Wine, Food & Beer Showcase

Friday, March 3, 2023 | 6:00-9:00pm

Tickets

Grand Showcase: $50/person if purchased in advance; $60/person at the door
Reserve Experience: $100/person

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, wine lovers and beer enthusiasts alike! Featuring nearly 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. 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. 

The Reserve Experience | 6:00-9:00pm 

Gain access to exclusive fine wines from the private collections of members of The Wine Group, paired with high-end culinary creations from premier Des Moines restaurants in the secluded elegance of the Reserve Experience room.

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 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, as well as culinary classes, wine tastings, and much more!


Spotlight on the 2023 Reserve Experience Vendors:

Spotlight on the 2023 Grand Showcase Vendors:



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