Win Some New Wheels

A brand new car for a $50 investment? Well, that could be a possibility for the lucky person who takes home the Solano Wine & Food Jubilee Raffle’s Grand Prize.

That top prize is a choice of a 2017 Nissan Altima, 2017 Buick Verano or 2017 Hyundai Sonata, courtesy of local auto dealer Rami Yanni.

Raffle prize tickets are $50 each, or buy two and get the third for free.  

Yanni has four dealerships -- Vacaville Nissan, Vacaville Dodge, Vacaville Buick GMC, and Vacaville Hyundai – and he has generously supported the Solano Wine & Food Jubilee for the past four years.

The Solano Wine & Food Jubilee and its Raffle are fund-raising opportunities for the programs of NorthBay Hospice & Bereavement.

In addition to the choice of cars as a top Raffle prize, $10,000 in cash will also be awarded, according to Wendy Jackson, raffle chair. There will be 12 winners of $125, 10 winners of $500, one winner of $1,000 and one $2,500 winner.

The best part? Odds of winning something are about one in 100, as only 2,500 tickets will be sold.

Raffle tickets 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, or at Jackson Medical Supply on Main Street in Vacaville.

The winning tickets will be drawn at the 30th Annual Solano Wine & Food Jubilee, set for May 20, 2017 at Harbison Event Center at the Nut Tree in Vacaville.

Ticketholders need not be present to win, but those who do attend will experience Solano County’s finest opportunity to mingle and socialize while enjoying an evening of wine, food and great music, all while benefitting a great cause – the programs of NorthBay Hospice & Bereavement.

Presenting Sponsors are Al and Patt Shaw, Freeman Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, Rami Yanni of Vacaville Nissan, Dodge, Hyundai and Buick GMC, Western Health Advantage, DPR Construction and Brett and Mimi Johnson.

The 30th Annual Solano Wine & Food Jubilee has a wine country casual theme this year, and the event gets under way at 6:30 p.m. Jubilee tickets, for those ages 21 and over, are $75 each (plus a small service charge) through March 31, and must be purchased in advance by going to will be $100 after March 31 and $125 on the day of the event, if still available. For more information, call (707) 646-3133.