Here’s a great announcement from our friends at Jasper Winery about their upcoming concert series, featuring lots of great Iowa bands!

To all of our wonderful friends,

We’ve finally made it through the winter (we hope!) and it’s time to look forward to another great summer at Jasper Winery. As always, we’re open 7 days a week for your sipping pleasure as well as a few other events to fill up your social calendar. If you’re planning a special dinner party and need wine (or beer!) pairing ideas, we’d love to help. And if you need a place to celebrate a birthday, wedding or even a business event, let us know!

Now that the grapevines are almost ready to begin bud break, we thank you for spending the winter with us – and also a big THANK YOU to you and Cityview for naming us Des Moines’ Best Winery. We look forward to seeing you soon.



Jean, Paul, Mason and the Jasper Winery crew


P.S. Madhouse Brewing Co.’s next seasonal beer, the Maple Nutbrown, will be available May 2!


Summer Concert Series 2013
Held every Thursday from 6-9pm, enjoy free live music on the lawn. We’ll be serving wine, sangria and Madhouse beer by the glass ($5) as well as grilling up burgers and brats ($6). We’ll have regular appearances by the Chocolaterie Stam gelato cart – yes, you can even have a wine or beer gelato float – as well as the Gusto Pizza truck. We have some chairs and tables but it’s not a bad idea to bring some chairs or blankets as well. As a reminder, all ages are welcome but please leave the pets at home. And since it’s a free event, please celebrate the evenings enjoying our wine and beer (other alcoholic beverages will need to stay at home). Yay for summer!

May 16- Boomerang

May 23- To Be Announced on 4/29

May 30- Decoy

June 6- Pianopalooza Band

June 13- Flipside

June 20- Nadas

June 27- The Workshy

July 4th– Brian Congdon and Brad Seidenfeld

July 11- Mr. Babers Neighbors

July 18- Final Mix

July 25- Brother Trucker

August 1- Dazy Head Mazy


unWINEd 2013

Held every other Friday evening from 5:30-8:30pm on Gray’s Lake’s south terrace, we’ll have wine, sangria and Madhouse Beer by the glass and bottle. The City of Des Moines will be cooking up food for purchase as well!

June 14- The Other Side

June 28- Soul Searchers

July 12- Retro Rockets feat. Tony Valdez

July 26- El Dorados

August 9- Freestyle

August 23- Brother Trucker

September 6- Brian Holtz Band

September 20- Sonny Humbucker Band


Other Events Coming Soon:

May 2 – Taste of the South Side, 4:30-8pm at Jasper Winery
Join the South Des Moines Chamber of Commerce and all your favorite South Side businesses for a culinary sampling from local businesses as you listen to music from Brian Congdon. Awards will be presented for the Volunteer of the Year, Jerry Bradley, and the Educator of the Year, Mel Pines. Don’t miss out on the Mini iPad raffle and the unique live and silent auction items. A portion of the proceeds goes towards the Chamber’s scholarship fund.

$20 in advance or $25 at door. Tickets for sale at Hy-Vee Customer Service Desk at Fleur, Army Post Rd. or Park Ave, Jasper Winery, SDM Community State Bank and through the Chamber:, or call 515.309.3231.

Participating Vendors: Baratta’s, Bordenaro’s, Capital Pub & Hot Dog, Chocolaterie Stam, Confluence Brewing Co., Dr. Pepper/Snapple Group, Hy-Vee, Jasper Winery, Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse, Luther Care Services, Mezzodi’s, Nick’s, Noodles, Okoboji Grill, Skip’s, Valley View Village.


May 4 – October 26 Des Moines’ Downtown Farmers Market, every Saturday, 7am-noon
Pick up wine while you’re picking up all the fresh ingredients for dinner!


May 11 – A Celebration of Vines and Food, Wine Tourism Day
We all know great wine starts with great grapes. Join us for a special tour of the onsite demonstration vineyard (tours at noon, 2pm and 4pm) to learn how grapes are grown as well as the different techniques used for each grape variety. After the tour, spend a little time at the tasting bar sampling foods we’ve expertly paired with our wines. Then enjoy a glass (or share a bottle!) of your favorite wine on the Jasper Winery patio.


May 28-June 2 – Principal Charity Classic, Wakonda Club


June 1 – Swine Festival, Ankeny DMACC

Where cork meets pork!


June 2 & June 7 – Winefest Des Moines’ Iowa Lawn Party & Sips in the City

We’ll be at two of the events – but we highly recommend checking them all out!


June 15 – All Iowa Wine Festival, Adel


June 28-30 – Des Moines Arts Festival


July 5&6 – 80/35 Music Festival