New Venue Announced For Jubilee

The 27th Annual Solano Wine & Food Jubilee is moving!  

After several years at the Nut Tree Complex in Vacaville, the 2014 gala will be held at the newly opened Specialty Event Center in Fairfield, on April 25, 2014. The facility, located at 300 Chadbourne Road, is large enough to easily accommodate the Jubilee’s 2,000-plus ticket-holders, the more than 120 wine, brew and food vendors, an array of silent auction tables, a special VIP area and, for those fans of The Time Bandits, an expanded dance floor.

The Solano Wine & Food Jubilee, organized by NorthBay port the programs of NorthBay Hospice & Bereavement, has become the biggest and most popular fund-raising event in Solano County. During the past 26 years this sell-out gala has raised almost $2.3 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. 

Open That Bottle Night, a precursor to the Solano Wine & Food Jubilee, will also be moving to a new venue. The invitation-only evening for the Jubilee’s $1,250-and-above sponsors will be held on February 8 at the Theatre DeVille on Main Street in Vacaville.

 Sponsorship opportunities are being arranged now. For the minimum donation of $1,250 — and up to $20,000 and above — a sponsor will not only receive invitations to Open That Bottle Night, but 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.

Organizers also plan to offer a limited number of “VIP Table for Eight” packages for Jubilee night 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 $1,500. Please call 646-3133 to secure one of these highly popular table packages.

Solano Wine & Food Jubilee’s Presenting Sponsors for 2013 were Momentum Auto Group, Patt & Al Shaw, Dr. Lee Freeman, Gold’s Gym, and the Nut Tree. 

The Solano Wine & Food Jubilee, a black tie-optional affair (denim discouraged), gets under way April 25, 2014 at the Specialty Event Center, 300 Chadbourne Road in Fairfield, beginning at 6:30 p.m. for general admission. Tickets, for those ages 21 and over, must be purchased in advance and are $75 before Feb. 1, and $100 after that. To purchase tickets, call (707) 646-3133, or visit