Wine in the Wilderness is the Utica Zoo’s annual beer tasting event that takes place right here on zoo grounds annually in June.

Sample New York State wines, cool off with a famous wine slushie from Ashley Lynn Winery, or switch to draft beer samples from Saranac Brewery. LIVE music, light snacks, and a wide variety of vendors. Wine in the Wilderness is rain or shine and strictly 21+ with valid ID.

Wineries and Vendors-Please contact to inquire about participating in this year’s Wine in the Wilderness. E-mail to inquire about sponsorship opportunities.

Check back on this page and on our social media pages for future updates!