Year after year, Winefest is consistently recognized as the premiere series of events held in Des Moines by the Des Moines Register, Juice and dsm Magazine. Call now to order your Winefest Patron Package and let’s celebrate the city’s most spirited event. Consider giving the gift of wine, food and fun to your best clients and friends when you host them at Winefest 2017.


Thank you to our 2017 Patrons:

Sabrina Ahmed and Adam Zenor
Britt and Mollie Baker
Pamela Bass-Bookey and Harry Bookey
Chris Benda
Lindsay Black
Ben and Angie Bowen
Tania Burt
Jim Carney
Joyce and Rick Chapman
Johnny Danos & Teresa Van Vleet Danos
Christopher Diebel
Luke and Jen Faeth
Jason and Wendy Fielder
Allison and Jim Fleming
Bruce Gerleman
Liz Gilman
Nate Haggard
Susan Hatten
Steve and Rachel Hauschilt
Devlin Hogans
Nancy Hopkins
Dominic Iannarelli
Caroline Jones
Adrienne and Matthew Krantz
Kyle and Sharon Krause
Keith and Diane Krell
Kylee Krizmanic
Robert and Nancy Landess
John and Diane Larson
Lana Leander
Dustin Lewellyn
Todd Lipker
Justin Lossner
Brad Magg
Gerald May and Pam Haston
Tom and Lyla Maynard
Todd and Ashley Millang
Chris and Liz Nelson
Eric and Teresa Peterson
Diane Proctor
Phil Randall
Wayne and Melanie Reames
Zack Sayles
Charlie Schafer and Lana Jones-Gould
Lyn and Bryan Shiffler
Jim Stick and Maura Nelson
Bob and Jane Sturgeon
Jay Syverson
Chris and Jessica Tursi
Lesley and Joshua VanNess
Nick Van Patten and Amy Muhlenbruck
Myrna Ver Ploeg
Steve Walsh
Connie Wimer and Frank Fogarty
Terryl and Vicki Wolfswinkel


Patron Perks

Prima Dinners

Ticket and advance booking. This night is often cited as patrons’ favorite Winefest event. Guests enjoy fabulous cuisine paired with fine wines in unique settings around town. 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.

Willis Grand Tasting

Ticket with VIP tasting lounge access. 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.

Sips & the City

Ticket with VIP tasting lounge access. This energetic event jump-starts the weekend with a wide variety of wines and hors d’oeuvres from local restaurants. Thousands of guests make this Winefest’s largest event, especially amongst the young professional crowd.

Meredith Saturday Sessions

Here’s your exclusive opportunity to enjoy a Meredith Saturday Session of your choice from this year’s educational food and wine workshops. Hosted by Meredith Corporation’s own acclaimed food professionals and some celebs.

Iowa Lawn Party

Celebrate all things Iowa with local wine, beer and cuisine. Samples will be shared from Iowa wineries and microbreweries, and local food products will be highlighted all with music from a favorite Iowa band.

Wine Flight of Your Choice

Wine flights are held monthly from January through May. Fine tune your wine knowledge with themed wine and food tastings.

Iowa Realty Spring Tasting

Be the first to see the Winefest 2017 limited edition poster.



20% DISCOUNT on additional Winefest event tickets.*

PATRON DESIGNATION on signage, programs and website.