Wine in the Wild

Thank you

We are EXCITED to BRING BACK Wine in the Wild 2021!  - SATURDAY, AUGUST 14

Tickets go on sale July 1, and go fast.  For tickets please follow this link.

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 various wineries and unique blends.

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 entertains guests from Chautauqua Amphitheater. Upon arrival, guests will be welcomed with a sparkling wine pour. Ticket includes an 8 oz. commemorative wine glass.

Purchase Tickets

Tickets go on sale July 1. Please follow this link to make your purchase
The ticketing link will take you to an outside Eventbrite Ticketing Site for purchasing.

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.
    The above link will take you to an external website that is not maintained by the City of Manhattan. It is maintained by the Friends of Sunset Zoo. The City cannot control the content of an external website and assumes no responsibility for the information that is found there. The provision of this link should not be construed as an endorsement or sponsorship of the external website, its contents, or its host.
  • Cash or Check: Purchase tickets in person at the Zoo's ticket booth open daily 9:30 am to 5:00 pm.

Frequently Asked Questions

Get the insider's scoop as you make plans to attend the event.

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 Sponsors
2021 Sponsorships available soon!

Sponsorship Opportunities Available for 2021! Email Sunset Zoo.

Presenting Sponsors
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Wine Sponsors 
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Premiere Food Sponsor   Premiere Glass Sponsor     Premiere Water Sponsor
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Executive Sponsor 

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Sponsors wine

 Photography Sponsor:  We Chase the Light

Sustaining Sponsors

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 Associate Sponsors
Sims Global Solutions
Sink Gordon Associates
Varney and Associates


Have questions about Wine in the Wild 2021? Contact Friends of Sunset Zoo