Wine in the Wild

Wine in the Wild

Stroll the Zoo's trails, sampling a variety of wines and heavy hors d'oeuvres while enjoying live music and the Zoo's wild animal residents. This popular community fundraiser is hosted by the Friends of Sunset Zoo.

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Schedule & Ticket Levels 

5:30 to 7:00pm • VIP Reception 

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

7:00 to 9:00pm • General Admission

General Admission for the event begins at 7:00pm as wine and food stations open throughout the Zoo near the South America, Kansas and Australia trails, and entry plaza. Ticket includes an 8 oz. commemorative wine glass.

Purchase Tickets

Limited Number Available, Get Yours Before We Sell Out

  • Credit Card: Online ticket sales will be available when tickets go on sale. Processing fees apply.
    The above link will take you to an external website that is not maintained by the City of Manhattan. It is maintained by the Friends of Sunset Zoo. The City cannot control the content of an external website and assumes no responsibility for the information that is found there. The provision of this link should not be construed as an endorsement or sponsorship of the external website, its contents, or its host.
  • 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.

Thank You to Our 2017 Event Sponsors

Sponsorship Opportunities Available! Email Sunset Zoo.

Presenting Sponsor

Bank of the Flint Hills

First Pour, Wine, Food & VIP Reception Sponsors
 Nespor's   Hy-Vee   Dental Health Group

Executive Sponsors
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Sustaining & Associate Sponsors
Bayer Construction | Boomer Consulting | Coldwell Banker Real Estate |
Community First National Bank | David Geldart Photography | Heartland Title |
Landmark National Bank | Manhattan KS Home Team | Muzizi | Network Plus |
Peaks & Perks Photography | Rockhill Real Estate Group | Sink, Gordon & Associates

Have questions about Wine in the Wild 2017? Contact Friends of Sunset Zoo