Fine Wines & Fierce Felines!

Make sure to be part of the fun! 


Date: April 29, 2023


  • V.I.P: 5-6 pm
  • General Admission: 6 - 9 pm


  • General Admission: $60 SOLD OUT!
  • VIP: $85 SOLD OUT!
  • Designated Driver: $25 SOLD OUT!

Ages:  21 +

All guests must have proof
of age to enter.

Designated Driver 

As always, please be responsible and bring a designated driver or arrange for appropriate transportation.

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  • art by Topeka artists
  • baskets full of goodies
  • behind-the-scenes zoo experiences
  • & so much more!

Don't miss this fantastic opportunity to purchase a one-of-a-kind painting created by our very own Tembo, the African elephant, live at Roar and Pour Wine Fest! If art isn't your thing, don't fret, there are many other amazing items up for bid at our silent auction. For a truly unique safari experience, come sponsor a carcass feeding for our African painted dogs. If we can reach our sponsorship goal through your generous donations, we will showcase this thrilling spectacle that evening!

**you do not need to be at the event to participate in the auction!

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  • Vip Giraffe feeding
  • Elephant painting
  • Keeper chats with
    the hippo, tiger, & more!
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Animal art or art made with animals?

The art up for auction is a unique collaboration between 8 local artists and 8 Topeka Zoo animals. This fun endeavor, coordinated by DeAna Morrison of Amused gallery, has produced a unique collection of art in varying styles.  Each piece of art includes contributions from both artist and animal. The paintingprocess for the animals is an enriching and sensory-stimulating activity. Doug Frye has teamed up with Cassie the Mountain Lion. Lisa LaRue Baker (Cherokee Nation) has paired with Rudy the orangutan. Sara Myer chose Albert the otter. Andrea Nix is painting with Tembo the Elephant. Devin Wineinger will team up with the Tigers. Nancy Jones chose Vision the hippo, and Allison K-Smith is working with the Lorikeets.


NEW this year! VIP Parking and a VIP Fast Pass. This pass allows every VIP ticket holder the opportunity to “skip-the-lines” at each food and winery location. Upon arrival, we invite each guest to explore our new Giraffe and Friends exhibit, while enjoying a delicious cider, provided by Z&M Twisted Vineyard and Winery. Our VIP guests will make their way to the Venue located in the Kay McFarland Japanese Garden where each guest will enjoy dinner provided by Bobby’s Food Co. and a flight of 4 wines.

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  • Wydlewood Cellars
  • Z&M Twisted Vineyard & Winery
  • Salut Wine and Cocktail Lounge
  • Stone Pillar Vineyard & Winery
  • OZ Winery
  • Over 60 wines to sample provided by Southern Glazers and local wineries.


  • Engroff Catering
  • Cashmere Popcorn
  • Paisano’s
  • Glassy Girls
  • Amanda’s Rolls
  • Stumpy’s Smoked Cheese,
  • Bobby’s Food Co
  • US Foods
  • Hog Wild Pit BBQ
  • 2 Chefs
  • Qdoba
  • Texas Roadhouse
  • On the Border
  • Celtic Fox
  • Milk & Honey Creamery
  • Hazel Hill
  • Jefferson’s
  • More to Come!

Raise a glass to conservation & join us for our 6th annual Roar & Pour Wine Fest presented by Kaw Valley Bank, returning April 29, 2023!

The event features fantastic wine, food, and entertainment in an exciting setting. This year we are thrilled to bring back our art auction, featuring collaborative art between local artists and our resident, Topeka Zoo animals. With the opening of our new exhibit, Giraffe & Friends, Roar & Pour Wine Fest is sure to be bigger and better than ever. All proceeds benefit the Topeka Zoo, including educational programming, exhibit enhancements, and operational support.

Performers, Food, Wine, & a Great Time!