Come taste the wine and hear the band at Detroit Zoo’s Wild Beasts, Wild Wine

Detroit Zoo - Wild Beasts Wild Wine

ROYAL OAK, Mich. – Raise a glass to wildlife at the Detroit Zoo’s second annual Wild Beasts, Wild Wine and sample wines from more than 30 local and national wineries and vineyards. The event takes place this Friday, July 26, 2013, 6 to 10:30 p.m.

The wine-tasting experience will feature live performances by jazz crooner Ben Sharkey and Gino Fanelli’s Red Hot Sugar Daddies, after-hours access to the Zoo’s award-winning habitats, complimentary tram tours of the Zoo, animal enrichment and zookeeper talks.

Advance ticket purchase is encouraged as space is limited. Tickets are available for $40 online or at the gate. Ticket packages include Detroit Zoo admission, parking and 10 wine-tasting tickets (additional tasting tickets and food will be available for purchase).

Designated Driver (DD) tickets are available online or at the gate up to the night of the event. DD tickets are $25 and include Zoo admission, parking and unlimited soft drinks. DD ticket holders are not permitted to consume alcohol at the event.

To purchase tickets, visit or Booth 1 at the front of the Zoo.

Wild Beasts, Wild Wine will take place in the Detroit Zoo’s Events Pavilion, rain or shine. Attendees must be 21 or older; photo ID is required. A grape time will be had by all!

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