Screwtop Wine Bar
The Palm Restaurant
SEPTEMBER 20, 6-9 p.m.
VIP Grapes Club:
|$40 FONZ members
$85 FONZ members
$10 FONZ members
FONZ members may purchase up to four tickets at the member price.
It's time to party with the primates! Toast to wildlife conservation while sampling wines from local and national wineries and vineyards. Enjoy live music and exclusive after-hours access to the Great Ape House—home to the Zoo's six western lowland gorillas.
We offer two ways to buy tickets:
Sober driver tickets are also available for $20. Sober drivers will not receive a commemorative wine glass and will not be served wine.
For an additional fee, guests will have access to the exclusive VIP Crush Pad, which includes:
These are the Grapes With the Apes vintners participating to date. Please check back for updates!
Capital Jazz Band is a collaborative of DC's finest jazz musicians both young and old. The DC Music Entertainment & Grabielismo Productions signature band is DC’s most versatile jazz band specializing in jazz from dixieland to swing/bigband, straight ahead to latin and traditional to modern.
Proceeds support animal care, conservation science, education, and sustainability at the National Zoo.
You must be at least 21 years old to attend this event. A valid ID is required for admission. This is an adults-only event. Babies and children will not be admitted.
Please note that smoking is not permitted at the Zoo. Grapes With the Apes will be held rain or shine.
FONZ encourages you to take public transportation and drink responsibly. Take the Red Line to the Woodley Park-Zoo/Adams Morgan stop or the Cleveland Park stop. The Zoo entrance lies halfway between these stops, and both are a short walk from the Zoo.
If you have questions, please call 202.633.3026.
Companies interested in sponsoring the event will receive valuable benefits ranging from logo ID on event and advertising materials to onsite signage, sampling opportunities, and complimentary tickets. Also, many sponsorships qualify for a tax deduction. For more information, call 202.633.3040 or email Pam Bucklinger.