Wine in the Wild

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Stroll the Zoo's trails, sampling a variety of wines and heavy hors d'oeuvres while enjoying live music andthe Zoo's wild animal residents. This Sunset Zoo fundraiser is hosted by the
Friends of Sunset Zoo. Sample wines generously provided by Nespor's Wine and Spirits, Liquid Art Winery and Estate, and Oz Winery!

Saturday, June 1, 2019



Schedule & Ticket Levels 


5:30pm to 7pm | VIP Reception, includes GA entry


The VIP reception begins at 5:30pm inside the Nature Exploration Center at the Zoo's entryway. Guests enjoy premium wine and gourmet food selections exclusive to the reception. Ticket includes a 12.75 oz. commemorative wine glass and access to the General Admission event.

7pm to 9pm | General Admission


General Admission begins at 7:00pm as wine and food stations open throughout the Zoo near the South America, Kansas and Australia trails, and live music by the Santiago Brothers entertains guests from Chautauqua Amphitheater. Upon arrival, guests will be welcomed with a sparkling wine pour. Ticket includes an 8 oz. commemorative wine glass.

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  • Cash or Check: Purchase tickets in person at the Zoo's ticket booth open daily 9:30am to 5:00pm.

Frequently Asked Questions

Get the insider's scoop as you make plans to attend the event.

Wine in the Wild is a Friends of Sunset Zoo fundraising event and is held rain or shine. Guests must be 21 to enter; no infants or children will be admitted into the event.

2019 Wine in the Wild Sponsors

Sponsorship Opportunities Available for 2019! Email Sunset Zoo.

Wine Sponsors 
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Premiere Food Sponsor   Premiere Glass Sponsor    Premiere Water Sponsor
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Executive Sponsor 
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Sustaining Sponsor 
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 Associate Sponsor
Community First National Bank | Westar Energy

Have questions about Wine in the Wild 2019? Contact Friends of Sunset Zoo