Come taste the wine and hear the band at Detroit Zoo's Wild Beasts, Wild Wine

ROYAL OAK, Mich., July 2, 2014 – Raise a glass to wildlife at the Detroit Zoo's third annual Wild Beasts, Wild Wine on Friday, July 25, 2014, 6 to 10:30 p.m. The 21-and-older event will sample wines from more than 40 local and national wineries and vineyards.

The wine-tasting experience will feature performances by jazz crooner Ben Sharkey, after-hours access to the Zoo's award-winning habitats, complimentary tram tours, animal enrichment and zookeeper talks.

Advance ticket purchase is encouraged as space is limited. Tickets are $35 until July 18; after that, any remaining tickets will be available for $40 online or at the gate. Ticket packages include Detroit Zoo admission and 10 wine-tasting tickets (additional tasting tickets and food will be available for purchase). Parking is $6 per car for Detroit Zoo members and non-members.

Designated Driver (DD) tickets are available online or at the gate up to the night of the event. DD tickets are $25 and include Zoo admission and unlimited soft drinks. DD ticket holders are not permitted to consume alcohol at the event.

To purchase tickets, visit or Booth 1 at the front of the Zoo.

Wild Beasts, Wild Wine will take place in the Detroit Zoo's Events Pavilion, rain or shine. A grape time will be had by all!