Wine & DINE at the Poverty Bay Wine Festival, Coming March 1-3!


By now, you have probably heard all about the amazing wineries to be featured at the Rotary Club of Des Moines‘ Poverty Bay Wine Festival fundraiser, coming to the Landmark Event Center the weekend of March 1-3.

And, yes , it’s true – there will be 25 premier Northwest wineries featured this year, like Five Star Cellars and Coyote Canyon Winery.

But did you know that they’ll also have some incredible eateries at the festival that are sure to make your mouth water?

Back by popular demand is the Poverty Bay Bistro, which is operated by Rotarian Vince Koester, owner of Koester Landscape Management.  Those who know Vince know that his true passion is cooking. When asked  why a man who has spent his life in commercial landscaping would want to manage, Vince replied:

“There is really nothing that pleases me more than making people happy through my cooking.”

Vince can make a mean burger and is always on the lookout for the perfect burger! Some of the menu choices at the Poverty Bay Bistro will be grilled chicken salad, sauteed garlic prawns, beef stroganoff, a panini sandwiche and (of course!) a mean cheeseburger. All net proceeds from the restaurant will go to fund the charitable projects of the Rotary Club of Des Moines.

New to the festival this year is Act 3 Catering, which has been serving the Greater Seattle and Tacoma area for over 25 years. They are a family owned and operated business welcoming you to share with their passion for great food at an affordable price. The company provides highly skilled and innovative chefs and are well known for their catering skills at weddings, special events and corporate parties. Visit them at the wine festival and check out their incredible soup and sandwich offerings.

Other food merchants available at the wine festival include:

So when you come to the 9th Annual Poverty Bay Wine Festival — make sure that you come with an empty stomach!

Major Sponsors of the wine festival are Powell Homes, Landmark Event Center and The Waterland Blog.

Tickets are only $25.00 in advance and $30.00 at the door.

Ten tasting tokens are included with the price of admission.

For more information and to purchase tickets:

Two local craft breweries and a sampling of Northwest cuisine

Free parking and shuttle at south end of Des Moines Marina. Limited $10 PAID parking available at the event

Must be 21 to enter. Photo ID required

All proceeds support the charitable projects of the Rotary Club of Des Moines.


  • Powell Custom Homes
  • Landmark Event Center


  • The Waterland Blog


  • Fred Meyer
  • Koester Landscape Management
  • Edward Jones – Doug Meyers
  • Corky Cellars
  • Law Office of Gehrke, Wegener, Doull
  • Highline C.C. Foundation
  • Snure Law Office
  • The Print Place
  • Russell Associates – CPA’s
  • Seattle Southside
  • Vitality Chiropractic
  • Sunstar Dog Training

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