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Third Annual Inspire Napa Valley Event Raises Over $1.5 Million to Support the Alzheimer’s Association


Wine Country Community Event Raises More than Ever for Cutting-edge Research and Support Services for Families in Northern California Facing Alzheimer’s Disease

YOUNTVILLE, Calif. (May 3, 2022) – Kerrin Laz, founder and proprietor of the K. LAZ WINE COLLECTION, announced that the third annual Inspire Napa Valley Spring Wine Weekend, presented by Rolex Watch USA, raised more than $1.5 million to support the Alzheimer’s Association. The event has quickly become a staple in the Napa Valley community, bringing together wine industry leaders and enthusiasts to raise awareness and funds to support Alzheimer’s Association research, care and support programs for families affected by the disease in Northern California and across the country.

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“This event reaches new goals year after year with more guests, more support, and more motivation to continue reinforcing the incredible work of the Alzheimer’s Association,” said Inspire Napa Valley founder Kerrin Laz. “With each event, we provide more hope and awareness that helps so many families suffering from Alzheimer’s. In honor of my mother and the millions of families facing the disease, I’m more committed than ever to a world without Alzheimer’s and all other dementia and I look forward to many more great events to achieve that goal.”

This year’s Inspire Napa Valley once again offered a unique opportunity to experience exclusive wine tastings from prestigious wineries in Napa Valley. The VIP weekend began with an exceptional dinner held at Opus One Winery on Friday evening, including a multi-course dinner paired with renowned vintages from the cellar.

Saturday morning commenced with a special wine tasting seminar at The Barrel Room at The Estate Yountville moderated by Vinous founder Antonio Galloni, featuring exceptional wines chosen by distinguished wine industry panelists. The panelists included Ray Isle (Food & Wine magazine’s executive wine editor), Dawnine Dyer, Andy Erickson, Benoit Touquette, and Michael Wolf. The program included an update and Q&A session on Alzheimer’s research from Dr. Maria Carrillo, chief science officer at the Alzheimer’s Association.

The weekend continued Saturday afternoon with the main event at The Estate Yountville with a walk-around wine tasting featuring 38 of the most exclusive vintners in Napa Valley including Bryant Estate, Futo Estate, Harlan Estate, Rudd Estate, Pulido-Walker, and VHR-Vine Hill Ranch. The full list of wineries can be found here. Saturday evening included a seated dinner, live auction, and paddle raise. As tradition, the event concluded on Sunday with a VIP brunch at Thomas Keller’s Ad Hoc + Addendum featuring fried chicken and waffles, seasonal fare, mimosas, and a bloody mary bar. For information on future 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 is a worldwide voluntary health organization dedicated to Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our mission is to lead 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®. Visit alz.org or call 800.272.3900.



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