Wine tasting at the Cincinnati Zoo – 8/27

The Cincinnati Zoo will be hosting Wild About Wine on Thursday, August 27 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. This is the fourth year for the wine tasting event that benefits the Lindner Center for Conservation and Research of Endangered Wildlife (CREW).

The theme for this tasting is wine from down under and will feature eight different Australian wines (see full list below). What will be new for the August wine tasting is that the Zoo will host the event at their new Vine Street Village and will include the Elephant Reserve and Giraffe Ridge according to event organizers.

In addition to the wine, there will be light appetizers from Habanero, Smokey Bones Bar & FIre Grill, Tano Catering, Truffles from Nordstrom, Innovations Catering and more. A silent auction will also be held and there will be live music from No Name Band and Loop Man Dan.

You can purchase tickets now which cost $25 in advance and $30 the day of the event (prices include parking). Those looking to take on the designated driver role can purchase tickets the day of the event for just $15. The Cincinnati Zoo is also well-served by Queen City Metro’s #1, #46 and #78 routes – plan your trip with Metro.

Wine Tasting List:

  • Nobilo Regional Collection Sauvignon Blanc
  • Monkey Bay Sauvignon Blanc
  • Hardy’s Nottage Hill Shiraz
  • Alice White Lexia
  • Barossa Valley Estates E Minor Chardonnay
  • Banrock Station Moscato
  • Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc
  • Nobilo Regional Collection Pinot Noir

By Randy A. Simes

Randy is an award-winning urban planner who founded UrbanCincy in May 2007. He grew up on Cincinnati’s west side in Covedale, and graduated from the University of Cincinnati’s nationally acclaimed School of Planning in June 2009. In addition to maintaining ownership and serving as the managing editor for UrbanCincy, Randy has worked professionally as a planning consultant throughout the United States, Korea and the Middle East. After brief stints in Atlanta and Chicago, he currently lives in the Daechi neighborhood of Seoul’s Gangnam district.