Skip to main content

Saturday, May 6, 2023
5–8 PM
VIP hour 4–5 PM


Roar and Pour. It’s a wild wine tasting event where the animals stay out late and the Zoo is open so guests can stroll and sip.

For ages 21 and over only. Children of any age will not be admitted. Event held rain or shine.

General Admission $95/person

Includes unlimited wine tastings and one souvenir glass, train ride, giraffe feeding, and exclusive access to Zoo grounds after hours.

VIP $130/person

Includes all general admission perks, plus early entry/VIP hour (4–5 PM), appetizers, and animal encounters.

Event Information


Dress comfortably for this casual wine festival, you’ll be outside and walking mostly on grass. The evenings can get chilly this time of year, so bring layers!

Food & Drink

Outside food or drink is not allowed at Roar and Pour. Your General Admission ticket includes unlimited tastings, and if you’re a Roar and Pour VIP, appetizers are included too.

Food and non-alcoholic beverages are also available for purchase.

Getting Here

Whether you take a train, plane, car, or bus, transportation in Santa Barbara is incredibly accessible. Check out transportation options here.

There is limited parking at Roar and Pour for $11/vehicle. Cars may be left in the lot overnight but must be picked up by 9:30 AM on Sunday.

Transferring Tickets

To transfer your Roar and Pour ticket to someone else, simply print the ticket and give it to that person (or email and have them print it out). They will need to bring the printed ticket AND their photo ID at event check-in, but the name on the ID does not need to match the name on the ticket.


A Roaring Good Time

  • Tastings from the region’s leading wineries and breweries
  • Souvenir wine glass
  • Unlimited giraffe feedings (limited time availability)
  • Unlimited train rides
  • Zoo animals out late and zookeeper talks
  • Unique and beautiful event venue

All proceeds benefit the animals at the Santa Barbara Zoo.

Wineries Wanted

The success of Roar and Pour is due, in great part, to the generous donations of our winery partners. Won’t you join us this year? Register for Roar and Pour early, as space is limited.


Directions and Parking

From U.S. 101, exit Cabrillo Boulevard.

Take East Cabrillo Boulevard to Niños Drive.

The Zoo is on the right after 1/10 mile.

The Zoo is approximately 30 minutes from Ventura, 50 minutes from the Santa Ynez Valley, and 90 minutes from Los Angeles.

500 Ninos Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93103