Indianola, IA — Des Moines Metro Opera’s (DMMO) annual Wine & Food Showcase will be held on Friday, February 16, 2018, from 5:30pm to 8:30pm in the Des Moines Marriott Downtown’s Hall of Cities. Started in 1985, this annual food and beverage event is the oldest in the area and has become an annual favorite for foodies, oenophiles and brew heads alike. Featuring nearly 40 of the finest restaurants, wineries and breweries from the metro, the Wine & Food Showcase has become the premiere event of its kind in Des Moines and has become Des Moines Metro Opera’s signature fundraiser. Guests may sample the night away as local vendors present their best and most innovative fares and flavors at this one-of-a-kind food and beverage event which directly supports the education and community engagement programs of DMMO, which reach over 90,000 individuals every year. The evening also includes a silent auction featuring unique cultural experiences and operatic travel packages that can only be found at the Wine & Food Showcase.

Tickets to the Wine & Food Showcase make the perfect gift for Valentine’s Day and are $45 each if purchased in advance or $50 at the door. VIP tickets are also available for $100. For tickets or more information, visit or call (515) 961-6221.


Vendors for the 2018 Wine & Food Showcase:

Food vendors: 515 Pi, Baru 66, Chocolaterie Stam, Des Moines Embassy Club, Des Moines Marriott, Gateway Market, J.A. White Riverboat & Riverwalk HUB, Johnny's Italian Steakhouse, Louie's Wine Dive, Maytag Dairy Farms, mishmash eats & sweets, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Palmer's Deli & Market, The Republic on Grand, The River Center & Kitchen Underground, Tangerine, Trellis Cafe & Catering, Vivian's Diner & Drinks

Wine vendors: Bogle Vineyards, Chalk Hill Winery / The Federalist, Chloe Wine Collection, Constellation Brands, Dimitri Wine & Spirits, E & J Gallo Winery, Francis Ford Coppola Winery, Global Wines Iowa, Jasper Winery, Joel Gott Wines, Johnson Brothers of Iowa, La Vida Loca Winery, Southern Glazers, Tassel Ridge Winery

Beer vendors: Confluence Brewing Company, Exile Brewing Company, Firetrucker Brewery, Madhouse Brewing Company, Mistress Brewing Company, Peace Tree Brewing Company, Toppling Goliath Brewing Company


For photos and additional imagery, click HERE. Contact Scott Arens at or 515-961-6221 for questions about the event.