WineDown For Wildlife (Photo courtesy of Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum)

WineDown with Wildlife Returns to Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum


March 15, 2024
By Matt Sterner

The sun is setting, the wildlife is winding down, and it’s about time you wine down, too.

The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is hosting another WineDown with Wildlife wine festival from 6 – 9 p.m. on Saturday, March 23.

A lot is going on at the museum during this year’s festival.

Sip on the best local and regional wines in the Southwest, enjoy local munchies, catch the desert’s magical sunset, stargaze, jam to live music, and visit with the museum’s animal residents.

Tickets range from $35 to $115 depending on the type of experience you’d like. For those 21 years old and over, your ticket grants you samples from the following wines, beer, cider, and mead. Also, Ray Ray’s Sonoran Spirit Tea will be there so make sure to give ’em a try.

(Photo courtesy of Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum)

Participating Wineries

  • Sonoita Vineyards
  • Lightning Ridge Cellars
  • Flying Leap Vineyards
  • Page Springs Cellars
  • Flying Leap Vineyards
  • Twisted Union Wine Company
  • Sand-Reckoner Vineyards

Other Beverage Providers

  • The Meading Room
  • Corbett Brewing
  • Cider Corps
  • Barrio Brewing
  • Ray Ray’s Sonoran Spirit Tea
  • Drink Parch (Non-Alcoholic)
  • 5 p.m. | Early Entry for VIP ticket holders
  • 5 – 9 p.m. | Flam Chen
  • 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. | Live Music by Back that Jazz Up
  • 6:30 p.m. | Bobcat enrichment at Cat Canyon
  • 7:30 p.m. | Ocelot enrichment at Cat Canyon
  • 7 and 8 p.m. | Live Animal Program in the Warden Oasis Theater
  • 7 and 8 p.m. | DIY Journal Class at the Art Institute ($ add-on)

The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is located at 2021 N. Kinney Rd. For more information regarding the “WineDown with Wildlife” event, visit desertmuseum.org

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