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How to Host a Wine Tasting Party

You’ve been planning a girls trip to Napa for years now, but with hectic schedules, flights and hotel costs, it has never panned out. Life happens, and we totally get it. Instead of planning an extravagant trip to go wine tasting, why not bring the party to your place?

At ONEHOPE, we believe that everyone should be able to bring the Napa experience to their doorstep. This is why we offer one-of-a-kind wine tasting experiences all within the comfort of your own home! You may be asking yourself, so how do I host a wine tasting party at my house? While it may sound like a lot of planning to throw a party together, we make it easy! Here’s what you need to do in 5 simple steps!

Wine Tasting Party

Step 1: Connect with a Cause Entrepreneur

The first thing you need to do before planning your party is to fill out our hosting form online. If you aren’t sure what type of party you want to throw, or the date for your event, that’s ok! We can help by providing suggestions and examples of parties we love!

Once you’ve filled out our form, we’ll connect you with a Cause Entrepreneur with ONEHOPE, aka the wine specialist. Your Cause Entrepreneur can assist you with how much you need to order, the best date & time and how to plan a successful party.

Step 2: Choose a Cause

While every bottle of ONEHOPE gives back to a different cause, we thought it would be even more meaningful to let our hosts choose the 501c3 non-profit they want to raise funds for as well. After your tasting, guests will have the opportunity to purchase any wine they liked (just like at a Napa tasting room!) and 10% of event sales will be donated to a cause you care about. Drinking wine and doing good? Count us in.

Step 3: Order Your Wine

Now comes the fun part! Build your own 6-pack of wine by mixing and matching your favorite varietals for the party. If you aren’t sure what to order, connect with your Cause Entrepreneur and they can provide the best recommendations for you!

ONEHOPE Wine Tasting

Step 4: Send Out Invites

The wine is ordered, you’ve connected with a Cause Entrepreneur, now all that’s left to do is pick a date and send your invites! There are plenty of ways to invite guests. Create a Facebook event online, send out an evite, or even a group text if you want to keep it simple! If possible, give your guests at least 2 weeks to reply so they have time to check their schedules, ask questions, and get ready for your tasting!

Step 5: Set Up Your Event

Your wine tasting event is just a few days away! If you want to keep it simple, get some cheese & crackers on the day of your tasting that guests can nibble as they sip on wine. If you want to go all out and pick a theme for your event, feel free to gather some appetizers and decorations to match the setting. “Rosé All Day,” or “Hugs & Quiches” (a cute brunch tasting!) are fun and easy to theme at home! 

Wine Tasting Appetizers

Mix, Mingle & Make an Impact

The event you’ve been looking forward to for the past few months is finally here! Once your guests arrive, we suggest starting everyone off with a little bubbly toast before going into the tasting. Your Cause Entrepreneur will walk you through each bottle and discuss how the wine is made, the tasting notes, and the impact that each varietal makes with our cause partners. This should be a fun and interactive experience, just like at a winery, so encourage your guests to ask questions and learn lots from your Cause Entrepreneur!

Once your tasting has concluded, guests will have the opportunity to order any bottles they enjoyed. Remind your guests that 10% of the proceeds from your wine tasting will go towards the charity you picked! If your friends want to order more after the event has ended, or if they aren’t sure what to pick during the tasting, they can always order online through your Cause Entrepreneur later in the week!

ONEHOPE Rosé Tasting

Want to Learn More?

Whether you’re looking to host a wine tasting for a bachelorette party, birthday, mommy & me group, or just for a fun Friday night, we’re here to help! Visit the link below for more information and fill out our form to get started!

Click here to learn more about hosting a wine tasting!


The ONEHOPE Wine Team

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