Wine, Food & Beer Showcase

Save the Date!

Friday, March 7, 2025 | 6:00-9:00pm


Des Moines Marriott Downtown
700 Grand Ave, Des Moines

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 30-40 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. 

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 exclusive Des Moines establishments.

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 included 3-day passes to the sold-out Hinterland music festival, a stay at a private villa for up to 16 at Reunion Resort in Orlando, tickets to Barry Manilow, Moulin Rouge!, the Minnesota Twins, Funny Girl, the Lyric Opera of Kansas City and more, as well as culinary classes, wine tastings, luxury portrait experiences, sports packages, and much more!

The 2024 Sponsors


Elder Corporation

The 2024 Reserve Experience Vendors

Stay tuned for the 2025 vendors! 

The 2024 Grand Showcase Vendors

Stay tuned for the 2025 vendors!