The Solano Wine & Food Jubilee, organized by NorthBay Healthcare Foundation to support the programs of NorthBay Hospice & Bereavement, has become the biggest and most popular fund-raising event in Solano County. Over the past 25 years this sell-out gala has raised more than $2.8 million, enabling NorthBay to provide physical, emotional and spiritual care for the terminally ill, regardless of their ability to pay. With this support, these patients – and their families – are able to live their final days as peacefully and as comfortably as possible.
The Solano Wine & Food Jubilee is the area’s premiere food- and wine-tasting event. It offers ticket-holders an opportunity to spend hours noshing on an array of sweet and savory foods offered by as many as 120 of the region’s most notable restaurants and food merchants, wineries and breweries.
The Jubilee also offers ticketholders an opportunity to purchase raffle tickets for cash or prizes, or to browse among tables of exotic silent auction items. The evening concludes with coffees, desserts and dancing to the music of The Time Bandits, one of our area's hottest dance bands.
This year, two other events will occur the week before the Jubilee, as additional fund-raising opportunities for the programs of NorthBay Hospice & Bereavement. They include Passport Sunday, a very popular tasting tour of the wineries and restaurants of Suisun Valley, and a benefit bike ride through the valley, both on April 14.
Organizers also plan to offer a limited number of “VIP Table for Eight” packages again this year. These VIP tables include many of the benefits afforded VIP ticket-holders – early admittance, special treats on arrival, and access to the “VIP Lounge” – for $1,000. Please call 646-3133 to secure one of these highly popular table packages.
Solano Wine & Food Jubilee’s Presenting Sponsors for 2012 were Patt & Al Shaw, Dr. Lee Freeman, Burger King Restaurants, Gold's Gym, Iron Steed Harley-Davidson and the Nut Tree.
Sponsorship opportunities are still available, and for a minimum of $1,250 a sponsor can enjoy early entrance to the Jubilee beginning at 5:30 p.m., an invitation to a private reception at the event, hotel accommodations and limousine service, as well as an invitation to the exclusive four-course vintners' dinner -- Open That Bottle Night -- on February 23, 2013.
The Solano Wine & Food Jubilee, a black tie-optional affair (denim discouraged), gets under way at the Nut Tree Complex beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tickets, for those ages 21 and over, must be purchased in advance and are $75 each, or $100 at the door, if still available. To purchase tickets, call (707) 646-3133, or go online at www.wineandfoodjubilee.org.