Have a SWEET Weekend Cupcake Pairings. We've partnered with Creme Cupcake to bring a little extra sweetness to your weekends. Join us Saturdays (pairings between 11am-5pm) and Sundays (pairings between 1-5pm) when we'll pair a cupcake and a glass of wine together for $9/person. Reservations recommended for large groups (8+ people). Cupcakes may be limited.
October 25/26 pairing: Creme Cupcake's Caramel Apple cupcake with Jasper Winery's Edelweiss.
November 1/2 pairing: Creme Cupcake's Chocolate-Chocolate cupcake with Jasper Winery's Behind the Shed Red or Front Porch.
Wednesday, November 5, Cooking Class with Chef Terrie of Country Club Market, 6-8pm at Jasper Winery. Please call Jasper Winery (515-282-9463) to reserve and pay for your seat at the cooking class; cost is $40/person. Registration deadline is Saturday, November 1. Cost includes 1 glass of wine or beer and food. Menu: Sassy Corn Chowder with Bacon, Roasted Beet Salad with Greens, Walnuts and Bleu Cheese Crumbles with a Mustard-Shallot Vin, and Dark Chocolate Espresso Pots de Crème with Port Wine. Recipes included. 6pm - social, 6:30pm - class begins. Class size is very limited.
Saturday, November 15, Wine & Canvas, 2-5pm Sign up for the next Wine & Canvas event at Jasper Winery!
Sunday, November 23, Wine & Canvas, 2-5pm Sign up for the next Wine & Canvas event at Jasper Winery!
Saturday, November 29, Wine & Canvas, 11am-2pm Sign up for the next Wine & Canvas event at Jasper Winery!
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.
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 schedules a private tasting, wine pairing or makes reservations for a private table. Please call 515.282.9463 to schedule.
--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!
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!