“When is the 2020 Winter Wine & Whiskey Fest at Brookfield Zoo?”

The Brookfield Zoo’s Winter Wine & Whiskey Fest will take place in west suburban Brookfield, Illinois on the evening of Saturday, February 22, A.D. 2020.  The event features samples of wine and whiskey (obviously), salads and sandwiches, live music, and Animal Ambassadors.  The Brookfield Zoo Winter Wine & Whiskey Fest will take place from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., with the last call at 7:30 p.m.  It will be held in the Discovery Center. 

General Admission Tickets are $95 + a $6.82 fee.  Designated Driver Tickets are $45 + a $4.07 fee.   Members should enter their membership numbers in the promo code box to get the appropriate $10 discount.

Vendors & Labels to Sample

Asbach Brandy

Broken Barrel

Casali rum

Donegal Estates Irish Whiskey

Gilka Kaiser-Kummel Liqueur

Imported Spirits

Infuse Spirits

Jackson Morgan Southern Cream

Jeff Runquist Wines

Knockmore Irish Whiskey

Manner Neopolitaner Cream

Quinta Nova wine

Quintessential Wines

Rogue Spirits whiskey

Scotto Cellars

SR262 wine

Turn Me wine

Wein Bauer

William Wolf bourbon

Small Bites

Beet, Arugula and Blue Cheese Salad with Hazelnut and Shaved Fennel

Brussel Sprout Caesar Salad

Baked Mac ‘n’ Cheese Station (Classic & Truffle-Mushroom)

Pastrami Pork Belly Biscuits

Mini Buffalo Cauliflower Po’ Boys with Blue Cheese Mayo & Shredded Iceberg

Live Entertainment

Spoken Four performs a repertoire of songs from five decades.  According to the Chicago Zoological Society (C.Z.S.), “All your timeless favorites, from every great time, but never locked in time.  They’ll rock your childhood fave, then they’ll tear the rood off with today’s smash.”

Winter Wine & Whiskey Fest Tickets include parking, admission to the zoo (from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.), admission to Winter Wine & Whiskey Fest (from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.), sample of over thirty wines and whiskeys, a commemorative glass (five ounces).  A ticket is $95 ($85 for members). 

Designated Driver Tickets include parking, admission to the zoo (from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.), admission to Winter Wine & Whiskey Fest (from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.), and unlimited soft drinks.  Designated Drivers will not be allowed to sample wines and whiskeys.  A ticket is $45 ($35 for members).

All ticketholders must be adults twenty-one years of age or older.  A photo identification card is required.  Nobody under the age of twenty-one will be admitted into the event.  All sales are final.  No exchanges and no refunds will be made.  The event will proceed regardless of weather conditions.  Programming is subject to change.  Click here to purchase tickets from Eventbrite, here to purchase tickets via Facebook, or here to purchase tickets directly from the C.Z.S.

The Chicago Zoological Society operates the Brookfield Zoo on property that belongs to the Forest Preserve District of Cook County.  The North Gate Main Entrance address is 8400 West 31st Street, Brookfield, Illinois 60513.  The South Gate Main Entrance address is 3300 Golf Road, Brookfield, Illinois 60513.  The Hollywood (Zoo Stop) on Metra’s B.N.S.F. line is a few blocks to the south of the South Gate entrance.  The Website is www.czs.org/Brookfield-ZOO/Home.

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