Enjoy free wine tastings and other perks at 50 wineries across the region at your leisure this fall as part of The ALS Association Greater Sacramento Chapter’s “Screw ALS” local passport winery tour fundraiser that will take place September through November.
“Every drop adds up, and after the profoundly successful national Ice Bucket Challenge to cure ALS, you might say we’re turning water into wine,” said Amy Sugimoto, executive director, The ALS Association Greater Sacramento Chapter. “We wanted to create a Sacramento fundraiser that would be exciting and fun while also raising awareness about ALS and funds to support the thousands of people affected by the disease in this region.”
“Screw ALS” will offer a limited number of VIP Passports through November. Passports cost $45 and will include free wine tasting, a free appetizer if available and special wine club pricing on all purchases the day of the visit. Guests will have access to wineries across Amador, Auburn, El Dorado, Lincoln, Lodi and the Old Sugar Mill. Select wineries will host winemaker dinners and private barrel tasting events. First 100 passport holders will receive a souvenir wine glass. For a list of participating wineries or to purchase a VIP Passport, visit www.screwals.org.
The ALS Association is leading the fight to treat and cure ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, through global research and nationwide advocacy while also empowering people with the disease and their families to live fuller lives by providing them with compassionate care and support. The local chapter of the organization best known for its Ice Bucket Challenge fundraiser serves 24 Northern California counties. To make a donation, visit www.alssac.org.