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Brookfield

Brookfield Zoo hosts Winter Wine and Whiskey Fest on Feb. 23

BROOKFIELD – Brookfield Zoo’s Winter Wine and Whiskey Fest will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Feb. 23 at the zoo, 8400 W. 31st St., Brookfield.

The 21-and-older event will feature more than 40 seasonal wines and whiskeys accompanied by complimentary small bites. Partygoers will be able to satisfy their palettes with selections from the taco and nacho bar, including ground beef, chicken, carnitas and veggie.

In addition to food, guests will be able to sample wines and whiskeys, including Villa Jolanda Moscato and Strawberry, Quintessential Cabernet Franc, Ironstone Petite Sirah, Terrapura Sauvignon Blanc, Longridge Konkelberg Rouge, Arendsig Cabernet Sauvignon Blok A9, Nabygelegen Scaramanga Red Blend, Broken Barrel Bourbon, William Wolf Coffee Bourbon, Coppercraft Straight Bourbon, and Rush Creek American Whiskey.

Entertainment will be provided by local band Red Carpet Riot.

There also will be opportunities for up-close experiences with several of the zoo’s animal ambassadors.

Both ticket options that are available include free parking and admission to the zoo from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 23. General admission tickets are $85 and include samplings from more than 50 wines and whiskeys, small bites and a commemorative glass. Designated driver tickets are $45 and include unlimited soft drinks and small bites.

Tickets, which are limited, are available for purchase at czs.org/winterwineandwhiskey.

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