Santa Barbara Zoo Sunset Sips

Sunset Sips

Sit back, unwind and enjoy a refreshing glass of wine on June 15 at the Santa Barbara Zoo’s Sunset Sips. With a relaxing train ride to the Zoo’s picturesque hilltop, special guest speakers and animal encounters, Sunset Sips is a great opportunity for travelers to drink in the local Santa Barbara culture (and wine).


About Sunset Sips   

The Santa Barbara Zoo’s monthly Sunset Sips series occurs every third Thursday of the month, with thenext session on June 15, beginning at 5:30pm. Sunset Sips provides visitors with the ultimate wine tasting experience, including a train ride around the zoo, music and plenty of small snacks to compliment your wine. As the evening winds down with the “last pour” at 7pm, guests can make their way into Palm Garden for “Wine Down”, where a local expert will speak about his or her field. Past topics have included a beekeeper pouring mead, the sisters of Le Sorelle discussing olive oil production and a winemaker explaining the connection between animals ingesting alcohol and human alcoholism. Continue to check the Santa Barbara Zoo website for the announcement of June’s Wine Down guest and special music guest!


The Santa Barbara Zoo

Home to more than 200 different species, the Santa Barbara Zoo spans across a remarkable 30 acres of botanic gardens overlooking the Pacific Ocean. While the zoo loves to provide a source of entertainment and fun for its community, the zoo’s primary mission is to educate. Through school trips and hands-on programs, the Santa Barbara Zoo educates both children and adults about wildlife. In addition to educating, the zoo also participates in the Species Survival Plan (SSP) in an effort to maintain diversity among animals in human care and protect against extinction in the wild.



Tickets for Sunset Sips are $30 per person and include wine refills, hors d’oeuvres, the “Wine Down” session and a GO VINO glass. Individuals must be 21 years of age or older to purchase tickets and attend this event. Visit the Santa Barbara Zoo’s online calendar to select your desired date and purchase your tickets today!


Take a break from your hectic work schedule, head to the Santa Barbara Zoo and enjoy the wildlife while sipping on great local wine! As you plan your Sunset Sips excursion, don’t forget to book a place to stay. For this trip, consider checking in to the Inn at East Beach– an affordable and beautiful boutique hotel perfect for your California weekend!



Sunset Sips

Where: Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93103

When: June 15, 5:30 – 7:30pm

Admission: $30



Inn at East Beach    

Whatever makes your ideal California weekend getaway, the Inn at East Beach Hotel in Santa Barbara is here to help you stay well- and well within your budget! 1029 Orilla Del Mar, Santa Barbara, CA 93103. 805.965.0546