Events

Winefest is proud to have been a part of the Greater Des Moines area since 2003, and we look forward to our fifteenth year of celebrating fine food and wine while bettering the community. We hope you’ll join us!

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JLL Wine Flight: Australasia Fusion

$45.00
April 13, 2017

Join Abbe Davidson of Negociants as she pairs the perfect Australian wine with fabulous Australian wine with delicious Asian food from Wasabi.

Des Moines / Winterset Memorials Wine Flight: Under the Radar Wines

$45.00
May 4, 2017

Join us as we splash into summer with under the radar wines you won’t want to miss.

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Tasting Event

Iowa Realty Spring Tasting

May 11, 2017

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

Patron and sponsor only

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Educational Workshop

Meredith Saturday Sessions

$30+
June 3, 2017

Educational food and wine workshops hosted by Meredith Corporation’s acclaimed food professionals, plus some celebs!

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Educational Workshop

Barilla Interactive Dinner

$75
June 3, 2017

The 2017 Meredith Saturday Sessions culminate with a special experience from Barilla America as guests are led through a hands-on cooking class.

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Tasting Event

Iowa Pork Producers Lawn Party

$15+
June 4, 2017

Celebrate all things Iowa with local wine, beer and cuisine.

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Tasting Event

Toasting Tuesday

$35
June 6, 2017

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

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Tasting Event

Principal Sips and the City

$45+
June 9, 2017

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

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Tasting Event

Willis Grand Tasting

$75+
June 10, 2017

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.