Wine, Food & Beer Showcase

Friday, February 21, 2020 | 6:00-9:00pm

The Grand Showcase | 6:00-9:00pm

Sample the night away! Started in 1985, the Wine, Food & Beer Showcase is one of the oldest food and beverage events in the area and has become a yearly favorite for foodies, oenophiles and beer enthusiasts alike! Featuring over 40 of the finest restaurants, caterers, wineries, breweries and distilleries in the area, the Wine, Food & Beer Showcase has become the premier event of its kind in Des Moines and has become Des Moines Metro Opera’s signature fundraiser. 

At the event, patrons may also partake in a silent auction and raffle filled with packages that can only be found at Wine, Food & Beer Showcase. All proceeds raised throughout the evening support Des Moines Metro Opera’s award-winning education and community engagement programs, which annually reach over 90,000 individuals. Tickets are $50 if purchased in advance; $60 at the door.

The Reserve Experience | 6:00-9:00pm 

Gain access to exclusive fine wines from the private collections of members of The Wine Club, paired with high-end culinary creations from premier Des Moines restaurants in the secluded elegance of the Reserve Experience room. Tickets for this special experience are $125 and include access to the Grand Showcase. 

The Raffle & Silent Auction | 6:00-8:30pm

Guests may place bids on high-end silent auction packages featuring unique experiences you can only find at the Wine, Food & Beer Showcase! Previous packages have included trips to New York City, Chicago, the Twin Cities and Kansas City, as well as VIP tickets to the Hinterland Music Fesitval, 80/35, the Principal Charity Classic and the National Balloon Classic, and one-of-a-kind experiences like being a chorus member for one performance of the opera's upcoming production of La Bohème, polo lessons, culinary classes, wine tastings for 20, and much more!

The raffle portion of the evening allows guests to purchase tickets and distribute among 20-30 exclusive packages. Previous packages have included a private garden/cocktail party for 20, kayaking/sailing adventures, Hello, Dolly! tickets, food/wine baskets, gift cards galore, and so much more. Please note, to purchase raffle tickets you must pay with cash, check or debit card. To abide by Iowa State Law, we cannot accept credit card payments for raffle tickets.

If you are unable to attend the Showcase but would still like to support the event, a tax-deductible donation may be made HERE.

2020 Wine, Food & Beer Showcase
Friday, February 21 | 6:00-9:00pm
Des Moines Marriott Downtown
700 Grand Ave, Des Moines

2019 Wine, Food & Beer Showcase Vendors

Thank you to the vendors of the 2019 Wine, Food & Beer Showcase! Stay tuned for the official 2020 vendors!

2019 Wine, Food & Beer Showcase Sponsors

Special thanks to our sponsors!

Patricia Barbalato and Clay Hulsey
Homesteaders Life Company
Iles Funeral Home
Darren Jirsa
Thomas and Linda Koehn

Ramsey Subaru

Previous Showcases

2018 Wine & Food Showcase

Friday, February 16, 2018
Downtown Des Moines Marriott
Attendance: over 700!
Photo credits: Devita Paschell Photography

2017 Wine & Food Showcase

Friday, February 17, 2017
Downtown Des Moines Marriott
Attendance: over 700!
Photo credits: Devita Paschell Photography

2016 Wine & Food Showcase

Friday, February 19, 2016
Downtown Des Moines Marriott
Tickets sold: over 600!
Photo credits: Devita Paschell Photography; Maharry Photography