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Wine and Dine the Night Away at Oakland Zoo?s 21st Annual Fundraiser, Walk in the Wild

Oakland, CA (PRWEB) June 12, 2013

Oakland Zoo?s 21st Annual Fundraiser, Walk in the Wild is on June 22, 2013, from 5:00 p.m. ? 10:00 p.m. Now on its twenty-first year, Walk in the Wild – An Epicurean Escapade! is one of the Bay Area?s premier fundraising events.

More than 100 restaurants, caterers, bakeries, wineries, and breweries will be onsite at Oakland Zoo ? offering scrumptious samples of the San Francisco Bay Area?s finest epicurean offerings (see vendor and libations list below). With each reservation, guests will receive a commemorative wine glass and butler tray to partake in superb culinary cuisine paired with fine wine, beer, and specialty drinks.

Reservation prices start at $ 150 per person. This adult-only engagement supports Oakland Zoo?s conservation, education, and animal enrichment programs. Please visit our website at and click on Walk in the Wild for more information or to make reservations. You may also contact the Zoo directly at 510-632-9525 ext 154. Due to the service of alcohol, all guests must be 21 years of age or older.

Evening Activities:

5:00 p.m. ? 8:00 p.m.: Wine and Dine your way on a walking safari throughout Oakland Zoo filled with great company, animals, and live entertainment. This year?s performers include music inspired from Mexico and the Caribbean as well as a trio of guitars, and an African Duo, creating an eclectic variety of sounds for guests to enjoy.

Animals on the ?must see? list include three baby otters, a baby baboon named Mocha, two new Arabian camels (brother and sister), and a new exhibit, ?Animales de los Arboles,? featuring two species of coati and cotton-top tamarin. Experience Zoo views from above by taking relaxing rides on the Skyride or the Outback Express Adventure train.

8:00 p.m. ? 10:00 p.m.: Dancing & Dessert at sunset. Celebrate into the evening hours with live music, dancing, and delightful desserts. New this year, the sought after party band, Take 2 (TK2) will be performing in the caf? courtyard. This dynamic 7-piece band covers chart toppers in Rock, Country, Hip Hop, R&B, and Pop.

Vendors and Libations

21st Amendment Brewery, San Francisco

Aidells Sausage Company, San Leandro

Ale Industries, Concord

Anderson Valley Brewing Company, Boonville

Barbacoa, Orinda

Barbara Llewellyn Catering, Oakland

Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, Modesto

Bay Area Beverage Company, Richmond

Bear Republic Brewing Company, Healdsburg

Bison Brewing Company, Berkeley

Bordenave?s, San Rafael

Buffalo Bill?s Brewery, Hayward

Calicraft Brewing Company, Walnut Creek

Concannon Vineyard, Livermore

Dashe Cellars, Oakland

Dickson Napa Ranch, Napa

Drake?s Brewing Company, San Leandro

Earth Caf? Living Foods, Laguna Niguel

Eat Drink Be Merry Catering Co., Walnut Creek

E.J. Phair Brewery & Alehouse, Concord

El Agavero Restaurant, Oakland

Elliston Vineyards, Sunol

Englander Sports Pub & Restaurant, San Leandro

Faz Restaurants, Pleasanton

Fentons Creamery, Oakland

Fenestra Winery, Livermore

Fentons Creamery, Oakland

Firestone Walker Brewing Company, Paso Robles

Fiscalini Cheese Company, Modesto

Forge Pizza, Oakland

Gelateria Naia, Hercules

Ghirardelli Chocolate Company, San Leandro

Guadalajara Restaurant, Oakland

Holly?s Mandarin, Oakland

Home of Chicken and Waffles, Oakland

Honest Tea, Bethesda, MD

Hopper Creek Winery, Yountville

Hopscotch, Oakland

Horatio?s, San Leandro

Irish Monkey Cellars, Oakland

Italian Colors Ristorante, Oakland

J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines, San Jose

JC Cellars, Oakland

Just Desserts, Oakland

Kinder?s Meat & Catering, Walnut Creek

La Rochelle Winery, Livermore

La Bocca Fina Catering, Oakland

Ladyfingers Bakery, Oakland

Lagunitas Brewing Company, Petaluma

Lava Pit Hawaiian Company, Orinda

Leinenkugel?s Summer Shandy, Chippewa Falls, WI

Linden Street Brewery

Little Valley Winery, Sunol

Market Smart Inc., Pleasanton

Masse?s Pastries, Berkeley

Mercy Vineyards, Pebble Beach

Mill Creek Vineyards & Winery, Healdsburg

Mimi McCurry?s Chimichurri Sauce, San Rafael

Montibella Sausage Company, Orinda

Mr. Dewie?s Frozen Desserts, Oakland

Murrieta?s Well Winery, Livermore

New Belgium Brewing Company

Nothing Bundt Cakes, Walnut Creek

Numi Organic Tea, Oakland

Oakland Zoo Island Caf?, Oakland

Old Towne Danville Bakery, Danville

Oliveto Caf? & Restaurant, Oakland

Ozumo Restaurant, Oakland

Pacific Coast Brewing, Oakland

Pican, Oakland

Pizza Antica, Lafayette

Play Caf?, Oakland

Pyramid Breweries, Walnut Creek

Redd?s Apple Ale, Albany, GA

Retzlaff Vineyards, Livermore

Rock Wall Wine Company, Alameda

Roland Rosario Cellars, Oakland

Rosenblum Cellars, Alameda

S. Martinelli & Company – Watsonville

Scott?s Seafood Grill & Bar Jack London Square, Oakland

Sorella Di Zza?s, Oakland

Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, Chico

Skates on the Bay, Berkeley

Speakeasy Ales & Lagers, San Francisco

St. Francis Winery & Vineyards, Santa Rosa

Stein Family Wines/Just Joshin Wines, San Francisco

The Steven Kent Winery, Livermore

Swiss Delices Bakery, Castro Valley

Sysco, San Francisco

Table 24, Orinda

Tacos El Novillo, Oakland

Tacos Guadalajara Taco Truck, Oakland

Tamas Estates, Livermore

The Terrace Room at Lake Merritt Hotel, Oakland

Trader Joe?s Rockridge, Oakland

Triple Rock Brewing Co., Berkeley

Trumer Brauerei, Berkeley

Urban Legand Cellars, Oakland

Vermont Hard Cider Company- Strongbow Cider, Middlebury, VT

Vermont Hard Cider Company- Woodchuck Draft Cider, Middlebury, VT

Vermont Hard Cider Company- Wyder?s Pear Cider, Middlebury, VT

Weibel Family Vineyards and Winery, Lodi

Wente Vineyards, Livermore

Westover Winery, Castro Valley

Wood Tavern, Oakland

World Ground Caf?, Oakland


The Bay Area?s award-winning Oakland Zoo is home to more than 660 native and exotic animals. The Zoo offers many educational programs and kid?s activities perfect for science field trips, family day trips and exciting birthday parties. Nestled in the Oakland Hills, in 500-acre Knowland Park, the Zoo is located at 9777 Golf Links Road, off Highway 580. The East Bay Zoological Society (Oakland Zoo) is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization supported in part by members, contributions, the City of Oakland and the East Bay Regional Parks. For more information please visit our website at

The East Bay Zoological Society has managed and operated both the Zoo and surrounding Knowland Park for the City of Oakland since 1982. Under its management, Oakland Zoo presents an award-winning experience for visitors, fosters knowledge and understanding of animals and the environment through educational programs, and has earned national awards and international acclaim for its animal management and endangered species programs. Over the years, exhibit by exhibit, Oakland Zoo has been reinvigorated and revitalized, making it a place where animals thrive and visitors enjoy. For more information, please visit our website at


Nicky Mora

Senior Manager, Marketing/PR

(510) 632-9525 ext. 130



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