Wine in the Wilderness

January 17, 2019

Wine in the Wilderness graphic with wine glass and saturday june 1 6-9pm


Wine in the Wilderness graphic with wine glass and saturday june 1 6-9pm

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.

thank you to wine in the wilderness sponsors bank of utica pj green BME and Prospect Falls Winery

Sponsorship opportunities are available. E-mail 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

Tickets can be purchased at the following locations:

Utica Zoo Gift Shop · Eventbrite · 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 – Liquor Store · Ann Street Liquor Store Ilion Wine & Spirits· Rock’s Liquors

PLEASE NOTE: ONLY CASH OR CHECK MAY BE USED TO PURCHASE TICKETS AT WINE AND LIQUOR STORE LOCATIONS. If you would like to pay via credit card, tickets may be purchased at the Utica Zoo Gift Shop or 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 10 am to 1 pm on this day and will reopen at 6 pm for the event.