Wine in the Wilderness

Ticket Details:

Wine Enthusiast Tickets: $75 in advance. Only 300 will be sold. Includes early entry at 4pm (all other tickets enter at 6pm), wine-tasting education, live music by Rachele DePalma. Included food: arugula, goat cheese and olive on cucumber. Pear and goat cheese in phyllo with red wine reduction. Caramelized three-onion bruchetta. Crab and avocado crostini. Prosciutto wrapped asparagus. Endive filled with curried chicken salad and grilled corn. Assorted cheese. Strawberries. Garlic pizza bites and Pairwell wine sticks.
General Admission: $35 in advance and $40 at the door.
Utica Zoo Members: $30 in advance and $35 at the door.
Designated Drivers: $20 in advance and at the door. Designated driver tickets to do not get a wine glass and will not be served alcohol at the event.
General Admission and Designated Driver Ticket Locations:,, Utica Zoo Gift Shop, Bremer’s Wine & Liquor, City Liquors, Clinton Wine & Spirits, Ilion Wine & Spirits, Lichtman’s Wine & Liquor, Seneca Wine & Liquor, Valley Wine & Liquor, Village Liquors, and Yorkville Liquors.

Wine Enthusiast and Utica Zoo Member Ticket Locations:,, and the Utica Zoo Gift Shop. Members can use their email as the promotional code on to get the member discount. If you run into any issues, please contact the zoo at (315) 738-0472.

Parking: Free parking at the Utica Zoo with free overflow parking at MVCC Payne Hall parking lot and the Parkway Rec Center. Shuttle buses will take you to and from the zoo at no cost from 5:30 to 10:00 pm. Attendees may be dropped off and picked up at the zoo. Free cab rides home brought to you by Martin, Harding & Mazzotti by calling 1-800-LAW-1010 the night of the event.

Zoo Hours: Please note that the Utica Zoo is open from 10am to 1pm on this day and will reopen at 4pm for the event.

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