Winefest Des Moines just keeps growing—and getting better. This year’s festival, June 1-8, will feature two new events sure to please oenophiles and food lovers alike, as well as those who just want to have a good time. “Toasting Tuesday” June 4 at the Hub Spot on the Principal Riverwalk will star 25 sparkling wines. “Bubbles on a Tuesday—who can argue with that?” says Nikki Syverson, event director of Winefest. Cost is $30 per person. Then the next day, June 5, Winefest and the Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival will partner to present “Bacon & the Bottle” at Café di Scala. The dinner will feature four bacon-themed courses paired with wine. Cost is $75 per person.
You’ll not only experience great food and wine at these and the other Winefest events, but you’ll help support the arts in the process A portion of the net proceeds from this year’s festival will benefit Bravo Greater Des Moines. Get details on all Winefest events, including the Grand Tasting June 8, and purchase tickets here.