2019 Utica Zoo Wine in the Wilderness

January 17, 2019

Wine in the Wilderness


2019 Wine in the Wilderness

The 20th Annual Utica Zoo Wine in the Wilderness is Saturday, June 1st 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 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.

More details to follow. Sponsorship opportunities are available. E-mail heather@uticazoo.org to inquire.

Ticket Details

  • General Admission: $40 in advance and $45 at the door.
  • Utica Zoo Members: $35 in advance and $40 at the door. (Available online and at the Zoo gift shop only.)
  • 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.

All ticket proceeds benefit the Utica Zoo. Ticket purchase locations to be announced. Pre-Sale tickets to be available on EventBrite.


Free 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.