Weekend wine fest at Squaw Valley to raise awareness for Multiple Sclerosis
OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. — The Alpen Wine Fest annually marks the pending start of fall after a summer filled with family friendly events in the Village at Squaw Valley.
Featuring wine from more than 40 vineyards, the 27th annual festival will include wine tastings, silent auction, live music and more on Sunday, Sept. 6, from 2 to 5 p.m.
Proceeds benefit Can Do Multiple Sclerosis (Can Do MS), a foundation providing wellness and education for people with Multiple Sclerosis.
The proceeds will fund Squaw Valley programs in 2016, including the Vertical Express Adaptive Ski Experience, and Can Do MS’s inaugural multi-day adaptive program.
Entry into the event is $40 in advance, available online at Can Do MS’s website, with $50 tickets available at the Village starting at 1 p.m. day of the event.
Attendees receive a commemorative crystal wine glass, full access to all wine tastings — including featured wineries Canihan Family Winery, Lumen Wines, Wrath Wines, Frank Family Winery and Quady Winery — and entry into the largest silent auction in the region.
“Last year, Alpen Wine Fest raised more than $38,000 for our lifestyle empowerment programs,” said Can Do MS President and CEO Heidi A. Heltzel. “Fundraising events such as this one allow us to bring programs free of charge to Northern California and Nevada for people and families living with MS.”
The Village at Squaw Valley offers an endless array of activities for all ages year-round. In addition to shopping and dining at dozens of restaurants, shops, and galleries, there are fire pits fit for s’mores, miniature golf, Sky Jump trampoline, climbing walls and more.
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