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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.

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WineFest No. 26 is looking ahead to an uncharted journey, including revolutionary winemakers, surprising new vintages, and much more. Please join us in 2023 as we explore bold wines, exceptional cuisine, and far-flung auction packages, plus take a spin on the dance floor, meet our renowned Honorary Winemasters, and, most importantly, be inspired by our tenacious patients.

Buy your tickets now for an adventure with other wine lovers and people devoted to children’s health at WineFest No. 26 – A Toast to Children’s Health. Join us as we help children survive and thrive around the world!

May 12–13, 2023
Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot

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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

Tickets: $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
Tickets: $550 ($370 tax-deductible)
Table of 10: $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.