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Wine in the Wilderness event returns Saturday. How to drink wine to benefit the Utica Zoo

The Utica Zoo hosts its Wine in the Wilderness celebration from 6-9 p.m. June 4, featuring wine samples from all around the condition, reside music by Straightforward Props and a variety of food stuff vehicles and suppliers.

The Utica Zoo invitations supporters to drink wine, try to eat meals and delight in dwell music June 4 as it hosts its 22nd once-a-year Wine in the Wilderness fundraising celebration.

Friends can sample wines from wineries all around New York point out, which includes Crooked Lake Vineyard, Lakeland Vineyard, Merritt Winery, Montezuma Vineyard, Saranac, Stone Age Vineyard, Victorianbourg Wine Estate and Villa Verona Vineyard or neat off with a popular wine slushie from Ashley Lynn Winery.

There also will be stay songs from Straightforward Props, light-weight snacks and a large range of vendors and food stuff trucks. Wine in the Wilderness will be held rain or shine and is strictly for individuals 21 and older with valid ID.

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General admission is $50 in progress and $55 at the door. Designated drivers are $25 both of those in progress and at the door. Designated driver tickets do not get a wine glass and DDs will not be served alcohol at the celebration. Utica Zoo associates are $45 in progress and $50 at the doorway.

All ticket proceeds advantage the Utica Zoo.

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Tickets are offered on-line and at the Utica Zoo Present Store – the only in-human being location for member tickets as properly as Ilion Wine and Liquors, Bremer’s Wine and Spirits, Liquor Loft, Seneca Wine and Liquors, Ann Street Liquors, Lichtman’s Wine, City Liquors and Rock’s Liquor. When paying for tickets at the zoo’s partner spots, only dollars or check out may be utilized.

Parking is totally free and very first arrive, initially served at the Utica Zoo with no cost overflow parking at MVCC’s Payne Corridor parking ton and the Parkway Rec Middle. Shuttle buses will travel to and from the zoo at no charge from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Attendees might be dropped off and picked up at the zoo. Uber, Lyft and neighborhood taxi organizations are extremely advised.

Wine in the Wilderness is from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, June 4 at the Utica Zoo, found at 1 Utica Zoo Way. The zoo is open up from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. that day and will reopen at 6 p.m. for the party.

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This short article initially appeared on Observer-Dispatch: 22nd once-a-year Wine in the Wilderness fundraiser is June 4 at Utica Zoo