Wine, Food & Beer Showcase

Friday, March 8, 2024 | 6:00-9:00pm


Des Moines Marriott Downtown
700 Grand Ave, Des Moines


Grand Showcase: $50/person if purchased in advance; $60/person at the door
Reserve Experience: $150/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 exclusive Des Moines establishments. Previous Reserve Experience vendors include The Embassy Club, Aura Restaurant and Lounge, The Cheese Shop, and Chellie's Sugar Shack.

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 2024 Grand Showcase Vendors

Stay tuned over the coming weeks as our list of vendors continues to grow! 

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