Wine in the Wilderness at the Utica Zoo This Saturday


ZOO_nLions and tigers and bears, and WINE! Saturday, June 6th, from 6-9 p.m., the Utica Zoo, 1 Utica Zoo Way, will be hosting “Wine in the Wilderness.”  You will be able to stroll through the zoo while sampling and purchasing wine from New York State’s best wineries, along with outstanding food choices from Utica’s best restaurants. In fact, the food vendors will be selling meals for $5 or less! All attendees will receive a commemorative Utica Zoo wine glass.

Tickets: You can purchase tickets at 3 levels of pricing. The $75 VIP tickets have already sold out, unfortunately. Members of the Utica Zoo can purchase advance tickets for $25 from the Utica Zoo Gift Shop, or pay $30 at the door. Nonmembers can get advanced tickets through PayPal for $30, or pay $35 at the door. For the designated drivers attending the event, it’s $20 flat (because you are awesome!). All of the proceeds benefit the Utica Zoo.



ASHLEYMany NYS Wineries and will be representing at “Wine in the Wilderness” including:

Domhall 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 (Saranac Beer Products)




Food Vendors

GYPSYWhat fun is wine without the food? Meals for $5 or less? Perfect for any budget. Vendors include:


Gypsy Lady Wood Fired Pizza, Grapevine Gyros, Georgios, Voss’ at the Zoo, Grande’s Pizzeria, Scotties House of BBQ, Holy Smoques and Michael’s Fine Food & Spirits



Tickets are available at the following locations

SIMPLEUtica Zoo Gift Shop, Bremer’s Wine & Liquor, Clinton Wine & Spirits, Seneca Wine & Liquor, Lotto Liquors, Liquor Loft, Ilion Wine & Spirits, Lichtman’s Wine & Liquor, Village Liquors, City Liquors, Valley Wine & Liquor and Ann Street Liquors


There will be live music for everyone to enjoy, by the band Simple Props. The event is sponsored by Bank of Utica, Townsquare Media, PJ Green, BME, the Pines at Utica, and Strategic Financial Services.


For more information on the event, visit


Katy Cole
The Fuze Magazine


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