By: Stacy Bellew, Owner, Coeur Cause® Wines
June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month. Representative Dan Newhouse (R-WA) joined Milbrandt Vineyards, Coeur Cause® Wines, and the Walk to End Alzheimer’s to help raise awareness on this major public health issue. More than 50 million people worldwide are living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias.
During the press conference and campaign launch in eastern Washington, residents were encouraged to “go purple” to help shed light on the estimated 6.2 million Americans age 65 and older living with Alzheimer’s. Coeur Cause® Wines and Milbrandt Vineyards took their commitment to the next level by releasing the Coeur Cause® Sparkling Riesling. Until the end of 2021, 10% from sales of this wine will go to the Walk to End Alzheimer’s® in Washington State as a direct donation to help raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. In fact, they are rolling out the red (or purple) carpet all month for this exciting partnership and wine.
Winery officials have a personal connection to the cause. Butch and Lisa Milbrandt lost Lisa’s mother to Alzheimer’s a few years ago. Stacy Bellew, owner of Coeur Cause Wines and long-time public relations director for the Milbrandts, is a caregiver for her mother who was diagnosed with dementia four years ago.
Fill your glass with light and love at the 2021 Coeur Cause Sparkling Riesling Release Party!
Every weekend in June and July, the Coeur Cause® Sparkling Riesling will be featured in all three Milbrandt Vineyards and Ryan Patrick Wines tasting rooms, in Prosser, Leavenworth and Woodinville. Discounts and complimentary purple flowers will be given to those affected by Alzheimer’s including caregivers. The wine can also be purchased online here.
The last two weekends of the month, June 18-20 and June 25-27, will feature grand finale events consisting of luxury raffles and elevated menus with gourmet pairings.
A few of the luxury raffle prizes at stake those last two weekends of June include exclusive winemaker dinners for up to six guests, weekend guided river rafting trips in Leavenworth, a Cascade Hideaway & Spa Retreat that sleeps up to four guests, the Luxury Cottage Wine Country Getaway in Woodinville, Bed and Breakfast Romantic Excursions, a Wine Weekend Golf Excursion at Columbia Point, and a few full-course dinners at renowned restaurants throughout Washington to boot. Oh, and there’s wine. They are raffling off a purple-load of wine.
How do you win? The more Coeur Cause® Sparkling Riesling you buy, the more raffle tickets you get. All three tasting rooms are participating. This goes for online orders too!
The ticket price for the elevated events is $35 for a flight of six wines including the Sparkling Riesling and small gourmet bites. This ticket price is waived with a two-bottle purchase of Coeur Cause® Sparkling Riesling ($35 per bottle). The event is free for Milbrandt Vineyards and Ryan Patrick Wines club members. Entertainment by musical guests and artists are slated.
Reservations are required on OpenTable:
Reserve Woodinville here or call 425-949-7660.
Reserve Leavenworth here or call 509-888-2236
Reserve Prosser here or call 509-788-0030
Buy the wine online here.
Cheers to a bold brut of higher purpose!
Coeur Cause Wines and Milbrandt Vineyards are Local Presenting sponsors for 2021 Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Tri-Cities and Wenatchee; andPlatinum sponsors in Seattle and Redmond. Every bottle sold of Coeur Cause Sparkling Riesling benefits Walk to End Alzheimer’s; and it is available to purchase online or at Milbrandt Vineyards tasting rooms in Prosser, Woodinville, and Leavenworth.
Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the world’s largest fundraiser for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. This inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to join the fight against the disease. Find a Walk near you at alzwa.org/walk.