Wine in the Wild 2024


Join us on June 1st, 2024


Join us for the 16th annual Wine in the Wild on June 3rd, 2023. Stroll the Zoo's trails, sampling various wines and heavy hors d'oeuvres while enjoying live music and the Zoo's wild animal residents. The Friends of Sunset Zoo hosts this Sunset Zoo fundraiser. Various wineries and unique blends generously provide sample wines.

Schedule & Ticket Levels 

5:30 pm to 7 pm | VIP Reception, includes GA entry | $85 

The VIP reception begins at 5:30 pm inside the Nature Exploration Center at the Zoo's entryway. Guests enjoy premium Wine, gourmet food selections exclusive to the reception, and entertainment by Jack Reid, Magician. The ticket includes a special commemorative wine glass and access to the General Admission event.

7 pm to 9 pm | General Admission | $55 

General Admission begins at 7:00 pm as Wine and food stations open throughout the Zoo, and live music from Howl2Go (Howl at the Moon, dueling pianos) entertain guests from Chautauqua Amphitheater. Upon arrival, guests will be welcomed with a sparkling wine pour. In addition, the ticket includes a commemorative wine glass.

Ticket are NOT currently on sale.

The ticketing link will take you to an outside Eventbrite Ticketing Site for purchasing.

Limited Number Available, Get Yours Before We Sell Out - Click here for tickets

  • 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. The Friends of Sunset Zoo supports it. The City cannot control the content of an external website and assumes no responsibility for the information 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 from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm.

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.

Wine in the Wild 2023 Sponsors :

Premiere Sponsors:  Cox Communications
Beverage Sponsors:  Nespor's Fine Spirits, Liquid Art Winery, Oz Winery, 456 Winery, Irvine's Just Beyond Paradise     
Media Sponsor: 
WIBW, Manhattan Broadcasting, Eagle Communications
Entertainment Sponsor: 
McCown Gordon Construction
Photography Sponsor: We Chase the Light 
Wine Sponsor: 
Celebrations of the Heart, Evergy
VIP Reception Sponsor: 
GLMV Architecture
Executive Sponsors: 
Community First National Bank, Kohlmeier Orthodontics, Candlewood Veterinary Clinic 
Sustaining Sponsors: 
Little Apple Pediatric Dentistry, The Trust Company, BHS, Capitol Federal, Mathis Physical Therapy, Kansas Gas Service 
In-Kind Sponsors: Super Cub, Hy-Vee, CatCans, Woolly Bee Farms, N'ICE, Wing Productions, Heartland Coke, Meadowlark

Have questions about Wine in the Wild 2023? Contact Friends of Sunset Zoo