Wine, Food & Beer Showcase

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

Presenting Sponsor: TruBank

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 $150 and include access to the Grand Showcase. 

Thank you to our Reserve Experience sponsor, the Elder Corporation!

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! Packages include trips to the Florida Keys, Chicago, the Twin Cities, Kansas City and Omaha, as well as a private tour of the Des Moines Art Center vaults, a Botox spa package, a hybrid Trek FX2 bike, tickets to My Fair Lady!, the Symphony, Shakespeare on the Lawn, 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 Sweeney Todd, culinary classes, wine tastings, and much more!

The raffle portion of the evening allows guests to purchase tickets and distribute among 15 exclusive packages. This year's raffle packages include a private puppy party for 10, a pop-up family-style dinner party, a spring cleaning package, a Cedar Ridge Whiskey barrel with a bottle of bourbon and glasses, Sweeney Todd tickets, food/wine baskets, spa packages, 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.

2020 Silent Auction Packages
2020 Raffle Packages

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



2020 Wine, Food & Beer Showcase Vendors

2020 Wine, Food & Beer Showcase Sponsors

Special thanks to our sponsors!

PRESENTING SPONSOR
TruBank

RESERVE EXPERIENCE SPONSOR
Elder Corporation

PARTNER SPONSOR
Homesteaders Life Company

AUTOMOBILE SPONSOR
Ramsey Subaru


Previous Showcases

2020 Wine, Food & Beer Showcase

Friday, February 21, 2020
Downtown Des Moines Marriott
Photo credits: Ivory House Photography


2019 Wine, Food & Beer Showcase

Friday, March 1, 2019
Downtown Des Moines Marriott
Photo credits: Christopher Maharry Photography


2018 Wine & Food Showcase

Friday, February 16, 2018
Downtown Des Moines Marriott
Photo credits: Devita Paschell Photography


2017 Wine & Food Showcase

Friday, February 17, 2017
Downtown Des Moines Marriott
Photo credits: Devita Paschell Photography


2016 Wine & Food Showcase

Friday, February 19, 2016
Downtown Des Moines Marriott
Photo credits: Devita Paschell Photography; Maharry Photography