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Woodland Park Zoo - Press Release


June 19, 2012


Tasting Flight presented by Union Bank offers after-hours
tasting of NW wines at adults-only event


Gigi Allianic, Rebecca Whitham
206.548.2550 |

Uncork some of the Northwest’s finest boutique wines at Woodland Park Zoo’s Tasting Flight presented by Union Bank on June 28 and August 9 

Photo Credit: Ryan Hawk/Woodland Park Zoo


Uncork some of the Northwest’s finest boutique wines at Woodland Park Zoo’s Tasting Flight presented by Union Bank. The after-hours, adults-only wine event is offered twice this summer.

Head to the zoo’s picturesque North Meadow and create your own flight of tastings from the more than 30 Northwest wineries on site. Winemakers will be on hand to answer questions and give tips to make the most of your tasting experiences. Additional tastings, full bottles of your favorite selections, and concessions from Lancer Catering will also be available for purchase at the event. The evening includes live music, “Get Real Close” animal encounters, and an opportunity to take in the zoo’s award-winning Northern Trail and Humboldt penguin exhibits. Proceeds from this fundraiser benefit the zoo.

As part of Woodland Park Zoo’s commitment to sustainable practices, including waste reduction, this is a Bring Your Own Glass event (compostable cups available for id="mce_marker" at the event). Tasting Flight at Woodland Park Zoo is for adults 21 and over only—valid ID is required for entry.

For the Tasting Flight on June 28, the zoo is offering a “Parents Night Out” childcare program. Space is limited, so please register here by Friday, June 22. After June 22, please call 206-548-2424 to check availability.


The Tasting Flight event will be offered twice this summer:

Thursday, June 28, 2012, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 9, 2012, 6:00-9:00 p.m.


Guests must enter and have IDs checked at the zoo’s West Entrance located at Phinney Ave. N. between N. 55th & N. 56th Sts. Activities will take place on the North Meadow. 


$25 per adult (must be 21 and over) per event if purchased in advance and $30 per adult at the door. Tickets include 10 tastings, with additional tastings available on site for $1 each. Event ticket does not include admission to the zoo prior to 6:00 p.m. Parking: $5.25. This is an after-hours fundraiser—regular zoo membership admission does not apply. 


Tickets can be purchased online by visiting Tickets will be available at the zoo’s West Entrance during the event while quantities last.


For more information, visit or call 206.548.2500.


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