Passport Through the Americas Wild Wine Dinner

Update: *SOLD OUT*

Join the Cork 1794 and your Erie Zoo for our first WILD Wine Dinner experience on Thursday August 15th from 6p.m. - 9p.m. You will begin the night with a "cocktail party" from 6-6:30p.m. with an opportunity to meet some of the Zoo residents up close. Then beginning promptly at 6:30p.m. dine with us as you are overlooking the heart of the Zoo while enjoying a six course meal delicately paired with interesting wine. The meal is themed as a Passport Through the Americas and will be beautifully curated by The Cork 1794.

Please note that all attendees must be 21+ and all tickets are $150 per person. ALL tickets MUST be bought in pairs (1 pair = 2 tickets) to ensure proper seating arrangements. There are only 50 spots available, so make sure to grab your tickets quick! Tickets may be purchased here.

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Wine Dinner Menu:

Course 1: Canada

Prince Edward Island Oyster, Strawberry Mignonette
Wine Pairing: Charles & Charles, Rosé

Course 2: Southern United States

Crawfish, Andouille, White Cheddar Grits, Collard Greens, Creole Sauce
Wine Pairing: Massi di Mandorlaia, Vermentino

Course 3: Mexico

Mesquite Smoked Chicken Thighs, Blue Corn Tortilla, Red Mole, Charred Corn, Micro Cilantro
Wine Pairing: Illahe, Pinot Noir

Course 4: Argentina

Beef Short Rib, Chimichurri, Purple Sweet Potato, Charred Baby Carrots
Wine Pairing: Bodega Noemia, A Lisa, Malbec

Course 5: The Brazilian Open Pit

Churasco Sausage, Cuttlefish Ink Boiled Potatoes, Smoked Tomato Demi, Mustard Braised Parsnip Quick Fried Leek Battonet
Wine Pairing: Clos Berenguer, Tinto Priorat

Course 6: Cuba

Traditional Flan, Custard, Caramel Sauce
Wine Pairing: Champalou, Brut, sparkling, Vouvray, France

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Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Yes, in accordance with the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board all attendees must be 21+ to participate in the wine dinner.


How much are tickets?

Tickets are priced at $150 per person but MUST be bought in pairs (1 pair = 2 tickets) for $300. We require all tickets to be bought in pairs to ensure proper seating arrangements. After you purchase, there will be one (1) ticket for every two (2) people.

Does my party have to arrive at the same time?

Yes. Since all tickets are bought by pairs (1 ticket for every 2 people) all parties MUST be present before the ticket can be scanned and entering the Zoo. You MUST have your ticket printed out and with you to enter the event.


How many tickets are available?

Due to area restrictions there are only 50 tickets available for this dinner, so make sure to grab yours today! Please note that all tickets MUST be bought in pairs to ensure proper seating arrangements.


What if it rains?

This event will be held rain or shine. Though the event is outdoors, we have alternate shelter available should it rain.


What should I wear?

We recommend a summer cocktail party feel. Think GalapaZOOza attire like sun dresses and khakis.


What do I do if I have dietary restrictions?

Please contact Erie Zoo Marketing & Event Coordinator at (814) 864-4091 or .


What do I do if I lost my ticket?

First, we recommend double checking your email. If you can't find it there please contact the Erie Zoo at (814) 864-4091 and we will do everything possible to help you. However, please note that the Erie Zoo ultimately is not responsible for lost or stolen tickets. Each ticket is numbered and associated with the person/company that purchased it.  Reproduction of tickets will not be tolerated.


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You can contact Marketing & Event Coordinator Emily Smicker at the Erie Zoo with any questions at (814) 864-4091 or via email at .

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