San Diego Zoo Food, Wine & Brew Celebration Offers Culinary Delights While Benefiting Wildlife Conservation On September 26 | Party After Hours At One Of San Diego's Most Unique Food Festivals

September 3, 2015

It’s a wild party not to be missed! On Saturday, September 26, the 35th annual San Diego Zoo Food, Wine & Brew Celebration  takes over our famous zoo for an adults-only festival that allows guests to sample culinary delights and sip beverages from more than 150 San Diego area restaurants, wineries and breweries, and meet exotic animals like a cheetah or a koala up close - all while supporting wildlife conservation.

The annual celebration is one of San Diego’s most popular fundraisers, and it is sure to be even more spectacular this year. Partygoers can enjoy entertainment - from dance music to country rock to Zydeco - on multiple stages; participate in the live drawings; take a chance on winning great prizes while playing blackjack or roulette at the Critter Casino; and bid on fabulous prizes in the silent auction, including behind-the-scenes Zoo tours, luxurious getaways, entertainment packages and more. And a party at the zoo wouldn’t be complete without animal encounters, including an animal presentation by San Diego Zoo Global Ambassador Joan Embery.

Lady SanDiegoVille with a bearded dragon!
General admission tickets for the celebration are $95 through Sept. 9 (the price increases to $100 on Sept. 10). The fun begins at 7:30pm and goes until midnight. There are a limited number of early admission tickets, allowing guests to enter at 6:30pm - and these tickets also include a complimentary pass to ride the Skyfari. Early admission tickets are $175 through Sept. 9 (the price increases to $195 on Sept. 10). For those guests looking for extra-special pampering, VIP admission is “the ticket.” VIP guests enter at 6pm and enjoy exclusive access to a VIP lounge throughout the night - including hosted drinks, special animal encounters and plush lounge furniture. VIP admission is $325 through Sept. 9 (the price increases to $350 on Sept. 10).

Proceeds from the San Diego Zoo Food, Wine & Brew Celebration will help support endangered animals and their habitats worldwide through the San Diego Zoo Global Wildlife Conservancy. San Diego Zoo Global currently works on conservation projects locally and is involved in more than 140 conservation projects in 80 countries. These projects include breeding and releasing California condors, restoring palms in the Amazon, combating rhino and elephant poaching, and studying wild giant pandas in the bamboo forests of China.

Tickets for the San Diego Zoo Food, Wine & Brew Celebration may be purchased by calling (619) 718-3000 or by booking online at Guests must be at least 21 years of age to attend!
Just a partial view from the Skyfari
For more information on the San Diego Zoo Food & Wine Celebration, visit the website, and see below for a full list of vendors currently on board to participate in the event.

2015 Food and Beverage Vendors:

Amore Cheesecakes & Viva El Cafe
Babycakes San Diego
Bernini’s Bistro
Big Front Door
Blue Point
Bluewater Boathouse
Brian’s 24 Restaurant, Bar & Grill
Cafe Coyote
Cafe Sevilla
California Coast Naturals
Casa de Bandini
Casa de Guadalajara Mexican Restaurant
Casa de Pico
Casa Sol Y Mar
Corner Bakery Café
Corvette Diner
Cravory Cookies
Eclipse Chocolate
Edible Arrangments
El Torito
Estancia La Jolla Hotel + Spa
European Cake Gallery
Flavors of East Africa
Hacienda de Vega
Harrah’s Southern Cal Resort
Hash House A Go Go
Herringbone La Jolla
Hornblower Cruises & Events
Hot Licks
Industrial Grind Coffee
InterAmerican Coffee, Inc
Intoxicated Desserts
It’s A Piece A Cake
Jake’s Del Mar
Lazy Dog Restaurant and Bar
Lil Miss Short Cakes
Mimi’s Cafe
Muzitas Abyssinian Bistro
Nicolosi’s Italian Restaurant
Nobu San Diego
Oceanaire Seafood Room
The Patio Restaurant Group
Peohe’s Restaurant
Pure Cupcakes
Rock Bottom Brewery
Rotisserie Affair Catering
Royal India
Rubio’s Fresh Mexican Grill
San Diego Coffee Tea, & Spice
Searsucker Del Mar
Searsucker San Diego
Solare Ristorante Italiano Bar & Lounge
Sprinkles Cupcakes, Ice Cream and Cookies
Tavern & Bowl
The Cake Pop Shop
The Duck Dive
The Prado
Union Kitchen & Tap
Waypoint Public
West Coast Tavern
Yancey’s Fancy

2 Towns Ciderhouse
Alexander Valley Vineyard
Ascesion Cellars
Aztec Brewing Company
Ballast Point Brewing and Spirits
Bare Organic Mixers
Belching Beaver
Bernardo Winery
BNS Brewing and Distilling Company
Boston Beer Company
Bootlegger’s Brewery
Brutocao Cellars
California Fruit Wine
Chuparosa Vinyards
Coronado Brewing Company
Deep Eddy Vodka
Diamond T Vineyards
Dos Armadillos Premium Tequila
Etching Expressions
Evolution Fresh
Falkner Winery
Fat Cat Beer Company, LLC
Ferrari-Carano Vineyards & Winery
Field Stone Winery
Gekkeikan Sake
Green Flash Brewing Co.
Grgich Hills Estate
Helm’s Brewing Company
J. Lohr Vineyards & Winery
Kenneth Volk Vineyards
Kill Devil Spirit Co.
Kombucha on Tap
Lagunitas Brewing Company
Maui Brewing Co.
Milagro Farms Vineyard & Winery
Minassian-Young Vineyards
Mother Earth Brew Co.
North Coast Brewing
Oak Mountain Winery
Okapi Wines
One Hope Wine
Orfila Vineyard & Winery
Pomar Junction
PRP Wine International
Quady Winery
Quigley Fine Wines
Robert Hall Winery
Rough Draft Brewing Company
Saint James Spirits
Shadow Mountain Vineyards
Statewide Beverage Co.
Stehleon Vineyards
Stone Brewing Company
Tequila Fortaleza
The Wine Lover
Torrey Wines
Twisted Manzanita Ales & Spirits
Veved ice by GI Group
Woof N’ Rose