O Wines: A Noble Cause, A Delicious Wine

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Wines come in all shapes and sizes. Some are varietal, some blended. Others rare and born in special vintage years. Very few have a philanthropic outlet attached to them. That’s why I was so excited to receive and review several bottles of O Wines. O Wines was established in 2006 in Woodinville, Washington by Stacy Lill and Kathy Johanson with a mission to fund college scholarships for low income, capable young women so they can achieve their greatest potential through education. Each purchase helps send young women to college through the O Wines Opportunity for Success Scholarship program.

Mission aside, the wines are phenomenal. I’ve always preferred white wine and the chardonnay does not disappoint. Pour a little into your favorite wine glass. Immediately there’s a refreshing scent of fruit (pear) and spices. Dry and with a quiet intensity and complexity, the flavors linger on the finish, a touch mysterious. Versatile and especially good for roast poultry or medium-weight seafood. We enjoyed the O Wines white with a seasoned turkey breast and salad. (Suggested retail price: $12-$14)

The red is equally impressive. Medium-full-bodied and juicy, this is a solid-value red from the Columbia Valley, a delicious Washington fruit forward blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Syrah; its aromas and flavors of blueberry jam, baking spice, cocoa and, cherry, pair well with pizza, grilled burgers, steak, and chicken. (Suggested retail price: $14-16)

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O Wines Background

Since the introduction of the wines to the Pacific Northwest in 2008 followed by a nationwide launch in 2013, more than $300,000 has been raised to support 52 college scholarships. Beginning in 2013 each scholarship is $20,000 given in $5,000 increments annually over 4 years. Most of the scholarship recipients are the first members of their families to attend college.

O Wines is available nationally and for purchase on the official website. You can also stay in the know by following O Wines on Facebook and Twitter.

I received product samples to facilitate my review, however all opinions are my own.

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7 Responses to O Wines: A Noble Cause, A Delicious Wine

  1. Janine Huldie

    Definitely enjoyed these wines, too and will have a review going up hopefully by the end of the week now, too :)
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  2. Seana Turner

    What a great idea! I’m a wine lover, so I will check it out. What does the “O” stand for?
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  3. Foxy Wine Pocket

    I love Washington wines so I’ll have to check this out. I mean, how often do you get to say that your wine drinking is benefitting the world?!
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  4. Sarah (est. 1975)

    I wish I knew even a sliver about wines so I could nod sagely at this article. ;)
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  5. Kristen Mae of Abandoning Pretense

    I drink some cheap crap from walmart because my pallet is extremely unsophisticated. I have no idea how to tell a good wine from a bad one. I should learn. :-P
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  6. Drama Queen's Momma

    I know next to nothing about wine. Except that I like to drink some of it. Like the stuff you can get for under $10 at Walgreens. If the bottle says Moscato, I am game.
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  7. another jennifer

    Love, love, love O Wines! Great tasting, affordable, and gives back. Can’t beat that!
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