Wine, Food & Beer Showcase

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

Presented by TruBank


Des Moines Marriott Downtown
700 Grand Ave, Des Moines


Grand Showcase: $50/person if purchased in advance; $60/person at the door
Reserve Experience: $125/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 36 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. 

The Reserve Experience | 6:00-9:00pm 

Gain access to exclusive rare and fine wines (90 point and above) from the private collections of members of The Wine Group, paired with high-end culinary creations from The Embassy Club, Aura Restaurant and Lounge, The Cheese Shop, and Chellie's Sugar Shack in the secluded elegance of the Reserve Experience room.

The Reserve Experience is sponsored by Elder Corporation

The 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!

The Sponsors

The Reserve Experience Vendors

The 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