OneHope, a nonprofit wine company based in Newport Beach, recently announced a new partnership with Robert Mondavi Jr. of the renowned wine-making family.
Until the partnership with Mondavi, OneHope was working with David Elliott, formerly of the Healdsburg, Calif.-based winery Lancaster Estate.
OneHope Chief Executive Jake Kloberdanz is looking forward to the new relationship with Mondavi.
"The (Mondavi) name has a rich tradition in the wine industry," he said. "All the wines are taking a step up. That has always been our goal … to deliver in terms of quality."
He said Mondavi fit in with the up-and-coming entrepreneurs at OneHope.
"Rob fit the culture of our company very well," he said. "He's a young winemaker that is very charismatic."
The younger Mondavi grew up playing at the Robert Mondavi Winery in Napa Valley. He joined the company in 2002 as a sales manager, eventually becoming the sales director. In 2004, he and his family founded Folio Fine Wine Partners, where he is now president.