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2018 Event Details
2018 Sponsorship & Ticket Prices


2018 Wine & Chocolate Festival
April 26 & 27, 2018
Le Mars & Sioux City

Since its creation in 1994, the Wine and Roses Festival (changed to Wine & Chocolate Festival in 2011) has become not only a tradition, but also one of the most well attended philanthropic fundraisers in Siouxland.  The event has grown from a one evening wine tasting, to a two day - two city event.  It is attended by a variety of people, from the serious wine aficionados, to the hobbyists, to the loyal Alzheimer's Association patrons, and finally to those few who just knew it would be one of the best gatherings of the year!


The proceeds from the event are used to support the programs and services provided by the Alzheimer's Association including the 24/7 Helpline, area support groups, community education, Medic Alert + Safe Return, community awareness, as well as state and federal public policy issues.

As always, the event will showcase world-renowned winemakers and their wines, enhanced with chocolate. Meals that will not fail to delight your palate. Both events will include an array of silent and live auction items.

The events have been scheduled for the weekend of April 26 & 27, 2018.  The details for the weekend are as follows:

  • A Time to Remember – April 26- Held in Le Mars, Iowa at Willow Creek Golf Course. This intimate evening is accompanied with decadent chocolates and complimentary wines hand selected for the featured meal. Enjoy the evening spent in the company of one of a kind winemakers. 
  •                                    6:00 Doors Open | Winemakers Meet & Greet | Silent Auction
                                       7:00 Welcome | First Course Served
                                       8:50 Closing

  • Winemaker’s Dinner – April 27 - Held at the Delta Hotel by Marriott, Sioux City Riverfront. This exquisite five-six course meal will be complemented by several wines personally selected and explained by the winemakers in attendance. This one is sure to be a memorable evening.

                        5:00 Doors Open | Aperitif & Wine Tasting | Silent Auction
                        6:45 Portion of Silent Auction closes | Guests seated for dinner
                        7:00 Welcome | Winemaker Introductions | First course served
                        7:45 Live Auction begins | Silent Auction closes
                        8:50 Closing | Last course served

  • Sponsorship & Tickets

    Sponsorships are available ranging from $10,000 - $1,800.  Contact Jill Madsen at or 712.454.5034, to learn how your company can be involved.

    Individual Tickets

    A Time to Remember - April 26 - Le Mars
    $75 per person

    Winemaker's Dinner - April 27 - Sioux City
    $175 per person

    Ticket & Table Packages

    Gold Package - $470 (valued at $500)
    (2) tickets to A Time to Remember - April 26 - Le Mars
    (2) tickets to Winemaker's Dinner - April 27 - Sioux City

    A Time to Remember (Le Mars) Table Sponsor - $900

    • Includes (8) tickets
    • Listed as a Table Sponsor in the menu
    • Table sign recognition at a designated table

    Winemaker's Dinner (Sioux City) Table Sponsor - $1,800

    • Includes (8) tickets
    • Listed as a Table Sponsor in the menu
    • Table sign recognition at a designated table
    • Private invitation (+1) to the Winemaker's Welcome Party

    Questions?  Contact Jill Madsen at or 712.454.5034.

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    Cabernet Sponsor


    Signature Wineglass Sponsor


    Merlot Sponsor



    Pinot Noir Sponsor


    Media & In-Kind Sponsors




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    Want to learn more about how your company can get involved?  Contact Jill Madsen at or 712.454.5034.

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