Photo of a Bald Eagle taken at the Toledo Zoo. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Looking for a truly “wild” experience? Try a wine tasting at the Toledo Zoo. Each evening is based on a unique theme and is spent at a different location at the Zoo. At each event you will enjoy a delectable mix of wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres, live music, and socializing.
Here are the details on the 2014 events:
Valentine’s Day Wine & Dine – February 14 – SOLD OUT
Spring Alive: Fairytales, Fables, & Flowers – 7:00 – 9:00 PM, Friday, March 1. $40 for Toledo Zoo members, $45 for non-members
Appetizers: Sausage en croute, Roasted vegetable trays, Roasted grape and brie, finger sandwiches, Cajun Crab dip, and Fruit trays.
Wines: Fancy Pants Pinot Grigio, Noble Vines 446 Chardonnay, The Seeker Rose, Discoveries Moscato, Dreaming Tree White, Superstition White Blend, Lock and Key Meritage, Lost Angel Pinot Noir, Worlds End Cabernet, Carmen Petite Syrah, Lucky County Shiraz and 19 Crimes Red Blend.
Entertainment: Cooking demonstrations by the Toledo Zoo’s Executive Chef, Sam Misiura . Asteria String Quartet
Flight – 7:00 – 9:00 PM, Friday, May 2. Aviary Tour then “migrate” to the Lodge. $40 for Toledo Zoo members, $45 for non-members
Appetizers in the Lodge: Pesto chicken salad, grilled bread, Polenta rounds with roasted pepper mousse, fried capers, Lamb and mint rissoles with beet tzatiki, Giardeniera Chocolate bark.
Wines: Leese Fitch Chardonnay, Leese Fitch Sauvignon Blanc, Dynamite Chardonnay, Dynamite Sauvignon Blanc, BV Coastal Riesling, BV Coastal Moscato, Leese Fitch Cabernet, Leese Fitch Merlot, Leese Fitch Pinot Noir, Leese Fitch Red Zinfandel, Dynamite Cabernet, and Dynamite Red Blend.
Entertainment: Gypsy Luvin’
Beach Party – 7:00 – 9:00 PM, Friday, June 6 - Penguin Deck and Main Plaza.
$40 for Toledo Zoo members, $45 for non-members.
Appetizers: Pineapple cilantro salsa, fresh tortillas, Black bean dip, BBQ pork belly “BLT’s”, Roasted garlic hummus, celery/carrots/pita, Thai cucumber, radish and tomato salad, Spiced rum and caramel fondue, pretzel rods.
Wines: Los Vascos Sauvignon Blanc, Chile; Piedra Negra Pinot Gris, Argentina; Nederburg “Lyric” white Blend, South Africa; Miguel Torres Rose, Chile; Finlayson “The Honey Pot,” South Africa; Yalumba Antique Tawny, Australia; Nederburg Pinotage, South Africa; Miguel Torres Merlot, Chile;
Antigal Uno Malbec, Argentina; Antucura Cabernet Sauvignon, Argentina; Los Vascos Reserve Red, Chile; and Finlayson “The Berry Box,” South Africa.
Entertainment: Toledo School for the Arts “Glass City Steel”
You may purchase tickets online here. If you have any questions, or prefer to place your reservation by phone please call The Toledo Zoo Group Sales department at 419-385-5721, Ext. 6001, Monday through Friday 8am to 5pm.