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2019 Wine in the Wilderness

February 21, 2019

June 1, 2019 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Utica Zoo
1 Utica Zoo Way
Starting at $20

2019 Wine in the Wilderness

2019 Wine in the Wilderness

The 20th Annual Utica Zoo Wine in the Wilderness is Saturday, June 1st, 2019 from 6pm-9pm at the Utica Zoo! Sample New York State wines from over 20 NYS wineries, cool off with a famous wine slushie from Ashley Lynn Winery, or switch to draft beer samples from Saranac Brewery. LIVE music from SimpleProps, light snacks, and a wide variety of vendors. Wine in the Wilderness is a rain or shine and strictly 21+ with valid ID.

This year’s featured wine will be “Wild Moon White”, a refreshingly light and sweet white table wine from Prospect Falls Winery.

Ticket Details

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  • General Admission: $40 in advance and $45 at the door.
  • Designated Drivers: $25 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.
  • Utica Zoo Members: $35 in advance and $40 at the door. (Available online and at the Zoo gift shop only.) -Members: To receive your discounted price, click the green TICKETS button. Then, click the ENTER PROMOTIONAL CODE link and enter the email address your membership is linked with to receive your member’s discount.

All ticket proceeds benefit the Utica Zoo.

If you would like to purchase tickets in person, visit our ticket partners listed below or the Utica Zoo Gift Shop:

Bremer’s Wine & Liquor· City Liquors· Clinton Wine and Spirits· Lichtmans Wine & Spirits· Seneca Wine and Liquor· Valley Wine and Liquor · Village Liquors · Yorkville Liquor Store · Lotto Liquors · The Liquor Loft· Ann Street Liquor Store.· Ilion Wine & Spirits· Rock’s Liquors

NOTE: When purchasing tickets at our partner locations, only Cash or Check may be used.


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.

Zoo Hours

Please note that the Utica Zoo is open from 10am to 1pm on this day and will reopen at 6pm for the event.