Breezy but temperate weather greeted hundreds of revelers who gathered at the Harbison Event Center at the Nut Tree for the 31st annual Solano Wine & Food Jubilee Saturday, May 19. More than 2,000 ticket holders enjoyed goods shared by scores of food, wine and brew vendors, perused hundreds of items in a silent auction and were entertained by DJ Chase Me, the Vino Banditos and dance band The Time Bandits.
From tacos to miso-infused shrimp, from IPAs and pale ales to award-winning burgundies, Jubilee guests were treated to it all. The silent auction returned in force this year, according to Adam Burke, NorthBay Healthcare Foundation board member. Early numbers show that more than $35,000 was raised, including more than $4,100 from the 12 gift baskets created by members of NorthBay Healthcare departments.
The raffle’s grand prize went to Terryl Buntrock, who was able to choose between a brand-new Nissan Altima, Buick Verano, Hyundai Sonata, Kia Optima or Mazda3 Hatchback, donated by Rami Yanni of the Wise Auto Group. More than 20 ticketholders also took home $10,000 in cash.
“We are very grateful for the support of our presenting sponsors— Al and Patt Shaw, Dr. Lee and Valerie Freeman, Wise Auto Group, Dennis and Alex Landis, Heidi Y. Campini, Paradise Valley Estates, DPR Construction and Western Health Advantage,” noted Craig Bryan, Jubilee committee chair. “They and our many other sponsor, donors and volunteers helped make this year’s event a resounding success.”