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Zoofari Conference Center
9715 W. Bluemound Road, Milwaukee, WI 53226
Doors open at: 04:00 PM

Choose from two event times: 4:00PM-6:30PM or 7:00PM-9:30PM

Did you know the lion prefers Cabernet Sauvignon, while tigers and cougars (not those) prefer Chardonnay? Ok, maybe our research isn't 100% accurate, but think about this—What kinds of wine do you prefer? Although they are a priority, we are not just about animals at Milwaukee County Zoo. Join us for The Wine Social hosted by GrapestoBottles. This not-so-regular wine tasting event with lions, where you will be able to visually interact with animals while tasting wine. Just don't offer to share!

Acquiring a taste for good wine is easier than you think, whether you are a novice or experienced wine drinker. It's mostly a matter of sampling a variety of wines, letting your taste buds become accustomed to the flavors of wine characteristics, and discovering what you like. With many different wines from variety of different regions and different countries, there will be something out there for everyone!

We also encourage you to take advantage of our wine social photo area. To capture embarrassing pictures of your friends, or maybe just of you and yours enjoying a delightful evening of wine tasting. Take snap shots of your favorite wines to check out for your next dinner party. But most importantly join our community by posting your favorites to your Instagram using the hashtag #grapestobottles

Other than a superb variety of wines, grapestobottles will wow you with a fabulous cheese bar. But please eat a hearty meal before attending the tasting as the only food available at the zoo is for the Big Cats. And just like humans with their wine, the animals don't like to share.

One last note: Parking: Free Parking At Zoo's Main Parking Lot. After you park, use main entrance to the Zoo. Look for Florence Mila Borchert Big Cat Country Building, or go towards the roar :)

Have a glass of wine with a lion and release your inner animal. It's like a wine tasting safari!

Wines to sample include:

Portillo Sauvignon Blanc Argentina
Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc New Zealand
Seaglass Sauvignon Blanc Santa Barbara, California
Geyser Peak Sauvignon Blanc California
Carmenet Chardonnay, California 
Oyster Bay Chardonnay New Zealand
Santa Rita 120 Chardonnay, Chile
Botalcura 'El Delirio' Chardonnay-Viognier 2012 - Maule Valley, Chile
Seeker Pinot Noir France
Chilensis Reserva Pinot Noir, Chile
Sea Glass Pinot Noir, Santa Barbara
Patritti 'Chucaro' Pinot Noir 2010 - Patagonia, Argentina
Columbia Crest Cabernet Sauvignon Washington
Avalon California Cabernet Sauvignon
Fortant Cabernet Sauvignon, France
Cusumano Insolia Italy
Oxford Landing Pinot Grigio
Nuraghe Crabioni Vermentino di Sardegna
Acrobat Pinot Gris, Oregon 
Hahn GSM, Central Coast 
Santa Rita 120 Syrah, Chile 
The Wolftrap, Syrah/Mourvedre 
Rosemount Shiraz, South Australia
Cupcake Riesling, Germany
Castello del Poggio Moscato, Asti 

A few common FAQ:

Q: Is this a seated event?
A: No, Once you have checked in you are free to roam around and sample any of our great tables on hand at your own pace.

Q: What should I wear?
A: Please see photos from our past event for inspiration: http://grapestobottles.smugmug.com/

Q: Do I need to print my ticket?
A: No, you can just show us the confirmation on your phone. Save the trees!

Event location

Zoofari Conference Center
9715 W. Bluemound Road, Milwaukee, WI 53226