Wine In The Wilderness

February 5, 2014

June 7, 2014 @ 10:00 PM – June 8, 2014 @ 1:00 AM
Utica Zoo
1 Utica Zoo Way
Utica, NY 13501
Melissa Ellis
315-738-0472 ex. 22


 It’s back! Wine in the Wilderness will be held June 7th, 2014. Visit the new Vulture Exhibit, while enjoying New York State wines and a wide assortment of local food specialties. Area eateries will provide samples of everything from Greens to Riggies. The variety of tasting stations range from appetizers to salad through entrees and dessert!

This year’s event will showcase wineries from the Finger Lakes, Lake Ontario, Catskill regions and more. Saranac Brewery will also provide Utica’s favorite local brew. Rain or shine, explore the Zoo while strolling through a number of tents housing the winery and restaurant tastings.  Don’t miss the spectacular view of the city lights and converse with the Camels along the overlook deck. In addition to the Zoo animals, Simple Props will be back again to entertain with their catalog of tunes familiar to us all.

You must be 21 to attend and everyone is required to provide ID at the door.

The Zoo will be closing at 2PM on Saturday, June 7th to set up for the event.

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Saturday, June 7, 2014, 6:00 to 9:00PM


At the Zoo- Utica Zoo Way, off the Parkway in Utica


VIP Tickets- $60 LIMIT 200

General Admission

Not yet members $30 in advance, $35 at the door

Members $25 in advance, $30 at the door with membership ID

(member discounts available in advance at the Utica Zoo Gift Shop ONLY)

Designated Driver – $20 in advance and at door (no alcoholic beverages included)


Tickets available at:

Utica Zoo Gift Shop

Bremer’s Wine & Liquors

Clinton Wine & Spirits, Clinton

Seneca Liquors, New Hartford

Lotto Liquors, New Hartford

Liquor Loft, Washington Mills

Village Liquors, New Hartford

City Wine & Liquors, Utica

Valley Wine and Liquor, Herkimer

Ann St. Liquors, Little Falls

llion Wine & Liquor, Illion

Lichtmans Liquors, North Utica

VIP Lounge
$60 in advance ONLY, Limit 200
Includes additional amenities:
-Early entry at 5pm
-Premiere parking
-Extended wine selection
-Cash bar available
-Hors d’oeuvres, & more!

General Admission
$25 in advance, $30 at door – Members w/ ID ( tickets only available at UTica Zoo Gift Shop )
$30 in advance, $35 at door – Not Yet Members
-Featured wineries from Finger Lakes, Lake Ontario & Catskill regions
-Sample food favorites from local restaurants
-F.X. Matt Brewing Company will also be on hand for Saranac lovers