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Winos for Rhinos

Winos for Rhinos

Friday, September 30th, 2022


Our Winos for Rhinos fundraiser is back for 2022! Join us for a wine tasting in support of rhino conservation on Friday, September 30th in the Daniels Room at Galliford’s Restaurant & Tavern.

Proceeds from Winos for Rhinos will help support rhino conservation efforts including Project Rhino.

Guests will enjoy a wine tasting as well as appetizers, a raffle, and a virtual presentation followed by a Q&A session.

2022 Winos for Rhinos Schedule

3:00pm-5:30pm: Check-in at GATE 1

Please have your tickets printed or open on your phone. Event guests can check in starting at 3:00pm to explore the zoo before heading to the Daniels Room at 5:00pm for the start of the event. All Winos for Rhinos attendees must return to the Daniels Room at this time. After the event, guests will exit through Galliford’s. Winos for Rhinos guests must arrive to check-in by 5:30 to be guaranteed entry into the event. Guests CANNOT check in at the zoo’s main entrance.

5:00pm-7:00pm: Wine Tasting in front of the Daniels Room

Please head to the lower outdoor patio behind Galliford’s at 5:00pm. Guests will enjoy a wine tasting and appetizers accompanied by acoustic music performed by Matt Genese.

7:00pm-8:00pm: Virtual Presentation followed by a discussion

Learn about the current rhino poaching crisis and what can be done to help.

Ticket Information

$50 Nonmember

$45 EARTH Member

Ticket includes:
Southwick’s Zoo admission from 3:00pm-5:00pm on September 30th, wine tasting, appetizers, and presentation. A cash bar will also be available in the Daniels Room during the event for attendees that are 21+ who wish to purchase additional beverages.

*Must be 21+ to participate in the wine tasting. Attendees may bring their children, however an event ticket is required for any children ages 3 years or older.

*Winos for Rhinos tickets do not include admission to Southwick’s Zoo’s Festival of Illumination.

EARTH Member Pricing:
To receive your member discount, click “enter promotional code” when you purchase tickets. Your code is the first 5 letters of your last name + the first 2 letters of your first name. Example: John Smith=SMITHJO. If your last name is fewer than 5 letters, just use your full last name + the first 2 letters of your first name.

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



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