sale at any of the Heart of Iowa Wine Trail wineries.
About the Event
The Heart of Iowa Wine Trail announces an
evening getaway for winter-weary, wine-loving central Iowans. The wine trail is
hosting the 5th Annual Tropical Wine Festival at the Scottish
Rite Consistory at 519 Park St. in Des Moines on Friday evening, February 1,
2013 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. This one-year-only relocation of the event was
necessitated by the renovation of the Des Moines Botanical Center.
The Tropical Wine
Festival will offer guests the opportunity to leave behind a cold Iowa winter
and escape to sample some of the best Iowa-crafted wines from the fifteen
central Iowa wineries that comprise the Heart of Iowa Wine Trail. Hors
d’ouevres will be prepared and served by approximately 14 of Central Iowa’s
best known restaurants (El Chisme, Splash, Gino’s West, Luna, etc,) and
specialty food providers (Frisian Farms cheese, Maytag Blue Cheese, etc).
Guests are encouraged to wear their favorite tropical shirt and enjoy prize
drawings and other fun activities throughout the evening. Wines served at the
event will also be offered for sale on site by the wineries. All those attending the Tropical Wine
Festival will receive a commemorative wine glass.
Iowa Pork Producers and Iowa Restaurant
This will be the second year that The Iowa Pork
Producers will be supporting this event. New this year, will be the Iowa
Restaurant Association and their Dine Iowa program. These two organizations
are providing invaluable support and their participation allows the event to
offer the finest in food for attendees to sample.
For guests wishing to
extend the activity into their own overnight getaway, the wine trail has named
the Renaissance Savery Hotel at 401 Locust Street in Des Moines, Iowa as the
preferred partner hotel and has arranged for discounted hotel accommodations
for event guests staying at that facility. Rooms for the 2013 event are in
very short supply so those wishing to stay at the Savery should get their
reservations made as early as possible. Guests wishing to take advantage of
this special hotel offer should contact the hotel directly at (515) 244-2151 and make their own
reservations. When making reservations, guests should request the Heart of Iowa
Wine Trail event room rate.
LOCAL WINES - LOCAL FOOD - A DELICIOUS COMBINATION
We are proud to announce that this year's event will be full of delicious offerings from some of Central Iowa's best speciality food providers and restaurants!
Take advantage of these opportunities!
The Heart of Iowa Wine Trail is grateful for the support of our festival partners.