Enjoy the finer things in life

Come enjoy the finer things in life at a Wine Tasting. Each evening is based on a unique theme and is spent at a different location at the Zoo. At each event you will enjoy a delectable mix of wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres, live music, and socializing. Bring your friends for a fun evening for all, or make it a romantic couple’s night out. You deserve it!

2015 Wine Tastings Schedule

Saturday, February 14 Valentine’s Dinner Chef Paired

Location: Arctic Encounter®
Time: 6:30 - 9:30pm
* Dinner menu will be listed here soon
$85 ($80 for Toledo Zoo members)
Featuring Brenda Clixby, You can be an Artist
(live artist painting auction for Zoo’s Conservation Today)
Featured music: Christina Muntz, harpist
Passed appetizers:
Chorizo parmesan pinwheels
Roasted mushroom bruschetta with gouda
Salt boiled fingerlings with mustard mousse
Plated courses:
Truffled white bean soup with rye croutons
Quinoa and carrot salad over mixed greens with brown butter and balsamic vinaigrette, roasted garlic toast points
Winter stuffed pork loin (cranberries, nuts and sage) with cider gastrique, spaetzle in duck fat, glazed carrots
Vegetarian option: polenta with ratatouille
Bananas foster bread pudding, salty caramel rum sauce, peanut and toasted flour dust.

Appetizer Wine:  Chateau Grand Traverse Ship of Fools            
Soup Course:  Chloe Pinot Grigio, Italy      
Salad Course: Complicated Red Blend, California          
Main Course: Taken Red Blend, Napa Valley      
Dessert: Mosca Mango Moscato, Italy      

Saturday, Feburary 28 Spring Alive, Water Adventures in Bloom

Location: Nairobi Pavilion
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 pm
$45 ($40 for Toledo Zoo members)
Featuring music performed by Kilburn and Lawson
Porchetta sliders with spicy mustard and dried fruit relish
Roasted vegetable trays
Squash bisque shooters
Baked brie with maple chipotle braised onions, asst. crackers
Mexican chocolate fondue with pretzel twists
Click here to learn more about the Spring Alive garden show event

Wine selections for this event:

Chateau st. Jean Chardonnay
La Crema Chardonnay
Asylum Zinfandel
Chateau Kefraya Rouge
Don Miguel Gascon Malbec
Nobilo Sauvignon Blanc

Banfi Centine
Terra d Oro Chenin/Viognier
Chateau Maltus Pezat Rouge
Columbia Crest Grand Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
Folie a Deux Chardonnay
Chateau St. Michelle St M Riesling

Saturday March 28

Location: Aquarium
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 pm
$45 ($40 for Toledo Zoo members)
Featuring music performed by Dave Carpenter
Billionaires bacon wrapped pork tenderloin with jalapeno honey glaze
Seafood bisque fondue with grilled bread
Goat cheese with honey and pink pepper, asst crackers
Roasted Brussel sprouts with nutty pesto
Chocolate cake bites with hazelnut frosting

Wine selections for this event:

Blue Fish Riesling
Blue Fish Sweet Riesling
Uppercut Chardonnay
Stellina Di Notte Pinot Grigio
Rosatello Moscato
BV Coastal Moscato

Rosatello Rosso
Rosenblum Cuvee Zinfandel
Woodwork Pinot Noir
J Lohr Paso Robles Cabernet
Sterling Meritage
Monterey Merlot
Belcreme Pinot Noir

Friday, May 29

Location: Aquarium/Penguin outside area
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 pm
$45 ($40 for Toledo Zoo members)
Featuring music performed by The Bradberries
Roasted portabellas with pine nuts and port glaze
Smashy sandwiches
Cheese trays, asst crackers
Rosemary almonds
Nutella and toasted almond French toast

Wine selections for this event:

Valdo Prosecco Brut, Italy
Vigneti Di Vulture Greco-Fiano White Blebd, Italy
Richter Zepplin Riesling, Germany
Clayhouse Adobe White Blend, Calif. 
Luna Nuda Pinot Grigio, Italy  
Corvidae “Mirth” Chardonnay, Washington State

Elouan Pinot Noir, Oregon  
Delas Cote De Ventoux, France
Inkberry Cab-Shiraz, Australia
Los Vascos Cabernet Sauvignon, Chile
Rhiannon Red Blend, California  
Clayhouse Malbec, California  

Order Your Tickets Today!

To ensure that your ticket purchase and zoo visit are handled properly, please read all of the following information. Completion of your online purchase means that you agree to the terms and conditions stated below.

Terms and Conditions for purchasing Wine Tasting tickets online:

• If you are a Toledo Zoo member, please select the ‘Zoo Members’ option for your purchase (a valid Zoo Member ID number from your membership card will be required during transaction).

• All individuals attending a wine tasting event must be age 21 or older. Valid ID will be required. The Toledo Zoo reserves the right to refuse entry to any individual or party who does not comply with this policy. Refunds will not be issued for tickets purchased for any party that is under age 21 or can’t provide valid ID at the time of entry.

• All tickets are non-refundable/non-returnable. We are unable to issue exchanges or refunds after a purchase has been made.

Discount Options

• Buy tickets for four wine tasting events and save $12.00 per person
*This option is only available for reservations made by phone. If interested, please call The Toledo Zoo Group Sales department at 419-385-5721, ext 6001, Monday through Friday 8am to 5pm.

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If you have any questions, or prefer to place your reservation by phone please call The Toledo Zoo Group Sales department at 419-385-5721, ext 6001, Monday through Friday 8am to 5pm.

Zoo Brew!

Don’t miss Zoo Brew on September 18, 2015. Whether you like pilsners, ales, stouts (or all) you are sure to enjoy the wide varieties of samples provided by multiple brewers and vendors. Tasty appetizers and live entertainment add to the experience. It’s a perfect date night or bring a group of friends for a good time!