Solano Wine & Food Jubilee, Open That Bottle Night Tickets on Sale
Hunting for a special gift that gives all year long? Tickets to the Solano Wine & Food Jubilee not only offer a gala evening in May, but funds raised through ticket sales support NorthBay Hospice & Bereavement programs through the year.
The 30th annual Solano Wine & Food Jubilee, to be held May 20, 2017, will be held at the Nut Tree in Vacaville.
And, for the first time, tickets to Open That Bottle Night, a black-tie gala, are being made available to the general public. Previously only offered by invitation to the Jubilee’s largest sponsors, this year’s Open That Bottle Night will be held at the Sunrise Event Center on Feb. 11 and will feature a Nut Tree Restaurant-themed dinner, a performance by internationally acclaimed performance artist David Garibaldi, as well as other special guests, and a Live Auction. Auctioneer Joe Gates will keep the bidding on exotic vacations, artwork and sports memorabilia moving along at a fast pace during the evening.
Both are fund raising events for the programs of NorthBay Hospice & Bereavement.
Holding the Jubilee at the Harbison Event Center at the Nut Tree is possible due to a collaboration between NorthBay Healthcare Foundation, the City of Vacaville and Dunhill Partners, Nut Tree’s management entity. The venue will be gussied up to host the Jubilee, Solano County’s largest fundraising event.
“It’s a milestone year for the Jubilee, and we’re thrilled we can celebrate it at such a historic location,” noted Brett Johnson, president, NorthBay Healthcare Foundation.
As in years’ past, 2017 Jubilee ticketholders will be able to sample an array of foods, wines and brews offered by a number of Solano County’s most generous restaurateurs, breweries and wineries. With a “wine country casual” theme, ticketholders will be able to stroll about the Harbison Event Center grounds, sampling some of the area’s best foods and award-winning beverages, enjoying dance music by multiple artists.
Also that night, some lucky Jubilee Raffle ticket holder will learn if they have won a choice of a brand new car, courtesy of Rami Yanni of The Wise Auto Group: either a 2017 Buick Verano, a Nissan Altima or a Hyundai Sonata, or one of several cash prizes.
The Harbison Event Center is named after the Harbison House, a 1900s-era home that belonged to the owners of the Nut Tree Restaurant. The restaurant opened in 1921, but closed in 1996. Harbison House was saved, donated to the Vacaville Museum in 1998 and moved to a piece of city property in the center of a 3-acre lot that eventually became the Nut Tree Family Park. When it opened in 2006, the mixed-use complex featured meeting rooms and an amusement park with a roller coaster, bumper cars, and an arcade. The amusement park was dismantled in 2009.
Tickets for Solano Wine & Food Jubilee have a value of $125 but are discounted for early purchasers. Tickets to Open That Bottle Night are $250 per person and include a ticket to the 2017 Jubilee.
Jubilee Raffle tickets are $50 each or buy two and get the third for free. They can be purchased by calling (707) 646-3133, purchased with a credit card by fax at (707) 646-3135, or in person at the NorthBay Healthcare Foundation office at 4500 Business Center Drive in Fairfield,
For more information about the Solano Wine & Food Jubilee, or to purchase tickets, go to www.wineandfoodjubilee.org or contact Colleen Knight, Foundation program coordinator, at (707) 646-3131.