Kerrin Laz, winemaker and founder of K. LAZ Wine Collection, launched Inspire Napa Valley in 2017 as someone directly impacted by the devastation of Alzheimer’s Disease — her beloved mother was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s Disease in 2014, at the age of 64. Laz knew she wanted to take action on behalf of the many people living with this complex and frightening condition, and Inspire Napa Valley has raised more than $2.75 million to date to support the Alzheimer’s Association.
While the COVID-19 pandemic threw the annual fundraiser a few curve balls, 2022 sees the full-on return of one of Napa’s most important and successful philanthropic events, with a three-day wine weekend that will run from April 29th to May 1st.
~ A VIP Friday evening dinner held at Opus One Winery, including a multi-course dinner paired with renowned vintages from the cellarA VIP Wine Seminar, which will feature a group exceptional panelists, including Vinous founder Antonio Galloni and Food & Wine magazine’s executive wine editor, Ray Isle, and will also include an Alzheimer’s update led by Maria Carrillo, Alzheimer’s Association’s Chief Science Officer.
~ A Saturday Walk-Around Wine Tasting featuring dozens of the most exclusive wineries followed by a quintessential wine country dinner, live auction, and paddle raise in Yountville at The Estate.
~ A Sunday VIP Farewell Brunch hosted at Thomas Keller’s Ad Hoc + Addendum Garden will wrap-up the weekend and feature Ad Hoc fried chicken and waffles, Bouchon pastries, seasonal fare, and bloody Mary and mimosa bars.
The Alzheimer’s Association is one of the leading organizations in the world helping to advance research to end Alzheimer’s and enhance care and support services for all affected by the disease.
Laz says, ““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.”
Purchase tickets for Inspire Napa Valley 2022 here.