17 September, 2019, 02:40

“Wine Gone Wild” brings a roarin’ good time to Reid Park Zoo

Lions, tigers, and wine — oh my.

13apr6:00 pm8:00 pmWine Gone Wildsamples from wineries & distilleries6:00 pm - 8:00 pm AZ Reid Park Zoo

Reid Park Zoo is getting wild with multiple wineries, distributors, and distilleries to host the annual Wine Gone Wild from 6 – 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 13.

Take part in samples of wine and spirits from wineries, distributors, and distilleries, all while eating up bite-size treats from Tucson Originals restaurants and POPPED Artisan Popcorn. Plus, there’s going to be live music from Santa Pachita, and other fun activities, such as wine glass painting with Creative Juice and a “Pampering Zone.”

Sure, you’re drinking delicious wine, but all of the four-legged, two-legged, winged, and slithery residents at the zoo are benefiting as well.

Proceeds from ticket sales help keep the smiles on their faces every time you visit.

Tickets are $65 per person, $60 for zoo members, and $25 for designated drivers. Admission includes samples, a commemorative wine glass, and access to all of the entertainment.

The prices will go up on the day of the event, so it’ll be best to purchase tickets ahead of time.

If you’re looking for a beast of an experience, consider the “Winos for Rhinos” VIP Package for $120 per person. It includes the general admission ticket goodies, but you’ll have the opportunity to meet one of Reid Park Zoo’s rhinos, while learning about their conservation efforts, as well. (You’ll also be able to get into the event 30 minutes before everyone else.)

Participating Wineries & Distilleries

  • Breakthru Beverage
  • PRP Wine International
  • Rancho Rossa Vineyards
  • Roger Clyne’s Mexican Moonshine Tequila
  • Sand Reckoner Vineyards
  • Sonoran Tasting Tours
  • The Independent Distillery
  • Three Amigos Tequila
  • Wilhelm Family Vineyards
  • Zarpara Vineyard

The menu from Tucson Originals is still being worked out but should be released soon.

Reid Park Zoo is located at 3400 E. Zoo Ct. For more information and to purchase your tickets, call (520) 791-3204 or visit reidparkzoo.org.

Matt Sterner is a journalist, novelist, loves films, and would like to think he's a filmmaker. When he's eating, he likes to talk with his mouth full and write about it.

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