The inaugural Inspire Napa Valley is scheduled for May 4-6 in support of the Alzheimer’s Association, said Kerrin Laz, founder and proprietor of the K. Laz Wine Collection.
The event will bring wine industry leaders and enthusiasts together to support national funding for both Alzheimer’s disease research and care for families affected by the disease in Northern California.
“When my mother was diagnosed with younger-onset Alzheimer’s in 2014, I knew I must act to help fight this disease, which is why I founded Inspire Napa Valley,” said Laz. “Through this three-day event, wine will be the catalyst to advance awareness. Our goal is to raise more than $1 million for Alzheimer’s and dementia research while supporting individuals who are currently living with the disease.”
The Inspire Napa Valley weekend begins with an evening wine reception and dinner on Friday, May 4 at Abreu Las Posadas Vineyards on Howell Mountain.
On the morning of Saturday, May 5, Vinous Founder Antonio Galloni willl moderate at a wine tasting at PRESS Napa Valley. The program will also include an update on research from the Alzheimer’s Association.
Inspire continues on Saturday afternoon at the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone with a walk-around wine tasting featuring 40 cult wines from California, including Abreu Vineyards, Bond, Bryant Family Vineyard, Colgin Cellars, Dalla Valle Vineyards, Harlan Estate, Eisele Vineyard, Rudd Estate, Scarecrow and Screaming Eagle.
Saturday evening’s highlights include a seated dinner, live auction, paddle raise, and musical entertainment in the Barrel Room at the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone.
The event concludes on Sunday, May 6 with brunch at Thomas Keller’s Ad Hoc, featuring fried chicken and waffles, seasonal fare, mimosas, and a Bloody Mary bar.
Tickets range from $1,000 for individual tickets to Saturday’s afternoon wine tasting and seated dinner to $5,000 per person for tickets to attend all events.
Tickets are available at www.alznorcal.ejoinme.org/MyEvents/InspireNapaValley2018. For more information, call 707-415-5040 or visit www.inspirenapavalley.org.