This September through November, the ALS Association Greater Sacramento Chapter is giving Sacramentans the chance to tour some of California’s best wineries while raising important funds and awareness to support ALS.
Boldly dubbed the “Screw ALS Winery Tour,” the event grants participants a passport to an amazing 50 local wineries of which they can explore at their leisure this fall. For just $45, the passport will give wine lovers and wine connoisseurs alike the ability to experience free wine tasting, a free appetizer where available, and special wine club pricing. Some wineries will even provide a winemakers dinner and private barrel tasting events.
Not to benefit just the participants, the Winery Tour is organized by the ALS Association in the hopes of continuing a fight they’ve been fighting since their inception 31 years ago.
The ALS Association has put in their best effort to promote awareness about the disease as well as gather funds for research and patient care. For those who remember the Ice Bucket Challenge that went viral on the Internet in 2014, you’ll know that the unconventional yet effective (and entertaining) fundraiser was actually to aid ALS awareness and research. But even despite a growing awareness of the disease and a resulting Ice Bucket Challenge discovery of a gene linked to ALS, researchers and medical professionals have yet to find a cure.
That’s why, with the help of Northern California citizens, Screw ALS aims to raise $20,000 through the tours. The Association plans to give 100% of the profit to support of ALS research and programs and services that benefit local ALS patients and families.
Wineries included in the Screw ALS Winery Tour spread across the region and include Amador County, Auburn, El Dorado County, Lincoln, Lodi and the Old Sugar Mill. Passports are limited and remain in effect until through November.
For a full list of partnered wineries or to buy a passport for the tour, visit websac.alsa.org.
Featured Photo: Amador County vineyard by Isolino Ferreira/CC Flickr