Wine in the Wild
EVENT IS CANCELLED FOR 2020 due to COVID-19This link will take you to an outside website hosted by Eventbrite
Stroll the Zoo's trails, sampling a variety of wines and heavy hors d'oeuvres while enjoying live music and the Zoo's wild animal residents. This Sunset Zoo fundraiser is hosted by the Friends of Sunset Zoo. Sample wines generously provided by Nespor's Wine and Spirits, Liquid Art Winery and Estate, and Oz Winery!
Schedule & Ticket Levels
5:30 pm to 7 pm | VIP Reception, includes GA entry
The VIP reception begins at 5:30 pm inside the Nature Exploration Center at the Zoo's entryway. Guests enjoy premium wine and gourmet food selections exclusive to the reception. Ticket includes a 12.75 oz. commemorative wine glass and access to the General Admission event.
7 pm to 9 pm | General Admission
General Admission begins at 7:00 pm as wine and food stations open throughout the Zoo near the South America, Kansas and Australia trails, and live music by the Santiago Brothers entertains guests from Chautauqua Amphitheater. Upon arrival, guests will be welcomed with a sparkling wine pour. Ticket includes an 8 oz. commemorative wine glass.
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Limited Number Available, Get Yours Before We Sell Out
- Credit Card: Online ticket sales will be available when tickets go on sale. Processing fees apply.
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- Cash or Check: Purchase tickets in person at the Zoo's ticket booth open daily 9:30 am to 5:00 pm.
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Wine in the Wild is a Friends of Sunset Zoo fundraising event and is held rain or shine. Guests must be 21 to enter; no infants or children will be admitted into the event.
2019 Wine in the Wild SponsorsSponsorship Opportunities Available for 2020! Email Sunset Zoo.
2020 Sponsorships available soon.
Premiere Food Sponsor Premiere Glass Sponsor Premiere Water Sponsor
Have questions about Wine in the Wild 2020? Contact Friends of Sunset Zoo