Squaw Valley Hosts Wine Fest to Benefit MS

Posted By: The Ski Channel on September 1, 2009 11:40 am

Nothing’s better than drinking for a good cause. Well, I guess drinking for a good cause in the serenely beautiful Squaw Valley makes it better…

This Sunday, The Village at Squaw Valley and Uncorked Bar will be hosting the 21st Annual Alpen Wine Festival to benefit Multiple Sclerosis. More than 40 prestigious wineries will be sampling their juice there. Good-hearted and generous wino’s will taste the fruit of the vine at the base of the Lake Tahoe area ski and snowboard resort, and they will do so to raise money for the Heuga Center for Multiple Sclerosis.  The Heuga Center was founded by Olympic ski racer Jimmie Heuga in 1984. Jimmie himself was diagnosed with the tragic and horrible disease, and wanted to do whatever he could to inform other sufferers that exercise can be a life-saver. Jimmie changed his life through skiing and staying active, and hopes to spread those good vibes and messages to everyone who needs inspiration and hope. 

Along with the wine tasting and beautiful scenery, people can enjoy live entertainment, including Stacie Eakes and the Superfreaks, and James Patrick Regan. In addition, there’ll be a silent auction, which will help provide additional support for The Heuga Center. More than 50 items will be up for bid, including artwork, dinners at restaurants, magnum bottles signed by winemakers, mixed cases of wine and more. 

Drink up philanthropes! You’re doing a world of good.