Gala and Grand Auction

Rogue Winterfest Gala and Grand Auction

Thursday, December 3, 2015, 5:00 to 9:00 pm

PLEASE NOTE: Must be over 21 to attend

Below is the 2014 menu, sponsors, and entertainment. Prepared and sponsored by Taprock Northwest Grill and Event Center. 2015 Gala menu and entertainment will be posted by November 2015. Our 2015 sponsors and partners will be updated as culinary establishments agree to participate.

A Grand Evening

Taprock Northwest GrillCatered and sponsored by Taprock Northwest Grill.

Enjoy our locally grown Southern Oregon Bounty Buffet complemented by local wines and top entertainment. Exquisite trees and art will be auctioned. Bid on items for your loved ones or favorite charity during this enchanting evening. See below for details.


Wine Reception, Viewing of Trees and Art, and Entertainment

5:00 to 6:00 pm


6:00 to 7:00 pm

Oregon Bounty Feast

Candied Hazelnut Spinach Salad Organic Fresh Express Spinach Leaves, Homemade Candied Kirsch Family Farms Hazelnuts, Harry & David Pears, Sliced Red Onions, and Rogue Creamery Crumbled Oregon Bleu Cheese, with Rising Sun Farms Raspberry Balsamic Vinaigrette

Pacific Seafood LogoBaked Wild Oregon Sockeye Salmon Provided by Pacific Seafood and Prepared with Chardonnay, Thyme, Lemon, and Shallots

Peppered Grilled Pacific Seafood Flank Steak Topped with Dancin’ Vineyards Port Wine Demi Glaze

Mashed Roasted Harry & David Yukon Gold Potatoes with Garlic and Parmesan

Fresh Express Green Beans with Toasted Kirsch Family Farms Hazelnuts

Fresh Breads by Applegate Valley Artisan Breads and Herb Butter

Assorted Fresh Baked Desserts Served Tableside

Windmill Bakery
Pennington Farms
Taprock Northwest Grill
Goodness Gracious
Powderhorn Café
Heavenly Bakery
Murf’s Marvelous Pancake Syrup
Babe’s Bakery
Margy Goss
Toffee Gifts by Cary of Oregon

Local Food, Wine, and Brew Sponsors

Pacific Seafood (Wild Sockeye Salmon and Flank Steak)
Kirsch Family Farms (Hazelnuts)
Rising Sun Farms (Raspberry Balsamic Dressing)
Rogue Creamery (Oregon Bleu Cheese for Salad)
Cary’s of Oregon
Applegate Valley Artisan Bread
Harry & David
Local Bakeries (see above)


Cliff Creek Cellars
Deer Creek Vineyards
Del Rio Winery and Vineyards
Ledger David Cellars
Troon Vineyard
Plaisance Winery and Ranch
Wooldridge Creek Winery
Schmidt Family Vineyards
Bridgeview Winery
Serra Vineyard
Devitt Winery
Valley View Winery
Kriselle Cellars


Oregon Pour Authority


One of Southern Oregon’s premier dining establishments, Taprock Northwest Grill has graciously donated the preparation of dinner and service for this event. All ticket sales will go directly to Family Solutions, Kairos, and Options for Southern Oregon.

Thank you, Taprock, for your generous contribution and for making this special night possible!

Chris Caldwell, Gala Auctioneer

Live Auction

7:00 to 9:00 pm

Auction items include decorative trees, heirloom art pieces, and getaway packages. Proceeds from the auction will help children, teens, adults, and families at Josephine County’s mental health organizations. Bid often … bid high! Make sure you check out all of the extraordinary gift items under the trees. Bid on your favorite item for your home, office, or charity. See Gala Auction to get a sneak peek at what will be auctioned this year.

A special thank-you goes out to J&C Auctions.

Oh, What a Night!

Thousands of lights are sparkling, the Bear Hotel is decked out to its fullest, the band is playing your favorite song, your tastebuds are deliciously sated, you ask for another glass of wine.… The excitement is building … until, at last … the auctioneer steps onto the stage and cries, “Welcome to the Rogue Winterfest Live Auction!”

A special thank-you to Southern Oregon Audio and Visual for providing lighting and audio for all of the Festival events!

Violinist Performing


Check back later for the 2015 entertainment lineup.


Tickets for Rogue Winterfest go on sale in the fall. Tickets for the Grand Gala Event are $85 per person or $600 per table of eight. Please check back later for details.