The Wonder Gardens hosts first-ever ‘Wine and Wonder Uncorked’ Dec. 2

The tasting brought wine enthusiasts to the garden, raising more than $14,000

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. (Dec. 20, 2023) – The Wonder Gardens hosted its inaugural “Wine and Wonder Uncorked,” a wine tasting in the gardens, Saturday, Dec. 2, delighting more than 250 guests and raising more than $14,000 to support the nonprofit gardens, a planned animal care center and new experiences for guests.

The event offered tastings of red, white, Rosé and sparkling wines paired with cheeses, crackers and fruits. Emily Roberts, owner concierge of Oakwood Vines, presented exclusive wines from the Boisset wineries in Napa, Sonoma and Burgundy. A selection of eight red, white, rosé, and sparkling wines was available. During the event, guests were encouraged to stroll and enjoy The Wonder Gardens as musician Vic Guittard and Ken Straud entertained them with cool jazz.

The nonprofit Wonder Gardens relies on philanthropy and guest admissions to support the animals and gardens, as well as plan for the future. To donate or learn about upcoming events, visit

About The Wonder Gardens
The Wonder Gardens, a charitable zoological park and botanical garden established in 1936 in Bonita Springs, is home to rescued birds and reptiles nestled among sprawling banyan trees and plantings. While preserving the best of this site’s history, the nonprofit cares for rescued, rehabilitated, and non-releasable animals, is upgrading wildlife enclosures and growing the botanical beauty of the property, while delivering education programs and events and further engaging the community to enjoy this jewel in historic Downtown Bonita Springs. The Wonder Gardens at 27180 Old 41 Road, Bonita Springs is one of the few remaining cornerstones of Old Florida, an enduring symbol of the history of the region, and a resource for learning about the environment and wildlife. For information, visit or call 239-992-2591.
This article was submitted by a Guest Author of the Above Board Chamber.