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Zoo Knoxville to host wine safari

Evening takes guests on a wine safari featuring more than
70 red, white, rosé and sparkling wines

KNOXVILLE - Zoo Knoxville and Rhizome Productions will host the inaugural Wild Vine wine sampling event on Friday, April 26, 2019, from 6:30 until 10:30 p.m. at the zoo.

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Zoo Knoxville tiger; image submitted

With more than 30 wineries from around the world participating, Wild Vine will feature over 70 carefully curated red, white, rosé and sparkling wines. Event-goers can also sample craft beer from five breweries and spirits from five distilleries as they take a liquid safari throughout the zoo. Animal encounters, live entertainment and local food trucks will create the most exotic wine-tasting event in Knoxville.

Tickets include a keepsake tasting glass for unlimited sample pours from participating wineries, breweries, and distilleries. Wild Vine is the sip of Spring with 100% of proceeds supporting the Zoo’s conservation work that is saving animals from extinction.

Discounted early bird tickets are now on sale for $50. Zoo annual passholders and Circle of Friends members can purchase early bird tickets for $45. Early bird tickets are limited.

Tickets and participating breweries, food trucks, animal encounters and entertainment updates can be found at This event is for guests 21 and up and a valid ID must be shown for entry.

Zoo Knoxville is open daily from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Admission and ticket sales stop one-hour before the zoo closes.

Rhizome Productions is an event production company based in Nashville.

Published February 25, 2019

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