Though a charity auctioneer’s fast-paced gibbering can raise a hefty sum for a worthy cause, he’s usually just trying to further his country-rap career. Today's Groupon gets you a far more intelligible way to give: for $49, you get six different bottles of wine from ONEHOPE Wine (a $140 value). ONEHOPE, which donates 50 percent of each bottle's profits to a specific cause, was recently plugged on the Today Show with Hoda and Kathie Lee. Tax and shipping to anywhere in California is included in today's Groupon.
The young crew behind ONEHOPE Wine believes wine can do more than dance with flavor and stain frocks fashioned from fine white camel hair. Each bottle has been instilled with a rich taste and beauty to complement its selflessness. One ONEHOPE box yields one bottle each of California merlot, cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay, zinfandel, sauvignon blanc, and an exclusive summer white ($18.99 each). The 2008 merlot uses grapes mainly grown in the Lodi and Paso Robles regions, where a cool Pacific fog maintains grape acidity, creating a full flavor that complements its black cherries, plums and figs.
Several times per year, ONEHOPE donates half of all profits generated from each of its award-winning California wines to charities including the AIDS LifeCycle, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, and ACT Today. The company has garnered distribution at big events such as the 2010 Oscars and has seen its cause championed by celebs including Lisa Rinna and Sharon Stone. Today's Groupon makes a fine gift for the humanitarian vineyard enthusiast previously accustomed to stomping grapes for veterans.
You must have a valid credit card for shipping; you will be charged $.01. This Groupon acts as an introductory offer for ONEHOPE's wine club, which will auto-bill unless canceled. You may cancel at any time, and you will receive a reminder email before a 2nd shipment is made.
ONEHOPE Wine has received plenty of media coverage and was featured in Entrepreneur magazine. Reviewers on Cork'd rated ONEHOPE's wines. The 2008 Reserve Pinot Noir received a 95 out of 100 and the 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon received a rating of 93.
- The idea is simple: OneHope, a for-profit company based in Irvine, Calif, tries to sell as much quality wine as possible, and 50 percent of its profits go to charity. Sales of the merlot go to AIDS research, the sauvignon blanc supports the environment, and the zin goes to causes that support U.S. troops. – Jason Daley, Entrepreneur
- One of the best Pinot's I have had in a long time. – Blake Petty, Pinot Noir, Cork'd
- On the lighter side of Cabernets - but has fantastic silky smooth velvety tannins. 50% of profits donated to Autism charities. – Kristen Senseman, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cork'd