WineFest No. 26 - A Toast to Children’s Health
Our ever-trailblazing event benefits children’s health research, education, and care at M Health Fairview Masonic Children’s Hospital.
May 12–13, 2023
Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot
Book your group rate room for WineFest No. 26
WineFest No. 26—A Toast to Children’s Health supports the internationally renowned University of Minnesota Department of Pediatrics and M Health Fairview Masonic Children’s Hospital where physician-researchers develop and deliver innovative treatments and cures for childhood diseases.
Schedule of Events
Friday, May 12, 2023
Luxe Lunch | 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Tickets: $175 ($95 tax-deductible)
Tables of 8: $1,400 ( $760 tax-deductible)
Begin the weekend at Luxe Lunch by sampling hand-selected wines by DLynn Proctor, star of the Netflix documentary Somm and proprietor of Fantesca Estates and Winery, Jason DeRusha, WCCO radio host and local food critic, along with select superstar Minnesota Sommeliers. This one of a kind panel discusses how to taste, smell, and experience notes of wine from a professional perspective.
Grand Tasting | 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Grape Stomp After-Party | 9:30 p.m. - midnight
Early release* tickets (through March 15): $175 ($105 tax-deductible)
Regular price tickets (starts March 16): $200 ($130 tax-deductible)
Draw a big circle on your calendar and then spread the word to friends, the Grand Tasting is one party you don’t want to miss. Take your pick of dozens of sample-size entrées from Twin Cities’ hottest restaurants, plus 400 distinctive wines from around the world. Rub elbows with our winemakers, bid generously on unique silent auction items, and learn a bit more about the amazing pediatric care offered at M Health Fairview Masonic Children’s Hospital. Finally, kick off your shoes for the Grape Stomp After-Party.
Saturday, May 13, 2023
Bubbles & Brunch | 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Tickets: $150 ($80 tax-deductible)
Table of 10: $1,500 ($800 tax-deductible)
Greet the morning in style at Bubbles & Brunch. Enjoy elevated brunch cuisine, The Tiny Tap prosecco truck, specialty cocktails, and a gourmet coffee bar. Plus, a can't-miss spirited live auction - all taking place al fresco in Minneapolis’ beautiful and historic train depot.
Fine Wine Dinner | 6:00 p.m. - midnight
Early release* tickets (through March 15): $500 ($320 tax-deductible)
Regular price tickets (starts March 16): $550 ($370 tax-deductible)
Early release* table of 10 (through March 15): $5,000 ($3,200 tax-deductible)
Regular price table of 10 (starting March 16): $6,000 ($4,200 tax-deductible)
Enjoy the evening at the Fine Wine Dinner, which begins with a sparkling reception. Dinner features a multi-course gourmet menu with premier wine pairings from Honorary Winemasters, a live auction, and dancing. Approximately 700 guests—leaders of the Twin Cities corporate and philanthropic community—attend the evening’s festivities. They are gourmet food connoisseurs, fine wine lovers, and world travelers.
To learn more, become a sponsor, or donate to the event, please contact Brittany Christenson at [email protected] or 612-626-7946.
*Early release pricing runs now through March 15.
The safety of our guests is our top priority. As a nation-leading health care organization, M Health Fairview has provided guidance on best practices to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. We recommend that our guests are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and stay home if they are feeling sick. Masks are not required for this event, however, we respect and honor the choices of all individuals who feel more comfortable wearing a mask.