Because You Live Here!

Winos for Rhinos

Winos for Rhinos

Sunday, October 6th, 2024


Our Winos for Rhinos fundraiser is back for 2024! Join us for a wine tasting in support of rhino conservation on Sunday, October 6th in the Daniels Room at Galliford’s Restaurant & Tavern.

Proceeds from Winos for Rhinos will help support rhino conservation efforts including WorthWild Africa.

Guests will enjoy a wine tasting as well as appetizers, a raffle, a meet and greet with a couple of our animal ambassadors, a short video presentation and admission to the Great Jack O’Lantern Journey at Southwick’s Zoo after the event. New this year is a V.I.P. experience, with saved seating and a Rhino Encounter at 4:00pm.

2024 Special Guest Speaker

We are pleased to welcome Dr. Kelly George to this year’s Winos for Rhinos!

Dr. Kelly George, Executive Director of ZAA (Zoological Association of America) and managing partner of the KUZO group, whose mission is to advance the connections and care for animals through innovative teachings, guidance, and support of staff, resulting in professional growth of your team and company culture, will discuss Worth Wild Africa, a registered not for profit charity in South Africa. 100% of WWA donations go directly to field work and projects with the local community. Rhino losses from poaching have exponentially decreased due to the dehorning project that WWA has helped to support. In one reserve rhino losses came down from 38 killed in one year to none in 2022.

Ticket Information

Tickets coming soon!

Winos for Rhinos FAQ

Will tickets be available at the door?

Tickets will not be available to purchase at the door.

Where should I park? Where do I go for the event's check in?

Please park in the larger lot across the street unless you require handicap parking which is available in front of the restaurant’s entrance.

Check-in will be available from 3:00pm to 5:30pm, and will be located at GATE 1, located to the left of Galliford’s Restaurant & Tavern’s entrance. Winos for Rhinos guests CANNOT check in at the zoo’s main entrance. Please either have your ticket printed or have the ticket pdf open on your phone.

Does the ticket include zoo admission?

This year’s Winos for Rhinos ticket includes zoo admission from 3:00pm to 5:00pm. Please be aware that non-member Winos for Rhinos guests cannot use their event ticket to enter the zoo prior to 3:00pm. EARTH Members can use their membership to visit the zoo earlier in the day, however please check in with your Winos for Rhinos ticket at GATE 1 between 3:00pm and 5:30pm.

At 5:00pm, all Winos for Rhinos attendees in the zoo must return to the Daniels Room patio. Winos for Rhinos tickets do not include admission to the zoo’s Festival of Illumination.

Can I bring my children?

Attendees may bring their children, and tickets must be purchased for children ages 3 years and older. For the safety and enjoyment of all attendees, we ask that parents accompany and supervise their children at all times during the fundraiser.

Only guests that are 21 years or older are permitted to participate in the wine tasting.

Will food be available?

We will have appetizers available for event guests. Galliford’s Restaurant & Tavern will be open if you wish to order take-out to enjoy during or after the fundraiser! Visit to view current menus.

Interested in becoming a Winos for Rhinos sponsor? For information, email Betsey Brewer Bethel at

Located at Southwick’s Zoo

2 Southwick’s Street

Mendon, MA 01756



Contact Us!

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.