The Ohana Institute Foundation proudly presents the 2017-2018 Ohana Institute Signature Wine Selection. These wines, selected by Ohana families, are specially labeled and available in limited release to celebrate and support the building of our new school building in 30Avenue, scheduled to open for the 2018-19 school year.


The first wine, a Chardonnay, is named for the GRATITUDE we feel for the new home we are creating at 30Avenue. The second wine, a Sangiovese, is named for the Ohana VISION that continues to thrive through the creation of a creative, student-centered learning space.

We are excited to provide this opportunity through and partnership with some of California’s most unique vineyards. In addition to our exclusive GRATITUDE and VISION wines, we also offer you the opportunity to purchase a variety of other wines from selected vineyards. All purchases support the efforts of furthering the mission of Ohana Institute.

Released just in time for the holiday season, we hope these wines will be enjoyed with friends and family in celebration of the achievements our our school, our students, and our community. Each purchase you make not only provides you with amazing wines to serve throughout the coming months, but it also contributes to the building of the new Ohana Institute. Don’t wait to take advantage of this opportunity.

The signature labeled wine and other wine offerings are available in limited quantities!


2014 Dutton Goldfield Chardonnay (Ohana Signature Label)

The grapes that produce this wine are grown in the coolest area of the Russian River Valley in Sonoma. This wine has notes of lemons lime, tropical fruit and pear. It has a creamy, buttery finish which provides a smooth finish.

 

2015 VJB Cellars Sangiovese  (Ohana Signature Label)

This wine is created from 100% Sangiovese grapes which is also used to produce the king of Italian wines, Brunello de Montalcino. One of the very few wines produced in the US from these grapes. This is a medium bodied, medium color with a rich, opulent nose a hint of spiciness and a long smooth cherry finish. A wonderful wine to pair with Osso Bucco, a meaty red sauce, lasagna or your favorite steak.

 

2012 Beau Vigne Napa Hope Blend (Limited Quantities)

This is a red blend with aromas of black fruit, cherry and blackberry. You may also experience flavors of espresso and dark chocolate with spices on the finish. This pairs well with duck, venison, beef and pasta.

 

2016 Wellington Sauvignon Blanc

This is a lush white wine with nice bouquet and notes of pear and rose petals. It has a full body for a white wines and is great on a warm day or Thanksgiving dinner at the beach.

2014 Wellington Rhone Blend

This wine is made up of equal parts of Marianne and Rousanne grapes. This wine is traditionally produced in the northern portion of the Rhone Valley in France. This blend has notes of white peach, pear and a hint of caramel which helps provide a smooth finish. A nice pairing with fish or a light pasta.

2015 VJB Cellars Rosso Family Blend

This is the first red we tasted and is a blend of Zinfandel, Barbara and Cabernet Sauvignon. This is a bold red with raspberry and has some cinnamon spice in the middle. Pairs great with burgers, pizza or grilled meats.

2015 Dutton Goldfield Pinot Noir

The wine is deep and silky, with the wonderful combination of brightness and richness. The cherry flavors are accented with darker black raspberry and a bit of black tea and nutmeg, along with a morsel of toffee on the lingering finish. This food-friendly Pinot has a broad range of pairings, from Pepato cheese and smoked salmon mousse appetizers, to gnocchi with mushroom sauce and spice-rubbed tuna steaks.