Popular wine festival returns to support “Can Do” Multiple Sclerosis Foundation

Sierra Rec Magazine – Events – [Olympic Valley, Calif.] August 22, 2017  – The Village at Squaw Valley continues its longstanding tradition of raising a glass to Labor Day weekend with the 29th Annual Alpen Wine Fest. A favorite festival for locals and visitors alike, wine enthusiasts at this year’s festival can sample a variety of wines from Northern California wine country. In years past, this festival has raised over $40,000 for Can Do Multiple Sclerosis, a non-profit providing supportive and empowering programs for people and families living with Multiple Sclerosis.

“Labor Day Weekend is one of the best weekends to spend in the Tahoe area with beautiful weather, and activities and events for all ages. We look forward to welcoming locals and visitors to our annual Alpen Wine Fest,” said Caroline Ross, executive director of the Squaw Village Neighbourhood Company. “Supporting Can Do Multiple Sclerosis is an honor, and we look forward to continuing the tradition with a glass of wine.”

The 29th Annual Alpen Wine Fest returns on Sunday, September 3 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., and features wine tasting, live music from Justin Ancheta, Honey of the Heart, Milton Merlos, and Heather Normandale, with a silent auction and raffle in the Base Camp Conference Room, with proceeds going toward providing wellness and education for people living with Multiple Sclerosis. The event is open to the public and those under 21 years of age, however entry to participate in the wine tasting is $40 in advance at mscando.org or $50 day of the event. Participants over 21 receive a crystal souvenir wine glass and unlimited tastings from over 30 vineyards from across the Northern California region.

Participating wineries include: Ancient Peaks Winery, Balvernre Wines, Banville Wine Merchants, Bjorn Vineyards, Blackbird Vineyards, Boeger Winery, Chappellet, Clos La Chance Winery, Dutton Goldfield Winery, Foxen Winery, Hand Picked Selections, Heitz Cellar, Highway 12 Winery, Illanta Wines, La Follette Wines, Lang & Reed Wine Company, Liquid Farm, Leonardo, Locascio Selections, Lola Wines, Lumen Wine Co, Mauritson Wines, Mcevoy Ranch, Mcprice Myers, Venge Vineyards, Moinz Family Wines, Morgan Winery, Mt. Beautiful Winery, Naughty Boy Vineyards, Pavi Wines, Quivira Wine, Red Car Wine, Round Pond Estate, The San Francisco Wine Exchange, Robert Stemmler Winery, Textbook Vineyards, Venge Vineyards, and Vias Imports.


Visit High Camp via the Aerial Tram at Squaw Valley
The Aerial Tram at Squaw Valley will be open daily from 10:40 a.m. to 4:20 p.m., with the last download at 5 p.m., from May 27-September 4, September 9-10 and September 16-17. Enjoy an aerial climb over 2,000 feet from the base of Squaw Valley to High Camp, located at 8,200 feet, with 360 degree views of Lake Tahoe’s high alpine beauty. For endless fun, enjoy daily activities at High Camp including hiking trails, the Olympic Museum, dining, shopping, disc golf, lawn games, and more. Click here for Aerial Tram rates and details.

Summer Lodging Specials in The Village at Squaw Valley®
Take advantage of great summer deals on lodging at The Village at Squaw Valley. Stay right in the heart of the action, with direct access to the slopes, world-class shopping, dining, activities and events in the Village. Ski, stay and forget about driving.

About North Lake Tahoe Summerlong Music
North Lake Tahoe’s summer long music series, High Notes, brings music outdoors with live performances every night of the week. A full lineup of free weekly music, national headliners, multi-day festivals, and signature events await locals and visitors alike. Enjoy well-known artists and discover new talent while looking out over the shores of Lake Tahoe, under the alpenglow of surrounding mountain peaks, or at legendary showrooms and intimate pubs. Whether it’s lively bluegrass, late-night DJs, or blues and funk you’re in search of, North Lake Tahoe is your destination for incredible entertainment at world-class venues. To see the 2017 summer lineup and to learn more about North Lake Tahoe’s summer long music series, visit GoTahoeNorth.com/HighNotes.

About The Village at Squaw Valley®
The Village at Squaw Valley is a year-round destination in the heart of Squaw Valley, located in North Lake Tahoe. This European-inspired Village features over 50 bars, restaurants, galleries and boutiques, including a yoga studio and spa. Condominium style suites are conveniently located for access to four season adventure including aerial tram rides to High Camp at 8200 feet, overlooking Lake Tahoe. The Village events plaza is home to a variety of outdoor activities and premier music festivals, including Art Wine & Music Festival, July 8 & 9 and Brews Jazz & Funk, August 12 & 13. Visit squawalpine.com/lodging or call (866) 818-6963 to learn more.

About Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows
Voted ‘Best Ski Resort’ in North America for the second year in a row by USA Today and 10Best Readers’ Choice 2017, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is an internationally renowned mountain resort in North Lake Tahoe that spans over 6,000 skiable acres. The resort features slopeside lodging at The Village at Squaw Valley®, which bustles year round with nonstop events and over 50 bars, restaurants and boutiques. With an annual average of 450 inches of snowfall and 300 sunny days, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is known as the Spring Skiing Capital™ as it provides one of the longest ski and snowboard seasons in Lake Tahoe. Skiers and riders of all ability levels are welcomed by over 65 percent beginner and intermediate terrain, 14 easy-to-navigate mountain zones and a custom app to make the most of every visit. Visit squawalpine.com or call 1.800.403.0206 to learn more.