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2017 Event Details
2017 Sponsorship & Ticket Prices
2017 Featured Winemakers
2017 Wine & Chocolate Festival Sponsors
Preview Sioux City Auction Items


2017 Wine & Chocolate Festival
April 6 & 7, 2017
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 6 – 7, 2017.  The details for the weekend are as follows:

  • A Time to Remember – April 6 - Held at the Le Mars Golf Course in Le Mars, Iowa, this intimate evening features a steak dinner with accompanying chocolate and complimentary wines selected for the meal, spent in the company of the winemakers. 

  • Winemaker’s Dinner – April 7 - Held at the Marina Inn in South Sioux City, NE, this exquisite six course, chocolate infused meal will be complemented by several wines personally selected and explained by the winemakers in attendance.  This is sure to be a memorable evening.  Doors open at 5 p.m.  Dinner and ceremony begin at 7 p.m.

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 6 - Le Mars
$75 per person

Winemaker's Dinner - April 7 - Sioux City
$175 per person

Ticket & Table Packages

Gold Package - $470 (valued at $500)
(2) tickets to A Time to Remember - April 6 - Le Mars
(2) tickets to Winemaker's Dinner - April 7 - 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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2017 Featured Winemakers

 Landon Winery  
 Namaste Vineyards  
 Peterson Winery  
 Prager Winery  
 Quigley Fine Wines


 RMB Associates Inc  
 Stillman Brown  

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2017 Festival Sponsors

Cabernet Sponsors



Signature Wine Glass Sponsor (Exclusive)


Syrah Sponsor

Check back for updated sponsors!


Merlot Sponsor

Check back for updated sponsors!


Pinot Noir Sponsors



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

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View the slideshow below for a preview of the auction items for the Sioux City event!  To view the donor and artist, please click here to view the photos - which will list those details.  All these and other items will be available to bid on at the Sioux City Winemaker's Dinner on Friday, April 7.


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