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.

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 2018.

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, 2017 and recieve a 20% discount which saves you up to $199 per person!*

*Must be paid in full by 12/31/2017. Discount does not apply to Young Professional Patron Package.

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