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Thursday, May 31
Robert Hall Winery (Paso Robles)

Thursday, June 28
Ancient Peaks Winery (Santa Margarita)

$140 (Members)
$150 (Nonmembers)

Must be 21+ to attend

Farm-to-table dinners, local wineries, and an exciting take on conservation and sustainability

We’ve partnered with four local, environmentally friendly wineries whose wines serve as the inspiration for custom four-course, farm-to-table dinner menus created by our own executive chef, Brad Robertson.

Each unforgettable evening is set in a different location within the zoo – the terraces of Mahale Mountains, for example, or the Amazonian stilt house within Rainforest of the Americas, or the Cambodia viewing area of Elephants of Asia.

Along with the spectacular views, enjoy looking at sustainability from different angles – from agriculture to food and wine production to wildlife conservation. Each evening focuses on a different topic and features conversations with a curator or keeper, up-close animal encounters, and wine introductions from winery representatives.

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Thursday, May 31

Robert Hall Winery (Paso Robles)

6–9 p.m.
Amazonian stilt house of the Rainforest of the Americas

Native and Natural

Some of the Robert Hall Winery’s sustainability practices include preserving and restoring the property’s native oak trees, and offering protected habitat for wildlife. Cover crops are grown between the vines to decrease soil erosion. Located throughout the vineyards are owl boxes that are specifically designed to attract barn owls, which manage pests. Learn about the importance of native plants and natural pest control with Lili Singer of the Theodore Payne Foundation for Native Plants and Wild Flowers and Curator of Birds Mike Maxcy.


Thursday, May 31

Smoked Salmon Croquette, Dill Creme Fraiche
Prosciutto and Melon Canape
Strawberry, Basil, and Goat Cheese Tartlet
Robert Hall Rose de Robles, 2015 and Robert Hall Sauvignon Blanc, Paso Robles, 2016

Ahi Tuna Carpaccio with Daikon, Pistachio Butter, and Blackberry-Ponzu
Robert Hall Chardonnay, Paso Robles, 2016

Mushroom and House Pancetta with Fines Herbs Parisienne Gnocchi
Robert Hall Syrah, Paso Robles, 2015

Lamb Shoulder with English Peas, Heirloom Carrots, and White Bean Cassoulet
Robert Hall Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles, 2015

Brillat Saverin en Croute, Strawberry Confit, Pistachios
Robert Hall Zinfandel, Paso Robles, 2015


Thursday, June 28

Ancient Peaks Winery (Santa Margarita)

6–9 p.m.
Mahale Mountains

For the Generations

Ancient Peaks Winery represents the shared vision of three longtime local wine producing and ranching families with a commitment to sustainable practices that will ensure the health of their vineyards and the surrounding habitat for generations to come. Zoos make commitments to protect endangered species by maintaining sustainable populations of the animals in their care. Discover what makes the Zoo’s chimpanzee program a model for zoos around the world and how our support and expertise are applied to vital conservation efforts in the field. Curator of Primates Candace Sclimenti will introduce the multigenerational troop, one of the largest in North America, and share stories about a recent trip to Cameroon train staff at Limbe Wildlife Centre and Ape Action Africa.


Thursday, June 28

Puff Pastry with Pickled stone fruit & Shaved Manchego
Pickled Watermelon sphere with Prosciutto & pistachio
Ginger & Sesame shrimp Toast with Spicy garlic Aioli
2016 Paso Robles Sauvignon Blanc

Goat cheese Panna cotta, smoked Watermelon, Radish, Beets, hazelnut, saffron vinaigrette
Paso Robles, Santa Margarita Ranch, Chardonnay 2015

Pork Gallantine, purple Asparagus,sorrel & shishito pepper cream
Paso Robles, Santa Margarita Ranch, Cabernet 2015

Braised short rib, Yukon potato gnocchi, Red Beet puree, watercress
Paso Robles, Santa Margarita Ranch, Oyster Ridge 2014

Semolina sponge cake, lime curd, sweet corn mousse, chocolate pearls
Paso Robles, Santa Margarita Ranch, Zinfandel 2015

The Sustainable Wine+Dinner series is for ages 21 and older. Seating is limited.

GLAZA members: If you haven’t received your discount code, please go here and fill out the code request form.

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