LOS ANGELES, Nov. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ONEHOPE Wine – the popular wine brand that integrates causes and impact into every bottle – announced today the launch of their Clayton Kershaw Signature Series varietal. This exclusive wine program was created to give influencers a platform to be used for a positive purpose. For each Signature Series, ONEHOPE Wine selectively chooses participants who fit their passion and mission to serve a greater good. National League's MVP and winner of the 2014 Cy Young Award, Clayton Kershaw's personal dedication to charitable causes and his commitment to challenging others to find ways to give back, makes him a natural fit for the Signature Series.
"I am thrilled to team up with ONEHOPE to support a cause that is close to my heart – Kershaw's Challenge. Playing for the Los Angeles Dodgers, we wanted to give back to the LA community. With this strong partnership with ONEHOPE and with the help of The Dream Center, we are able to impact many individuals through hunger relief locations, job skills training, transitional housing for homeless families, mobile medical programs and more," Kershaw said.
This exclusive ONEHOPE Napa Valley Signature Red is handcrafted in partnership with winemaker Rob Mondavi, Jr. Dark ruby in color, the 2009 Napa Valley Signature Red Wine fills the palate with flavors of dark berries and cassis, and creme brulee in the toast. Aged in American and French oak, complex layers of spice are balanced by soft tannins and a long, velvety finish. Each bottle has Clayton Kershaw's signature embossed on the front of the bottle. Every 2 bottles provides food for a homeless family in Los Angeles for one day, with the goal of helping 20 families transition to full time housing and employment through Kershaw's Challenge. Each bottle is $60 and available online at ONEHOPE Wine.
"Clayton and Ellen Kershaw feel a deep connection to Los Angeles, so every bottle of Clayton Kershaw's Signature Series will help a family there get back onto their feet," stated Melissa Lake, Executive Director of the ONEHOPE Foundation. "We are proud to support the efforts of Kershaw's Challenge and to make a difference in the city they have made their home."
For each Signature Series, the selected influencers play an integral role in helping to develop the product from start to finish. The end result is a mutual commitment between ONEHOPE and the featured influencer to join together to raise awareness for a great cause through a quality product.
ONEHOPE is a social enterprise that integrates causes into products and services to make a social impact. ONEHOPE has quickly become one of the most recognizable cause-centric brands due to the success of the 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 in 2007, ONEHOPE has developed additional products, brands and experiences including - Hope at Home, ONEHOPE Weddings, ONEHOPE Foundation and ONEHOPE Coffee. ONEHOPE 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 research (Gateway for Cancer Research), Autism research and treatment (ACT Today!), US forest preservation and protection (American Forests), pet adoption (ASPCA) and ending childhood hunger (World Food Program). ONEHOPE not only produces its own cause-centric products and services, it 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 or www.ONEHOPEFamily.com and follow us@ONEHOPEWine
ABOUT KERSHAW'S CHALLENGE: Clayton and Ellen Kershaw founded Kershaw's Challenge with one goal: To challenge and encourage people to use whatever passion, purpose or talent that they have been given to make an impact on the lives of others in need. The charity partners with organizations both locally and abroad to renew hope one life at a time. In addition to fostering strong connections in the Los Angeles and Dallas communities through The Dream Center and Mercy Street, respectively, the Kershaws also have worked with Arise Africa to construct and support an orphanage in Zambia over the past two years and are partnering with CURE International to fund surgeries and equipment for a Zambian pediatric hospital.
SOURCE ONEHOPE Wine