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Wine Industry Tastemaker Kerrin Laz Announces Fourth Annual Inspire Napa Valley


Three-Day Wine Country Event to Raise Funds and Awareness for the Alzheimer’s Association

YOUNTVILLE, Calif. (February 28, 2023) – Wine industry expert, Kerrin Laz, founder and proprietor of K. LAZ WINE COLLECTION, announced today the fourth annual Inspire Napa Valley, to take place May 5-7 in support of the Alzheimer’s Association. The three-day wine country event brings together wine enthusiasts and industry leaders to raise funds and awareness to advance Alzheimer’s and dementia research and enhance care and support services for families impacted by the disease. Since 2017, Inspire Napa Valley events have raised more than $4.5 million for the Alzheimer’s Association’s care, support and research programs.

“I’m more touched each year to be able to share Inspire Napa Valley with the incredible Napa community, who show up time and time again to raise awareness and funds to fight Alzheimer’s disease,” said Inspire Napa Valley founder Kerrin Laz. “Because of their generosity, we are helping move the needle – in honor of my family and the millions of others – in Alzheimer’s and dementia research while supporting people who are currently living with the disease and their families.”

Over the course of the weekend, Inspire Napa Valley will offer wine enthusiasts, philanthropists, and industry leaders a unique opportunity to mingle with Napa Valley’s top vintners and winemakers. The weekend’s list of events include:

  • Friday, May 5: The weekend will kick off with a VIP Welcome Dinner on Pritchard Hill in St. Helena. Guests will taste the best of what Pritchard Hill has to offer with a family-style dinner led by Brad Grimes of Abreu Vineyards, Antonio Galloni of Vinous, Francoise Peschon, Lisa Drinkward and Les Behrens of Behrens Family Winery.
  • Saturday, May 6: The weekend will continue with a VIP Alzheimer’s Research Update & Wine Seminar at Round Pond Estate. Following the Alzheimer’s research update by Alzheimer’s Association Chief Science Officer, Dr. Maria Carrillo, a group of distinguished panelists, led by Antonio Galloni of Vinous, will discuss a hand-picked lineup of compelling wines chosen for the sit-down wine tasting seminar. The afternoon will proceed with a walk-around wine tasting featuring 30 of the most exclusive wineries in California with culinary stations prepared by Componere, led by The French Laundry alumni, Ethan Mantle. The evening will conclude with a live auction and paddle raise.
  • Sunday, May 7: The weekend tops off with a VIP Farewell Brunch at Thomas Keller’s Ad Hoc + Addendum, featuring fried chicken and waffles, Bouchon Bakery pastries, seasonal fare alongside a bloody mary and mimosa bar.

More than 6 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s and in California alone, there are more than 690,000 people aged 65 and older living with the disease. Additionally, more than 11 million family members and friends serve as Alzheimer’s caregivers, including more than 1.1 million Californians providing unpaid care to a loved one with Alzheimer’s.

VIP tickets to attend all the weekend events can be purchased for $5,000 per person or individual tickets to Saturday evening’s wine tasting and main event are available for $1,000. For more information and to purchase tickets, 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 800.272.390



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