Silver Celebration for 2012 Solano Wine & Food Jubilee

The 2012 Solano Wine & Food Jubilee will celebrate its 25th anniversary when the event returns to the Nut Tree Complex in Vacaville on April 27. In honor of this silver celebration, event organizers promise an array of enhancements that should make the Wine & Food Jubilee—already Solano County’s must-do social event of the year—an even hotter ticket.

Attendees will again dance to the music of the Time Bandits.

The Solano Wine & Food Jubilee is the primary fund-raiser for the programs of NorthBay Hospice & Bereavement, and during the past 24 years the gala affair has raised more than $2 million. These funds have enabled NorthBay to provide physical, emotional and spiritual care for the terminally ill, allowing these patients and their families to live their final days as peacefully and as comfortably as possible. NorthBay Hospice & Bereavement provides its services to all regardless of their ability to pay.

The Jubilee offers ticket-holders an opportunity to spend hours tasting an array of sweet and savory foods from the region’s most notable restaurants and food merchants, paired with pourings from numerous top-flight wineries and breweries, as well as other beverages.

Among several new twists for the 25th anniversary affair is a major enhancement to the Jubilee raffle. This year it includes an opportunity to win a 2012 Electra Glide Ultra Limited motorcycle in Vivid Black donated by Iron Steed Harley-Davidson ($23,999 MSRP), and $11,000 in additional cash prizes.

Making the raffle even more enticing is the “buy two, get the third free” offer. Tickets are $50 each and can be purchased by calling (707) 646-3133.

The donated motorcycle will be a featured part of a special “Poker Run” through Suisun Valley on April 21. For more information about this and other Jubilee-related activities, visit There will also be dancing to the music of The Time Bandits, and a silent auction.

As in the past, the event will be held under an enormous tent, through a joint arrangement with Total Home & Garden Show. This year, the show will be held at the Nut Tree the weekend before the Jubilee, from April 20 to 22.

The Solano Wine & Food Jubilee’s Presenting Sponsors for 2012 are Patt and Al Shaw, Freeman Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, Sacca Family Burger King Restaurants, Gold’s Gym, Iron Steed Harley-Davidson and the Nut Tree.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available, and for a minimum of $1,000 a sponsor can enjoy early entrance to the Jubilee, an invitation to a private reception at the event, hotel accommodations and limousine service, as well as an invitation to the exclusive Open That Bottle Night event on February 25.

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 visit

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