Frequently Asked Questions

WineFest No. 25 - A Toast to Children's Health

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the dress code for the events?
Brunch - Napa Valley Chic
Daytime cocktail attire - think sophisticated and classy. A summery dress, jacket (no tie) and you'll be fine! Please consider that this event will be outdoors when selecting your outfit.

Fine Wine Dinner - Evening Elegant
This is a formal evening to look (and feel) your best! As we celebrate the silver anniversary of WineFest, you may want to consider incorporating silver into your attire.

Where do I park?
You will park in the parking lot at The Depot, you can access the lot by 5th Street. There is underground parking and easy access to the event space. Registration will be in the Great Northern Foyer. Click here for The Depot parking information.

Is there a hotel link for overnight accommodations?
Click here to book your group rate room for WineFest No. 25 or please contact Renaissance Reservations at (612) 375-1700 or 866-211-4611 and ask for the "Winefest 2021" room block to get the group rate of $139.00 for a standard guest room.

I am concerned about the safety of downtown Minneapolis. What safety information is available?
The Depot has a private parking lot and ample security on premise. Click here for information about what the City of Minneapolis is doing.

If I cannot attend the Fine Wine Dinner the evening of 7/31, can I still participate in the evening festivities?
Yes! We will be live streaming the stage program, be sure and register for WineFest@Home to stay up to date on the details!

I cannot attend any of the events for WineFest 25, but I’d still like to make a donation to support pediatric research. Can I do that?
Thank you so much for your support! Click here to make a donation.

Why is there no Grand Tasting event this year?
Due to the evolving nature of the pandemic and the impacts on the restaurant industry it was the prudent decision for us to cancel this year’s Grand Tasting event. We hope the Grand Tasting will be back next year and look forward to our new event this year, Brunch & Bubbles!

I have dietary restrictions for the event, how can I submit that information?
Please email

Any other questions?

WineFest No. 25

Silent Auction Bidding

For more information, please contact Emily Katsuma