Winefest is the way Iowa celebrates its love of summer, food and, of course, wine.

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

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Winefest Preseason Events

Winefest Des Moines
Tasting Event

Iowa Realty Spring Tasting

April 30, 2015

Join us as we unveil our poster for the 2015 season at Hoyt Sherman.

Patron and sponsor only

Winefest Des Moines
Wine Flight

Sail the Mediterranean

May 12, 2015

We are getting ready to set sail on the Mediterranean. Join us as we explore the South of France, Spain, Italy and Greece right in the middle of the Cadillac building on the Willis Auto Campus.

Educational Workshop

Meredith Saturday Sessions

May 30, 2015

Educational food and wine workshops hosted by Meredith Corporation’s own acclaimed food professionals, plus some celebs, inside their test kitchen and at select locations around Des Moines.


RJ Lawn & Landscape Iowa Lawn Party

May 31, 2015

Come join us for a relaxing lawn party and celebrate all things Iowan.Enjoy samples from local wineries and microbreweries.

Winefest Week Events

Tasting Event

LS2group Toasting Tuesday

June 2, 2015

Sample bubbles and enjoy accompanied hors d’oeuvres from around the world.

Evening Soiree

Foster Group Jet-Setter Pairing Dinner

June 3, 2015

Take flight with us. Sip, taste and explore your way through different flight patterns.

Prima Dinner

Prima Dinners

June 4, 2015

The night features six different options highlighting top chefs in the metro area. Each chef is partnered with a winery, creating inventive and palate-pleasing pairings.

Tasting Event

DuPont Pioneer Sips and the City

June 5, 2015

Jump start the weekend with this energetic event with a wide variety of wines and hors d’oeuvres from local restaurants.

Tasting Event

Willis Grand Tasting

June 6, 2015

This intimate evening showcases the best food and wine available in Central Iowa. Des Moines’ finest restaurants and caterers will prepare hearty hors d’oeuvres to be paired with high-end wines.

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