Our vision is to build a community around a vineyard, estate and winery that makes the world a better place. In our mission to turn that vision into a reality, ONEHOPE officially planted roots in the heart of Napa by purchasing a frontage property on St. Helena Highway. The intention is for this to be our flagship property, a place for gathering with our most loyal customers, most passionate retailers, and our partners and teammates for many years to come. The property will reflect the essence of the ONEHOPE brand in physical form through both the beauty and quality with which it’s developed, as well as the thoughtful integration of social impact throughout different parts of the property. Along with thoughtful tributes and exhibits highlighting the many causes we support, we will also be one of Napa’s premier leaders in water and energy conservation with regards to our Vineyard, Estate and Winery. This is our vineyard, our home, and our winery; but most importantly, it’s a gathering place where we will share many memories with each other and proliferate our greater purpose with future generations.
The ONEHOPE Vineyard is located in what’s commonly referred to as the Rutherford Bench amongst an American Viticultural Area named Rutherford nestled in the heart of Napa Valley. The property is located amongst many of the most Iconic brands in the world including: Robert Mondavi, Opus One, Staglin and Cakebread. The well drained soil on our property consists of gravel, loam and sand with volcanic deposits, making it a perfect location for our 3 blocks of Cabernet Sauvignon and 2 blocks of Sauvignon Blanc growing on the property. Oscar Renteria, whose family celebrates a rich tradition of vineyard management and winemaking, will be tending to, and improving the Cabernet and Sauvignon Blanc Blocks that were planted in 2007. Renteria currently manages over 1,800 acres for 27 wineries.
Though just 30 miles long and a few miles wide, Napa Valley is home to diverse microclimates and soils uniquely suited to the cultivation of a variety of fine wine grapes. Among the internationally acclaimed wines produced in this small region are Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Zinfandel and Cabernet Franc. As the first Agricultural Preserve in America, it’s also a region of incomparable natural beauty and wine growing heritage being preserved for future generations through environmental leadership and community stewardship. It was the first American Viticultural Area or AVA to be designated in California in 1981. In spite of its international renown, Napa Valley is one of the smallest wine growing regions in the world, with only one-eighth the planted acreage of Bordeaux. Nearly all wineries (95%) are family owned businesses. The region’s established viticultural practices result in low yields of high-quality grapes, from which skilled winemakers craft Napa Valley’s renowned wines. (Information provided by Napa Valley Vintners, of which ONEHOPE is a proud member).
An American Viticultural Area located within Napa Valley AVA and centered on the town of Rutherford, California. The area is known for its unique terrior particularly with its Cabernet Sauvignon.
The Rutherford Viticultural Area is approximately 6 square miles, beginning just south of Cakebread Cellars and BV Vineyard #2 along Highway 29. It ends at Zinfandel Lane, 3.3 miles to the north, and stretches across the valley 2 miles at its widest point from Mt. St. John on the West to the Vaca Mountain Range on the East.
Soils from three alluvial fans are primarily gravelly, sandy and loamy. The fans are formed from shattered, well-bedded sandstone, and their deposits are high in gravels. Deep and well-drained, the fans have pockets that allow runoff to easily flow to the streams and Napa River. Rutherford soils are dominated by the Franciscan marine sedimentary materials with some volcanic deposits (primarily Bale, Pleasanton and Yolo loams).
Warm summer days ripen Rutherford grapes, giving way to cool evenings. An average summer day may drop 12 degrees (F) immediately after sunset. This fluctuation allows the fruit to ripen at a steady pace; temperatures north and south of Rutherford can vary as much as 10 degrees. Rutherford has an average rainfall of 26-36 inches per year. Although typically mild, spring can bring freezing temperatures at night during March and April.
Rutherford offers a multitude of microclimates and soil types for vintners and growers. Nevertheless, wines produced from the grapes grown here reflect a distinct Rutherford character.
One of the more unusual aspects about Rutherford is that it has a higher radiant value than other parts of Napa Valley. Because the area is located at Napa Valley’s widest point, it spends more time in the sun. University of California, Davis categorizes Rutherford as a Region II, with over 3,000-degree days during the growing season.
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Estate 8 is the private residence on ONEHOPE’s Property in Napa . The significance of the number 8 is the following:
ONEHOPE will build a state of the art winery and tasting room that has already been designed by world famous architect, Howard Backen. Originally starting as a local Napa sensation, Backen has gone on to be a global icon in home, restaurant and business architecture. In addition to iconic properties like Harlan Estate, Meadowood, and the Napa Valley Reserve, he’s also been hired to design projects such as Apple’s first off-campus dining facility for its employees. The winery and tasting room will be a 15,000+ sq ft facility flush with 16 steel tanks, a large private barrel room, and a tasting room that is permitted for hosting wine tastings to the general public. With lots of windows and sliding glass doors, wrap around porches, and large overhanging roofs, it’s perfectly designed for the beautiful surrounding views and a relaxing indoor + outdoor ambiance.
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