Tips for Wine in the Wilderness

June 6, 2015


Here are some tips for Wine in the Wilderness today, Saturday June 6th from 6 to 9 PM (VIP starts at 5pm):

Need Tickets? Save $5 by getting them in advance. Utica Zoo Gift Shop is open 10 to 2pm today. Tickets will be sold at the door at regular price. Advance sale tickets can also be purchased at:

  • Bremer’s Wine & Liquor
  • Clinton Wine & Spirits
  • Seneca Wine & Liquor
  • Lotto Liquors
  • Liquor Loft
  • Ilion Wine & Spirits
  • Litchmans Wine & Liquor
  • Village Liquors
  • City Liquors
  • Valley Wine & Liquor
  • Ann Street Liquors
  • Utica Zoo Gift Shop

Ticket Prices:

  • Non-Member Ticket: $30 in advance or $35 at the door.
  • Utica Zoo Member Ticket: $25 in advance or $30 at the door. (Member advance sale tickets in the Utica Zoo Gift Shop only.)
  • Designated Driver Ticket: $20 in advance and at door.

Bring your ID: All attendees must show photo ID at the door and be 21 or older to enter.

Parking: Park at MVCC or the Parkway Rec Center. Shuttle buses will take you to and from the Zoo from 5:30 to 9:30pm. (VIP tickets and handicap parking permits can park at the Zoo.)

Food: Bring extra cash for food trucks and vendors. They will be selling meals for $5 or less. Here is the list of food vendors available tonight:

  • Gypsy Lady Wood Fired Pizza
  • Grapevine Gyros
  • Voss’ at the Zoo
  • Grande’s Pizzeria
  • Holy Smoques BBQ Fusion
  • Michael’s Fine Food & Spirits
  • Papa Johns Pizza

Wineries: Sample and purchase wine bottles from the following vendors:

  • Domhnall Vineyards
  • Stone Age Winery
  • Lakeland Winery
  • Pazdar Winery
  • Montezuma Winery
  • Idol Ridge
  • Ashley Lynn Winery
  • Crooked Lake Winery
  • Americana Vineyards
  • Heron Hill Winery
  • Rasta Ranch
  • Villa Verona Vineyard
  • F.X. Matt Brewery will also be sampling their line of Saranac Beer products.

Free Wine Glass: First 2,000 people will receive a free commemorative Utica Zoo wine glass.

Music: Live entertainment by the band Simple Props.

Free Cab Rides: brought to you by Martin, Harding & Mazzotti. Call 1-800-LAW-1010 while at the event to get a free cab ride home.

Have Fun! All proceeds from Wine in the Wilderness benefit the Utica Zoo.

Social Media: Share your photos and videos with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using @uticazoo or #uticazoo.

Thank You Sponsors: This year’s event is sponsored by the following companies: Bank of Utica, Townsquare Media, The Pines at Utica, BME, PJ Green, and Strategic Financial Services.

Zoo Hours: Utica Zoo will be open from 10am to 2pm on June 6th. Closing early to prepare for the event.