Thursday, August 15, 2013
6:30pm - 8:30pm
As part of our Toast to the Wild series, presented by KeyBank, these popular wine-tasting events are returning to the Zoo for their eighth year. Held in various locations throughout the park, each event features wine sampling, food-by-the-bite from local restaurants, live music, a silent auction, and up-close animal encounters. Proceeds from events benefit the Lindner Center for the Conservation and Research of Endangered Wildlife (CREW).
These events attract a variety of guests including young professionals and wine enthusiasts and sell-out early!
- Individual Tickets to August 15th Wild About Wine - $40 per event
- Designated Driver ticket to August 15th Wild About Wine - $25 per event
Purchase Tickets - Available July 2
All events SOLD OUT last year - so don't wait too long to reserve your spot!
All guests must have a ticket and be 21 or older to attend our Toast to the Wild events. Absolutely no children permitted at the event.
Thank you to our 2013 Wild About Wine Sponsors:
2013 A Toast to the Wild Presenting Sponsors:
Official Soft Drink:
Thank you to our participating restaurants!
How do I purchase a ticket over the phone? Call (513) 487-3329.
If I have questions about the event or want to participate as a sponsor who can I contact?
For questions about the event or information about being a sponsor, you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call Valerie Milinovich at (513) 559-7759.
What does my ticket include?
Included in your ticket is admission to the event, parking in the Zoo’s Vine Street lot, featured beverage sampling, light fare donated by local restaurants, live music and up-close animal encounters.
How much of my ticket purchase supports CREW?
$30 of every ticket goes directly to support CREW's research both here and abroad. In 2012, we raised over $145,000 to support CREW's research.
Where do I park?
Please park in the Zoo’s main parking lot at 3400 Vine Street. You can find directions and additional parking details at: Directions and Parking Just look for the solar panels!
What if I don't receive my ticket/confirmation email? Your confirmation email will have an attached PDF which holds your ticket. Print out a copy of the attachment/ticket and bring it with you the evening of the event. If you did not receive an email, check your SPAM folder as well as your Trash folder. If those turn up blank, please call or email Emily Wehman at 513-487-3329 or email@example.com.
With my Toast to the Wild ticket, am I able to come earlier in the day and enjoy the Zoo until the event starts? Unfortunately, your Toast to the Wild ticket only give you admittance into the Zoo beginning at 6:15pm on the scheduled event date. Please visit the ticketing page on our website to learn more about planning your visit to the Zoo!
Is there food at the event?
Light fare is provided through the generous donation of local restaurants. You will find a variety of food samples throughout the event.
Is the whole Zoo open during the event?
Each event features a different section of the Zoo and only that portion is open during the event.
Will you have nonalcoholic beverages available?
Yes, there will be stations serving both Pepsi products and water during the event.
Will there be vegetarian food options?
Our food samplings vary based on the restaurants who have donated to the event, so we may not always have vegetarian options available.
Will the event be held if there is inclement weather?
Yes, the events are held rain or shine – please make sure you dress comfortably for the weather.
Will this event be inside or outdoors?
Both! Toast to the Wild events utilize both indoor and outdoor exhibits throughout the Zoo.
Where can I learn more about supporting CREW?
The Center for Conservation and Research of Endangered Wildlife (CREW) was the first of its kind, state-of-the-art research facility dedicated to saving endangered plants and animals from extinction. CREW is internationally recognized for their research with many projects including work with rhinos, small cats, endangered plants and most recently, the polar bear. The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is one of three Zoos in the United States to have a facility dedicated to conservation and research. You can read more about CREW at: Crew Homepage.
Can I bring my children to the event?
Toast to the Wild events are for adults as they feature alcoholic beverages - you must be at least 21 years old to attend.
Do these events sell-out?
Yes! All five of the events sold out in 2012, so please plan ahead and reserve your spot now!
If the event sells out, will there be tickets available at the door?
Once we have reached capacity via pre-purchased ticket sales, we are unable to sell any additional tickets at the door. We highly recommend you pre-purchase your tickets here: Purchase Tickets
What do I wear?
Please dress comfortably for a fun evening at the Zoo – remember the events are rain/shine and feature both indoor and outdoor exhibits throughout the Zoo.
I am a Zoo member, can I purchase discounted tickets?
Since this is a fundraiser for CREW, there is one event ticket price.
Can I get a tax deduction for my ticket purchase?
Since the value of goods received at the event exceeds the $40 ticket price, it is not eligible for a tax deduction.
A Thank you for your interest in supporting "AToast To The Wild - Tasting Series" presented by Key Bank. These events benefit the Lindner Center for Conservation and Research of Endangered Wildlife (CREW) at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. CREW is internationally recognized for their signature research involving rhinos, small cats, endangered plants and polar bears. The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is one of three Zoos in the United States to have a facility dedicated to conservation and research.
The series is comprised of five sampling events - Zootini, Wild About Wine (three events) and Zoo Brew. In 2012, over 4,000 people attended these events to raise over $145,000 to benefit CREW. all five events were sold out and three of the five sold out nearly 30 days in advance. We look forward to continuing this success with our events in 2013.