Mark your calendars for WineFest 25.2 - A Toast To Children’s Health! We can’t wait to gather and toast this important mission on May 13 and 14, 2022 at The Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot. Join us as we celebrate our accomplishments and raise critical funds in support of M Health Fairview Masonic Children’s Hospital.
For our silver anniversary, we’ll unite and sip exceptional vintages, savor amazing cuisine, win once-in-a-lifetime auction packages, and enjoy exuberant entertainment. Plus, favorite Honorary Winemasters will return for the fete and acclaimed new vintners will join us for the celebration. We invite you to connect with wine and food aficionados and others devoted to children’s health for WineFest No. 25.2. Come join us as we help children survive and thrive around the world.
WineFest No. 25.2
Friday, May 13 and Saturday, May 14
Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot
225 3rd Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN
Luxe Lunch (formerly Wine Symposium)
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. | located in Conservatory
This exclusive lunch experience brings an Honorary Winemaker and a local sommelier directly to your table—to be your guides throughout the afternoon. They’ll engage, teach, taste and chat about the world of wine and food, answering your questions on wine, types of grapes, terroir, and much more. Hosting this exclusive lunch are DLynn Proctor, director of Fantesca and cofounder of Wine Unify, and Jason DeRusha, WCCO morning news anchor and well-known foodie. Book your lunch experience today—they’ll go fast!
6:30 - 9:30 p.m. | located in The Pavilion
The Grand Tasting is one party you don’t want to miss. Take your pick of dozens of signature selections from Twin Cities’ hottest restaurants, plus hundreds of distinctive wines from around the world. Rub elbows with our winemakers, bid generously on unique silent and live auction items, and learn a bit more about the amazing pediatric care offered at M Health Fairview Masonic Children’s Hospital. Then end the night with great tunes spun by a deejay during the Grape Stomp After-Party (9:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m. | located in Great Hall), sponsored by the Blythe Brenden-Mann Foundation.
Saturday, May 14
Bubbles & Brunch
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | located in The Shed
presented by Taft Law
Skip the sun salutations and toast the day at a new event, Bubbles & Brunch. Sip exquisite wines from our Honorary Winemasters and enjoy elevated brunch cuisine, including a Bread & Chocolate box of sweet treats, specialty cocktails, and coffee. Plus, make the rounds of the Parlour food truck, the Tiny Tap prosecco truck, and WineFest's Fine Wine Bar. A can't-miss live auction rounds out the fun. It all takes place al fresco in Minneapolis’ beautiful and historic train depot. Plus, make the rounds of the Parlour food truck, the Tiny Tap prosecco truck, Caribou Coffee Truck, and WineFest's Fine Wine Bar
Special Reserve Reception
5:30 - 7:00 p.m. | located in Great Northern
Kick off a memorable night by attending the Special Reserve Reception. Enjoy the most exceptional vintages selected by our Honorary Winemasters, raise your glass a time or two, and socialize with WineFest sponsors and community leaders who annually attend this sterling event! Black-tie-optional attire is suggested.
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. | located in The Shed
presented by Dr. Cathy Bendel and Joe Nuñez
Fine Wine Dinner
6:30 p.m. - midnight | located in The Pavilion
presented by Huntington Bank
Revel in an evening of celebration and support of M Health Fairview Masonic Children's Hospital while dining to your heart’s content with exquisite multicourse gourmet courses paired perfectly with wines from our stellar Honorary Winemasters. Plus, enjoy our fabulous Fine Wine Bar, Rock with U, and silent and live auctions, which will tempt you with unique culinary experiences, celebrity meet-ups, once-in-a-lifetime trips, and more.
This elegant evening’s program celebrates our silver anniversary by highlighting milestone moments and future medical excellence as well as honors our award recipients: Heather and P.J. Fleck and the Row the Boat Fund, Caribou Coffee, and Chloe’s Fight and the Barnes family. Black-tie-optional attire is suggested.
All proceeds benefit children’s health research, education, and care at M Health Fairview Masonic Children’s Hospital.
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. We have adjusted the capacity of our events to allow for better social distancing and encourage mask wearing where appropriate. If these recommendations change, we will notify guests before the event.
WineFest attendees must be 21 years of age or older.