Wine in the Wilderness is the Utica Zoo’s annual 21+ wine tasting event that takes place right here on zoo grounds annually in June.

The 22nd Annual Utica Zoo Wine in the Wilderness is Saturday, June 4th, 2022 from 6pm-9pm at the Utica Zoo! Sample New York State wines from wineries all over New York State. LIVE music from SimpleProps, light snacks, and a wide variety of vendors. Wine in the Wilderness is rain or shine and strictly 21+ with valid ID. See below for a list of everything that will be included at this year’s event!

Sponsorship opportunities are available. E-mail a.heath@uticazoo.org to inquire.

*Please Note: the Utica Zoo will close at 1pm on the day of the event for setup. We will reopen at 6pm for the event!*

Tickets:

Where to Buy Pre-Sale Tickets

Digital Tickets:

*To get your Zoo Member discount, enter the email address associated with your zoo membership in the “promotional code” area of ticket checkout! For new members, it may take a few days for the code to register!*

Parking

Free first come first served 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. Uber, Lyft, and local taxi companies are highly suggested.

Wineries Attending Wine in the Wilderness 2022

Crooked Lake Winery

*To get your Zoo Member discount, enter the email address associated with your zoo membership in the “promotional code” area of ticket checkout! For new members, it may take a few days for the code to register!*

Music at Wine in the Wilderness 2022

*To get your Zoo Member discount, enter the email address associated with your zoo membership in the “promotional code” area of ticket checkout! For new members, it may take a few days for the code to register!*

Food Trucks

The Healthy Choice Food Truck

*To get your Zoo Member discount, enter the email address associated with your zoo membership in the “promotional code” area of ticket checkout! For new members, it may take a few days for the code to register!*

Vendors

Signs by Susan

*To get your Zoo Member discount, enter the email address associated with your zoo membership in the “promotional code” area of ticket checkout! For new members, it may take a few days for the code to register!*

Sponsors

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