I came across the event several months ago when I was looking into concerts at the zoo (we’re heading there to see the B-52s in a couple weeks–hooray!). It’s a good thing I bought our tickets early– the event sold out!
Brian picked me up from work, we grabbed some sandwiches and then headed to the zoo. It was packed! The VIP ticket holders were admitted at 5 p.m. and while the gates opened to us at 6 p.m., we didn’t get in until closer to 6:30 p.m.
I liked that you brought your own glass verses collecting yet another branded tasting glass, and the 10 tastings per person was more than enough.
There was a band, three tents featuring several dozen local wineries, multiple food trucks, and the opportunity to walk around and see some of the animals. Our ticket stubs also get us $5 off our admission the next time we go to the zoo!
It was a really well organized event and even the longer lines didn’t take very long. We got to try all of the wines and wineries we wanted, and although he’s not a huge wine fan, Brian found a Pinot Noir he really liked.
We marked up our program with our tasting notes so hopefully I can track down some of the ones we really enjoyed.
I understand they do a similar event in October featuring beer tastings. If it’s anything like this event, I might have to look into it!
What a great way to wrap up my birthday week!