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Winefest 2015

Save the Week

May 30 – June 6

Winefest is the way Iowa celebrates its love of summer, food, and of course, wine. Don't miss any of this year’s exciting events — mark your calendars.

Upcoming Events

Wine Flights

Thurs, January 15

Wine cocktails hosted by Splash

Thurs, February 19

Hosted by Flemings

Winefest Iron Sommeleier
New for 2015!

Iron Sommelier

Sat, February 21

Help crown Des Moines’ very first Iron Somm! On Saturday, February 21st, sommeliers Abbe Hendricks with Gateway Market and Ben Nelsen of Splash Seafood Bar and Grill will compete in a 5-course culinary clash and your ranking will help decide who is Des Moines’ finest wine steward.

Chefs George Formaro, Derek Eidson, Dominic Iannarelli, Mike Holman and Enosh Kelly will prepare the fabulous food for the evening but only your palate can help decide whose wine pairing is paramount. For just $150, enjoy a meal from the best chefs paired with wines competing for your vote.

Only one will be crowned Iron Somm so be there at 6:30pm on February 21st at the Temple for the Performing Arts to help decide.

For tickets, please call or email Natasha Sayles - 515.244.0039 or [email protected]

Become a Patron

Winefest isn’t just about wine, it’s about supporting the cultural institutions that make Iowa great. If that sounds like your thing, then maybe you might be the perfect patron.

Patrons Receive Tickets To
  • Prima Dinners
  • Willis Grand Tasting
  • DuPont Pioneer Sips & the City
  • Meredith Saturday Sessions
  • Iowa Lawn Party
  • Wine Flight of your choice
  • Iowa Realty Spring Tasting
  • Exclusive Fall Patron Thank You Event
Patrons Also Receive
  • Valet Parking
  • 20% Discount on additional Winefest event tickets
  • Patron designation on signage, programs and website
Package Pricing

Winefest Patron Package

Two tickets to each event


Young Professional Single Membership

35 and younger. One ticket to each event


Single Membership

One ticket to each event