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. For the first time in 2018, Wine in the Wild will feature wines and ciders from local winery, Liquid Art Winery and Estate! 

Saturday, June 2, 2018

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 from 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.

Purchase Tickets
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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.

Thank You to Our 2018 Event Sponsors

Sponsorship Opportunities Available for 2018! Email Sunset Zoo.
Presenting Sponsor

Wine Sponsor
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Food Sponsors

Executive Sponsors
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Sustaining Sponsor 
   Trust Company  Bank of the Flint Hills

Associate Sponsors
Little Apple Dentistry | Prime Lending | Community First National Bank | Coldwell Banker Realty Group One | Flint Hills Auto | Sink, Gordon & Associates LLP |

Have questions about Wine in the Wild 2018? Contact Friends of Sunset Zoo