About Us

Our Story

In 1989, we formed the vinNEBRASKA committee because we wanted to develop an event through which we could share our love for fine wines with the community, while also making it a better place to live. Flash forward more than 25 years later, and what was once a small group with a common goal, has now blossomed into a grand celebration of premier wines, nationally recognized winemakers and funds raised for deserving local organizations.

To date, vinNEBRASKA has raised more than $5 million in partnership with local charities including Partnership 4 Kids, Ronald McDonald House, the American Cancer Society, Omaha Public Library Foundation, Girls Inc., KVNO, and Easter Seals Nebraska.

The success of this annual event would not be possible without the amazing support from the wineries, winemakers and partnering local charities. In the past, some of the finest winemakers from California, Oregon, France, Italy, and Germany have joined us for our events. Beyond taking time out of their busy schedules to travel to Omaha, these wineries donate wine and items for our auctions. The majority of the financial success of the event is due to the wonderful donations that are purchased in the live and silent auctions held during the event.

Our Committee

Dennis Hein, Executive Committee
Art Meyers, Executive Committee
Steve Wade, Executive Committee
Mary Beth Wade, Executive Committee
Deanna Albertson
Mark Gudgel
Sherri Hinkle
Chip Riedman
Jeff Robinson
Steve Seidel
Sheila Trueblood

Interested in joining the committee?

Please complete and submit the brief Member Interest Form and a member of the committee will contact you shortly.

Our Partnering Charity

Omaha Public Schools Foundation