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Zoofari Conference Center
9715 W. Bluemound Road, Milwaukee, WI 53226
Doors open at: 02:00 PM

Choose from two event times:  



We are not just about animals at Milwaukee County Zoofari Center.

Join us for The Wine Social-not so regular wine tasting event. It is more like a wine tasting on steroids. 

Last event we had a sold out. There were over 400 people!

DJ, and great social experience guaranteed. 

Did you know the lion prefers Cabernet Sauvignon while tigers and bears prefer Chardonnay?

Well, not really, but did you know you could also attend a wine tasting event over here?

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

We will be serving five different types of delicious cheeses. 

Socialize: Take a picture of the bottle using instagram hashtag #grapestobottles, followed by a wine name (for example #grapestobottles #boublymuscato). That’s it. 

Parking: Currently, we have 190 parking spots available; therefore we strongly recommend car-pooling with your friends.  Parking is on first-come-first-serve bases.

Zoofari Conference Center is located one block east of Milwaukee County Zoo Entrance.

These are the wines we will be tasting:


Table 1: Sauvignon Blanc

Portillo, Mendoza, Argentina

Seaglass, Santa Barbara, California

Oyster Bay, Marlborough, New Zealand

Simonnet-Febvre, Saint-Bris, France


Table 2: Chardonnay

Carmenet, California

Santa Rita 120, Chile

Oyster Bay, Marlborough, New Zealand

Albert Bichot Macon-Villages, France


Table 3: Pinot Noir

LeGrand, France

Oyster Bay, Marlborough, New Zealand

Chilensis Reserva, Chile

Sea Glass, Santa Barbara, California


Table 4: Cabernet Sauvignon

Portillo, Mendoza, Argentina

Alamos, Mendoza, Argentina

“Josh” by Josh Cellars 

Fortant, France


Table 5: Pinot Grigio

Alta Luna, Trento, Italy

Luna, California

Oxford Landing, South Australia

Acrobat, Oregon


Table 6: Merlot

Santa Rita Reserva Merlot, Chile

Root:1 Carmenere, Chile

Columbia Crest Merlot, Columbia Valley, Washington State

Tour de Luchey Grand Vin de Bordeaux, France


Table 7: Syrah/Shiraz

Hahn Syrah, Central Coast, California

Santa Rita 120 Syrah, Chile

The Wolftrap, Syrah/Mourvedre/Viognier Blend, South Africa

Paringa Shiraz, South Australia


Table 8: Moscato/Sweet

Loosen Bros. “Dr. L” Riesling, Germany

Castello del Poggio Moscato, Asti, Italy  

Chateau Ste. Michelle Harvest-Select Sweet Riesling

Butterfly Kiss Moscato, South Chile  


Table 9: Zin vs. Primitivo/ Daughter-Mother

Layer Cake Primitivo (Italian Zinfandel), Italy

Rancho Zabacho Zinfandel, Sonoma, California


Table 10: “Lost Bordeaux” Varietals

Ariano Tannat, Uruguay Tamari Reserva Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina


Please sample responsibly and use a designated driver (over-served guests will be locked in animal cages). 

Event location

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