The Village at Squaw Valley to host 23rd Annual Alpen Wine Festival |

The Village at Squaw Valley to host 23rd Annual Alpen Wine Festival

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SQUAW VALLEY, Calif. andamp;#8212; Wine lovers may enjoy the 23rd Annual Alpen Wine Festival Sunday, Sept. 4, 2-5 p.m. at The Village at Squaw Valley. All proceeds from the festival benefit Can Do Multiple Sclerosis (MS), a national nonprofit organization sponsoring lifestyle empowerment programs for people with MS and their support partners.For a $40 donation, guests may sip wine from more than 40 Northern California vineyards as soulful jazz will set the scene with live music from the Jackie Landrum Band and the Tristan Selzler Trio in The Village. Savory and unique vintages will be part of the wine tasting compliments of Belle Glos, Caymus, Conundrum, Dierberg, Dogwood, Heitz, Hatcher, Morgan Winery, ZD, Venge Vineyards, Sanglier, Long Shadows Vintners, and many other renowned regional vineyards. Donation also includes a commemorative crystal wine class.Amidst the background of wine and music, guests can peruse the silent auction and raffle, which includes Squaw Valley lodging packages, shopping sprees, restaurant gift certificates, lift tickets, art and unique wines by the bottle and case.Last year the Alpen Wine Festival raised more than $25,000 for Can Do MS. Fundraising events like Alpen Wine Festival allow Can Do MS to continue to bring lifestyle empowerment programs to Northern California for people living with MS.Tickets for the event will be available on site Sunday, Sept. 4, beginning at 1 p.m. The majority of wines served at the event will be available for purchase at Uncorked at Squaw in the Village at Squaw Valley.For more information about Can Do MSandamp;#8217;s lifestyle empowerment programs, please visit Wine Festival PackageStay in The Village at Squaw Valley for the Alpen Wine Festival and enjoy wine tasting, live music and a silent auction all within walking distance. Starting at $82 per person, per night. Price includes wine tasting for two ($80 value) and two commemorative wine glasses. Valid Sept. 2 through Sept. 5, 2011 with two-night minimum. Click here or call 1-866-818-6963 to book.For more great lodging packages, call 1-866-366-7261 or visit

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