beach, California, became OneHope Wine's first commercial account in 2007.[5] Albertsons started carrying OneHope Wine in 2008.[12] Young's Market Company became the company's first distributor in 2009.[5]

Robert Mondavi Jr., owner and president of Folio Fine Wine Partners, became the company's winemaker in 2010.[15] OneHope Wine's partnership with the Mondavi family began when OneHope vice president of sales and co-founder Sarah Gora met Michael Mondavi, father of Robert Jr., at a wine tradeshow.[8] Robert Mondavi Jr. also sources the ingredients used in OneHope Wine.[8]

In 2012, OneHope began selling coffee in partnership with Lamill Coffee.[5] The company released its Darius Rucker signature series wine in 2012.[16] Whole Foods Market began selling OneHope Wines in 2013.[17][18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kirkpatrick, Evan (11/12/2013). "ONEHOPE: The Social Enterprise With Over $1 Million Raised For Charity". Forbes. Retrieved 2014-04-13.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  2. ^ "Wine for a cause". CNBC. 2014-02-27. Retrieved 2014-04-13. 
  3. ^ "ONEHOPE Wine Donates 50 Percent Of Its Profits To Charity". Huffington Post. 2011-2-18. Retrieved 2014-04-13.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  4. ^ "Give & Give Back With OneHope Wine". Ranch & Coast. November 29, 2010. Retrieved March 6, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b c d e Hixon, Michael (2/6/2013). "‘Hope’ from a Vine: El Segundo-based ONEHOPE Wine gives back to charity". The Beach Reporter. Retrieved 2014-04-13.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  6. ^ a b "ONEHOPE Wine Reaches $1 Million Milestone". Beverage World. November 30, 2012. Retrieved March 6, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Cause-Centric Commerce". Leaders Magazine. Retrieved 2014-04-13. 
  8. ^ a b c d Hughes, Kim (2013-10-25). "ONEHOPE Wine Produced by Mondavi Gives Half Its Profits Away". Samaritan Magazine. Retrieved 2014-04-10. 
  9. ^ Ryan, Brittany (2013-08-13). "Rob Mondavi, Jr. Creates ONEHOPE Wine: 50 Percent Of Every Bottle Goes To Charity". Ask Miss A. Retrieved 2014-04-13. 
  10. ^ a b c d Jason Daley (November 12, 2009). "The Giving Vine". Entrepreneur. Retrieved March 6, 2013. 
  11. ^ "A Brand with a Cause". LEADERS Magazine. Retrieved March 6, 2013. 
  12. ^ a b Gunning, Kimberly (Winter 2013). "ONEHOPE Wine: Pour a Glass of Positive Impact". AZ Wine Lifestyle. Retrieved 2014-04-15. 
  13. ^ Dale Robertson (March 22, 2011). "Good wine, good cause". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved March 6, 2013. 
  14. ^ Barrett, Jeff (10/9/2012). "ONEHOPE delivers wine with a purpose, supports National Breast Cancer Awareness Month". Washington Times. Retrieved 2014-04-15.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  15. ^ "O.C. winemaker inks deal with Mondavi Jr.". Orange County Register. 2010-09-15. Retrieved 2014-04-18. 
  16. ^ Weiss, Philip (12/7/2012). "Darius Rucker teams with ONEHOPE Wine for charity". WIS TV. Retrieved 2014-04-10.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  17. ^ "Harvest East End Commemorates 40 years of Long Island Wine". Wine Enthusiast. Retrieved 27 August 2013. 
  18. ^ "12 Companies Transforming Their Industries". Retrieved 27 August 2013. 

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