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Inspire Napa Valley
May 3rd - 5th, 2019

The Second Annual Inspire Napa Valley Wine Weekend will be held on May 3–5, 2019. The inaugural event brought together wine enthusiasts and the most exceptional Napa Valley wineries to advance research to end Alzheimer’s and dementia and enhance care for those living with the disease, and raised over $1 million to support the cause!

Inspire Napa Valley Founder Kerrin Laz and Presenting Benefactor & Co-Chair Bettina Bryant, alongside Honorary Committee members Antonio Galloni, Vinous Founder, and Ray Isle, Food & Wine magazine's executive wine editor, invite you to an epic wine weekend benefiting the Alzheimer's community.

VIP WELCOME DINNER
FRIDAY, MAY 3, 2019 - 6:00PM

Intimate VIP Oakville Neighborhood Block Party at Rudd Estate, featuring wine from Rudd and their neighbors including Dalla Valle Vineyards, Futo Estate, and Screaming Eagle with dinner prepared by Abreu Vineyard's winemaker Brad Grimes, Antonio Galloni, PRESS Restaurant's executive chef and renowned winemakers, vintners and viticulturists in the outdoor kitchen.

VIP SEMINAR & TASTING
SATURDAY, MAY 4, 2019 - 10:30AM - 1:00PM

VIP wine tasting seminar of ten unique wines at The Napa Valley Reserve in St. Helena. The seminar will be moderated by Antonio Galloni and features Ray Isle, Andy Erickson, Remi Cohen, and more, with each of them choosing two wines that inspire them. One of the wines chosen will be a wine they helped to produce and the other will be from a winery that inspires them but is not one they are affiliated with. Alzheimer’s Association’s Chief Science Officer, Maria Carrillo, will begin the VIP seminar with an update on Alzheimer’s research followed by a Q&A session.

WINE TASTING, DINNER & AUCTION
SATURDAY, MAY 4, 2019 - 4:30PM - 12:00AM

Evening primary event at The Estate Yountville featuring a walk-around tasting including 30 of the most legendary wineries in California, a seated wine country dinner, a live auction of 10-12 lots, paddle raise, and an after party with live entertainment and specialty cocktails made and donated by Distillery No. 209 and Savage and Cooke.

VIP FAREWELL BRUNCH
SUNDAY, MAY 5, 2019 - 11:00AM - 2:00PM

VIP Farewell Brunch at Ad Hoc + Addendum in Yountville featuring Chef Thomas Keller’s Fried Chicken and Waffles, seasonal fare and Bouchon Bakery pastries along with a Bloody Mary and Mimosa bar and wine bar.

To acquire VIP weekend or Saturday primary event tickets and tables, please click here or contact Kory Kendrick at kkendrick@alz.org or 312-604-1672



About Inspire Napa Valley

When wine industry tastemaker Kerrin Laz’s mother was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s in 2014, she knew that she had to do something to help fight this disease.  In 2017, Kerrin founded Inspire Napa Valley to raise critical funds and awareness of Alzheimer’s disease in the Napa Valley, with proceeds directed to support the Alzheimer’s Association. Since its inception Inspire Napa Valley has raised over $1 million to support the cause.

Learn more about the inaugural Inspire Napa Valley Wine Weekend at inspirenapavalley.org.