Jasper Winery

Winery Events

2014 Summer Concert Series 
Join us every Thursday from 6-9pm this summer for live music at the winery! As always, we'll have all of our wines, sangria and Madhouse Brewing Co. beer available by the glass. The grill will be back this year for burgers and brats with a some special appearances by Gusto Pizza. For the really hot nights, don't forget to enjoy a Chocolaterie Stam gelato float! Remember to bring chairs or blankets; kids are cool but please leave the pups at home. You may bring your own non-alcoholic beverages but all alcohol must be purchased from Jasper Winery that night. Thanks for helping make our event such a tradition in Des Moines -- we promise to keep making it awesome!

May 15- Boomerang
May 22- Dustin Smith and the Sunday Silos
May 29- Decoy
June 5- TBA on 4/24
June 12- Brother Trucker
June 19- The Nadas
June 26- Pianopalooza Band
July 3- Dueling Guitars
July 10- Mr. Baber's Neighbors
July 17- Dazy Head Mazy
July 24- Flipside
July 31- Final Mix


Upcoming Events

Sunday, April 27, Wine & Canvas, 2-5pm Sign up for the next Wine & Canvas event at Jasper Winery!

Thursday, May 1, Taste of the South Side, 4:30-8pm at Jasper Winery, $20 in advance. Taste of the South Side is a community event that captures the culinary greatness of east and south Des Moines, while bringing together businesses from all over the region and awarding volunteer of the year. The event includes live music, food and beverage samples from local restaurant owners, and a silent and live auction. 

Sunday, June 1, Winefest's Iowa Lawn Party, 2-5pm at Jasper Winery, $15 in advance. Celebrate all things Iowa with local wine, beer and cuisine. Samples will be shared from Iowa wineries and micro-breweries and local food products will be highlighted all with music from a favorite Iowa band.

Friday, June 6, Winefest's Sips and the City, 6-9pm, State Historical Building. This energetic event attracts young professionals looking to jumpstart the weekend. Attendees experience the urban scene while sipping on worldly wines and enjoying hors d'oeuvres from local restaurants. Tickets are $40 in advance/$50 at the door with the option of upgrading to the Sammons Financial Group VIP Lounge for $35. 

Saturday, June 7, SWINE Festival, 4-8pm, Ankeny DMACC Campus, $40 in advance. Two of Iowa's best tastes come together in a casual, yet refined event designed to benefit the viticulture and enology program at at Des Moines Area Community College. The 8th Annual Swine Festival will feature central Iowa's finest chefs and Iowa wineries. Chefs will prepare tastes of gourmet pork dishes while wineries will pour samples and offer wine for sale. 

Summer Concert Series and unWINEd, 2014
Mark your calendars for another season of great summer entertainment with your Des Moines winery! Our Summer Concert Series will be held at the winery every Thursday from 6-9pm beginning May 15 and ending July 31. unWINEd, our partnership event with the City of Des Moines, will take place EVERY Friday this summer from late May through September 26. The after-work event from 5:30-8:30pm will rotate between Gray's Lake and The Hub every other week in 2014. Follow us on Facebook for the official band lineup to be released soon!

Special Tastings
Looking for something a little extra special? We also offer VIP Tasting & Tours as well as Pairing events for your group. Group size can be from two to 100 people. Reservations are required and may be scheduled anytime during our tasting room hours (depending on availability) with the latest tastings at 4pm Monday-Saturday and 3:30pm on Sundays. Please call the winery at 515.282.9463 to schedule yours!

VIP Tasting and Tour -- This 90-minute sit-down educational entertainment begins with wine education covering the steps on how to do a proper wine tasting, history of Jasper Winery and information about the Iowa wine industry. We follow that with tastes of our wines and then a tour of our winery to learn how we make wine. Cost is $10/person.
Wine & Chocolate Pairing -- The wine and chocolate pairings begin with education on tasting wine as well as how to taste chocolate. The tasting includes 4 chocolates from Chocolaterie Stam paired with 4 Jasper Winery wines. This activity is done at your own pace but we recommend scheduling 1 hour for a relaxing tasting. Although this is generally done with smaller groups, the wine and chocolate pairing can include groups of up to 40 people. Cost is $15/person.

Wine & Cheese Pairing -- The wine and cheese pairings begin with education on tasting wine as well as how to taste cheese. The tasting includes 4 Iowa cheeses paired with 4 Jasper Winery wines. This activity is done at your own pace but we recommend scheduling 1 hour for a relaxing tasting. Cost is $15/person.


Gift Ideas
--Wine accessories: We've created a Facebook photo album of items we'd like to receive -- your family and friends would probably agree :)

--Private Wine Tastings or Pairings: We schedule private tastings any day of the week! Call the winery to schedule yours or we can even make a gift certificate for you to give.

--Jasper Winery is now offering Vertical Wine Tastings for select grape varietals. You'll need to call the winery to organize the tasting, but the basic info is that you'll taste 5 different vintages of one grape variety (for example, tasting the 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 vintages of our La Crescent wine). Cost is $350 and you'll receive five bottles of wine, the Barrel Room for your use for two hours, cheese and crackers, water and a bit of education from our tasting room staff. The reservation is for a minimum of 8 people and a maximum of 14. There are limited supplies for the vertical tastings so please call Katie at 515-282-9463 ASAP! This is a perfect way to spend your long Christmas holiday with your family.

--Gift certificates! We can make them for any amount or even for a private tasting. Stop in or call us today! And yes, we'll happy mail them to you!

Large Groups – To ensure your group has a relaxing and enjoyable experience at our winery, we ask that any group of 8 or more people participates in our VIP Tasting & Tour. You will have an area set up just for your group and can learn and taste together for your outing. Please call 515.282.9463 to schedule.

Road Trip – Heading east or west along I-80? Take your time with a couple detours along the “I-80 Wine Trail” (all wineries are located within 10 miles of I-80)! If you're staying in the "heart" of the state, visit the 15 “Heart of Iowa Wine Trail” wineries.

Wine and Dine Des Moines – Discover a wine excursion – right here in Des Moines! The DoubleTree by Hilton - Des Moines Airport Wine Experience includes transportation from the hotel to Jasper Winery in which you will enjoy a wine tasting and peek into our production room before spending your gift certificate on wine to take home or sip at the winery. Your evening continues with a wine tasting dinner for two at Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse and you will receive a commemorative Johnny’s wine bottle stopper. End the evening with a luxurious overnight stay at the DoubleTree by Hilton – Des Moines Airport and wake to a hot breakfast buffet. Limited packages available – call 515.285.7777 for pricing, availability and reservations. Reserve your "Wine and Dine Des Moines" today!