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Kerrin Laz’s Inspire Napa Valley “Winter Wine & Food Fête” Raises More Than $450,000 to Support the Alzheimer’s Association


Popular Wine Country Event Raises Critical Funds for Cutting-edge Alzheimer’s Research and Support Services for Families in Northern California Facing Alzheimer’s

YOUNTVILLE, Calif. (December 21, 2021) – Wine industry tastemaker, Kerrin Laz, founder and proprietor of K. LAZ WINE COLLECTION, hosted the third annual Inspire Napa Valley “Winter Wine & Food Fête” on December 11 at The Estate Yountville. Bringing together more than 300 guests for a world-class VIP Lunch followed by a walk-around wine tasting, “Winter Wine & Food Fête” raised more than $450,000 to benefit the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association.

Alzheimer’s Association | Photographer: Lowell Downey of Art & Clarity

The event featured a VIP Lunch with wine poured from Abreu Vineyards, Bryant Estate, Futo Estate, Heimark Vineyard, LAZ Wine, Opus One, Rudd Estate, Screaming Eagle, and Staglin Family Vineyard, followed by a walk-around wine tasting from 34 of California’s most exceptional vintners and winemakers.

“I’m so grateful for the generous support and camaraderie of the Napa Valley community and everyone involved with this year’s Winter Wine and Food Fête.” said Inspire Napa Valley founder Kerrin Laz. “It means so much to me to bring this community together for a cause that is important to me and so many others. While we won’t be able to save my mom from Alzheimer’s, I hope our efforts today will one day save others. And that is why I am more motivated than ever to raise awareness and funds to end Alzheimer’s and all other dementia.”

During “Winter Wine & Food Fête,” Laz announced the 2022 Inspire Napa Valley three-day wine weekend taking place April 29 through May 1, 2022. The Inspire Napa Valley Wine Weekend offers wine enthusiasts, philanthropists and industry leaders a unique opportunity to mingle with Napa Valley’s top vintners and winemakers. Honorary committee members include: Antonio Galloni, Brad Grimes, Ray Isle, Francoise Peschon, and Samantha Rudd. Steering committee members include: Bettina Bryant, Blakesley Chappellet, and Wendi Green. Tickets will be available in the new year for the 2022 Inspire Napa Valley Wine Weekend, to purchase visit inv.givesmart.com.

Founded in 2017, Inspire Napa Valley events have raised over $2.75 million to support the Alzheimer’s Association. Inspire Napa Valley is a world-class fundraising event that inspires change in Napa Valley by bringing together wine enthusiasts and industry leaders to help advance research to end Alzheimer’s and enhance care and support services for all affected by the disease.

For more information about the Inspire Napa Valley events, visit inspirenapavalley.org.

About Inspire Napa Valley

Founded in 2017 by Kerrin Laz, Inspire Napa Valley (INV) is committed to inspiring change in the Napa Valley by bringing wine enthusiasts and industry leaders together to advance research to end Alzheimer’s and dementia and enhance care for those living with the disease. INV raises critical funds to help families in Northern California struggling with Alzheimer’s care, and it will help fund cutting-edge research nationwide.  For more information, visit inspirenapavalley.org.

About the Alzheimer’s Association®

The Alzheimer’s Association leads the way to end Alzheimer’s and all other dementia — by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s and all other dementia®. For more information, visit alz.org or call the 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900.

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