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Date & Time

August 10, 2023
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm


  $100 per person (LIMITED TICKETS REMAIN)

  $600 for table of six (SOLD OUT)

  Thursday, August 10, 2023 at 6:30pm (doors open at 6:00pm)

  Ages 21+ & Up ONLY

  Live music entertainment

Wild About Wine

Cheers to all wine lovers – join us for our annual wine-tasting event!  Wild About Wine will feature a variety of red, white, and rose wines from the Official Wine Partner of Fundraising Events – Cavalier Distributing, at 15 different stations throughout the Zoo. Stroll the Zoo sampling wine in your complimentary souvenir glass while listening to great music and visiting the different animal habitats. Food will be available for purchase at our casual dining locations. For our non-wine drinkers, there will be a beer and cocktail station available as well!

group of women holding wine glasses walking through the Zoo


General Admission Includes:Early Entry:

Drink tickets
Access to the entire Zoo for an adult evening!
Commemorative Glass
Animal Encounters

General admission inclusions plus:
Early Entry
Additional drink tickets
Opportunity to sample all stations throughout the Zoo first



Music from Q102 DJ’s will also be playing throughout the night!

Heather Roush & The HeartStrings

Heather Roush & The HeartStrings will be playing at Wild About Wine! They play country/bluegrass music all around the tri-state area.

heather roush

General Info

  • Credit cards are accepted at food stations.
  • Smoking is not permitted in the Zoo
  • Event held rain or shine
  • You will receive your lanyard with drink-sampling tickets upon presenting the event ticket at entry.
  • This is an adult event; all guests must be at least 21 years old and present a valid photo ID. No babies or children permitted.  Bags will be subject to search.
  • Guests without valid photo ID will not be permitted to enter the event.
  • Programs will be emailed to ticket purchasers prior to the event and uploaded to this web page the day of the event.

Thank you for supporting “A Toast To The Wild – Tasting Series”!

This event is part of Toast to the Wild, sponsored by Paycor, which benefits the Lindner Center for Conservation and Research for Endangered Wildlife (CREW). Events increase exposure for CREW locally and all funds raised go directly to support ongoing research. These unique tasting events give guests the opportunity to enjoy an adult only evening at the Zoo, try beverage samples, experience up-close animal encounters, and more!

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