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 2017 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 2018 Patrons


  • 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
  • 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
  • Nancy Hopkins
  • Dominic Iannarelli
  • Adrienne and Matthew Krantz
  • Kyle and Sharon Krause
  • Keith and Diane Krell
  • Kylee Krizmanic
  • Robert and Nancy Landess
  • Dustin Lewellyn
  • Todd Lipker
  • Justin Lossner
  • Brad Magg
  • Tom and Lyla Maynard
  • Matt McQuillen and Kim Wall McQuillen
  • Todd and Ashley Millang
  • Christina Moffatt
  • Chris and Liz Nelson
  • Diane Proctor
  • Phil Randall
  • Wayne and Melanie Reames
  • Stan and Laura Reynolds
  • Zack Sayles
  • Charlie Schafer and Lana Jones-Gould
  • Jim Stick and Maura Nelson
  • Bob and Jane Sturgeon
  • Jay Syverson
  • Chris and Jessica Tursi
  • Lesley and Joshua VanNess
  • Teresa Van Vleet Danos
  • Nick Van Patten and Amy Muhlenbruck
  • Myrna Ver Ploeg
  • Steve Walsh
  • Connie Wimer and Frank Fogarty
  • Adam and Sabrina Zenor