Year after year, Winefest is consistently recognized as the premiere series of events held in Des Moines by the Des Moines Register and dsm Magazine.

Reserve 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 2019.

 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 2018 limited edition poster.

Patrons also receive

  • Valet Parking Pass
  • 20% Discount on additional Winefest event tickets.*
  • Patron Designation on signage, programs and website.
  • Year-Round Exclusive Events, such as the Fall Patron Thank you Event

Become a Patron

Reserve your patron package by December 31, 2018 and recieve a 20% discount which saves you up to $199 per person!*

*Must be paid in full by 12/31/2018. Discount does not apply to Young Professional Patron Package.

Thank you to our 2019 Patrons


  • Barry and Vickee Adams
  • Eric and Jenni Barp
  • Chris Benda
  • Kirk and Cathy Besh
  • Lindsay Black
  • Don and Margo Blumenthal
  • Ben and Angie Bowen
  • Tania Burt
  • Jim Carney
  • Joyce Chapman
  • Don and Mary Coffin
  • Matthew Crawford
  • Steve and Gisele Crowe
  • Mike and Cathy Crowley
  • Christopher Diebel
  • Luke and Jen Faeth
  • Jason and Wendy Fielder
  • Allison and Jim Fleming
  • Rosalie Gallagher
  • Bruce Gerleman
  • Ron and Angel Grubb
  • Nate Haggard
  • Cyndi Harmeyer Fisher
  • Susan Hatten
  • Steve and Rachel Hauschilt
  • Mark Hummel
  • Dominic Iannarelli
  • Craig Ibsen
  • John and Sally Irving
  • Dan and Nicolette Keough
  • Robert and Nancy Landess
  • Dustin Lewellyn
  • Todd Lipker
  • Joyce Lock
  • Brad Magg
  • Jean Matovina
  • Lauren Matovina Roeding
  • Tom and Lyla Maynard
  • Cory McAnelly and Lauren Knoelke
  • Matt McQuillen and Kim Wall McQuillen
  • Todd Millang
  • Christina Moffatt
  • Chris and Liz Nelson
  • Kimberly M. O’Connor
  • Diane Proctor
  • Bob and Deb Pulver
  • Phil Randall
  • Randy and Sarah Reichardt
  • Julie Ross
  • Zack Sayles
  • Charlie Schafer and Lana Jones-Gould
  • Connie and Kim Schmett
  • Robert and Loretta Sieman
  • Tom Small
  • Jim Stick and Maura Nelson
  • Bob and Jane Sturgeon
  • Coreen Sweeney
  • Jay Syverson
  • Joey Taylor-Moon
  • Chris and Jessica Tursi
  • Lesley and Joshua VanNess
  • Nick Van Patten and Amy Muhlenbruck
  • Micole Van Walbeek
  • Myrna Ver Ploeg
  • Karla Walsh
  • Steve Walsh
  • Rick and Marcia Wanamaker
  • Mark and Karrie Weinhardt
  • Matthew and Melissa Weresh
  • Connie Wimer and Frank Fogarty
  • Kyrie and Tom Wong
  • Adam and Sabrina Zenor