It's for the Animals Wine Tasting
Tickets are now available for our "For the Animals" wine tasting for conservation on Saturday, September 19, 2020 from 7-9 PM here at the zoo. If you’ve joined us in the past, this year’s wine tasting will look a bit different so that we may do our best to keep things safe for guests and volunteers. Here are some of the major changes at this year’s event.
First, we will be limiting our tickets to just 75, about half of what we usually sell. This will allow us to set up our seating areas to ensure maximum distancing. We will also expand our outdoor seating as much as possible, with weather being our only constraint.
Second, we will not be offering our hors d oeuvre buffet this year, as it is a major point of congregation and shared serving utensils that just won’t work in our current environment. We will have charcuterie boxes and other "grab & go" type snacks dispensed by our volunteers, but the food will not be of the usual “make a dinner of it” category, so you may wish to dine beforehand.
Third, our silent auction will also be absent this year, again, to help maintain appropriate distancing, and discourage the use of shared items (bid sheets and pens).
And finally, the tickets. This is a fundraising event, and since we are cutting our capacity by half, something had to give and that was the price. Tickets this year will be a flat $50 and will be limited to a total of 75 so that we can maintain an appropriate degree of social distancing for guests and volunteers. In spite of our safety measures, we will do our best to make this a great night of wine and merriment in support of the zoo! Tickets are available here or at the zoo gift shop (open daily 10AM-6PM weather permitting).. See you at the zoo!