Sustainable Wine + Dinner Series

Presented by

City National Bank, An RBC Company


For these exclusive evenings under the stars at the L.A. Zoo, we’ve partnered with California wineries whose offerings serve as the inspiration for custom four-course menus created by our own executive chef, Eileen Aguilera. Along with the spectacular views of the Zoo, guests will be able to see 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 and wine introductions from winery representatives.  

Next DinNer

ampelos cellars

Thursday, May 18, 2023
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
$175 per person ($165 for Members*)
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Upcoming Dinners

Riboli Family Wines

Thursday, June 15
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
$175 per person ($165 for Members*)
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Pisoni Family Vineyards

Thursday, July 13
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
$175 per person ($165 for Members*)
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*To receive the discount, Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association members must log in with their member ID and the last name of the primary member on your membership card. The discount will be automatically applied. If you’re a member and have questions about or difficulty logging in, please email [email protected] Not a member? Click here to join today!

Ampelos Cellars

Ampelos Cellars was the first U.S. wine producer with a certified organic, sustainable, biodynamic vineyard. The vineyard is in the eastern end of the Santa Rita Hills appellation—a cool climate area perfect for growing Pinot Noir, Grenache, Syrah, Viognier, and Riesling. It’s one of the few vineyards that get the cool breezes from the Santa Rita Hills, Santa Rosa Hills, and La Parisima Mountains.

Ampelos Cellars – MAY 18, 2023 Menu

Passed Hors D’oeuvres

Wine Choice: 2021 Santa Barbara County Viognier – Phi

Smoked Salmon Bouche
Braised Beef Short Rib Bao Buns
Apricot Goat Cheese Bites


Wine Choice:  2019 Sta Rita Hills, Pinot Noir – Lambda

Heirloom Tomato Tartare
Haas avocado, shallots, basil, shaved mozzarella,
balsamic vinegar and extra virgin olive oil and garlic crostinis


Wine Choice: 2018 Sta Rita Hills, Syrah/Grenache – Syrache

Soy Glazed Barramundi with Pineapple Crudo
Green curry sauce with forbidden rice and baby bok choy


Wine Choice: 2016 Late Harvest Viognier

Yuzu Meringue Tart

Riboli Family Wines

Menu coming soon.

Pisoni Family Vineyards

Pisoni Family Vineyards – July 13, 2023 Menu

Passed Hors D’oeuvres

Wine Choice: 2022 Lucy Rosé of Pinot Noir

Goat Cheese Stuffed Purple Potato Bites
Mozzarella Stuffed Arancini with a Saffron Aioli
Crunchy Gamba Shrimp Skewer with Aji Amarillo Mango Puree


Wine Choice: 2022 Lucy Pico Blanco – 85% Pinot Gris/15% Pinot Blanc

Chilled Cucumber Soup with Feta Cheese Crumbles


Wine Choice: 2021 Lucia by Pisoni “Estate Cuvée” Pinot Noir

Coffee Rubbed Maple Leaf Farms Duck Breast
Root Vegetable Puree, Fondant Potatoes, Broccolini, Cipollini Onions, and Tart Cherry Reduction


Wine Choice: 2021 Lucia by Pisoni “Estate Cuvée” Chardonnay

Ube Cream Puffs with Ube Glaze

The Sustainable Wine+Dinner Series is for guests aged 21 and older. Seating is limited. GLAZA reserves the right to cancel and/or reschedule this event for the sake of public health and safety. All ticket sales are final. 

We are unable to accommodate substitutions to the menu. If you have food allergies, please contact our catering department at 323-741-0366 at least two weeks before the event date.