Gala and Grand Auction

Bidding on Under the Sea Tree

Thursday, November 30, 2017, 5:00 to 9:00 pm

PLEASE NOTE: Must be over 21 to attend

A Grand Evening

Catered and sponsored by Taprock Northwest Grill and Event Center.

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.

Rogue Winterfest Gala Dinner Menu

Culinary Preparation & Service Sponsor – Taprock Northwest Grill

Taprock Northwest GrillMeal Sponsor & Product Donation – Grants Pass Fred Meyer

Fred Meyer Logo

Entrée & Appetizer provided by Pacific Seafood

Pacific Seafood Logo

Wine & Beverage Sponsors – American Insurance Company (Shirley Roberts)

American Family Insurance - Shirley Roberts Agency Logo

Climate City Brewing & Southern Oregon Wineries


5:00 – 6:00 PM

Served Butler Style

Oysters on the Half Shell with Sliced Lemon & Champagne Mignonette Sauce
and Homemade Cocktail Sauce

Bacon Wrapped Dates


6:00 – 7:00 pm


Roasted Beet, Orange, & Avocado Mixed with Organic Wild Greens
and Tossed with Herb Citrus Vinaigrette & Toasted Almonds


Dry Rub Tri-Tip Grilled with Garlic-Shallot Pureé

Fresh Poached Steelhead with Cucumber-Dill Sauce


Pan-Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Butternut Squash
Seasoned with Sage, Tarragon, & Lemon Zest


Fingerling Potatoes with Roasted Garlic & Rosemary

Homemade Breads with Herb Tarragon Butter


Served Tableside

Murf’s Marvelous Handcrafted Syrups (Trifles)

Sweet Stuff

Bakery TBD (Gluten-Free Cupcakes)

Taprock Northwest Grill

Harry & David

Brookdale at the Springs

Powderhorn Café

Heavenly Sweets Bakery

Grants Pass Fred Meyer

Truffle Gifts Provided by:

Cary's of Oregon Logo

A Special THANK-YOU to our Wine & Brew Sponsors

A special thank-you goes to American Family Insurance – Shirley A. Roberts Agency for sponsoring tonight’s Gala Wines and Brews!

We are proud to serve Southern Oregon Wines and Brews provided by:

Cliff Creek Cellars
Red Lily Vineyards
Ledger David Cellars
Troon Vineyard
Wooldridge Creek Winery
Schmidt Family Vineyards
Serra Vineyard
Devitt Winery
Valley View Winery
Kriselle Cellars
DANCIN Vineyard
LongSword Vineyard
Climate City Brewing Co.


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!

Cris 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!

Park Place Jazz


Tonight’s entertainment is provided by Park Place Jazz, an assembly of professional musicians with decades of combined musical experience specializing in a wide variety of music genres, including jazz, swing, Latin, soul, and R&B.


Tickets for the Gala and Grand Auction are $100 per person and $750 for a table of 8. They go on sale starting October 1, 2017. SOLD OUT! To be put on a waiting list, please call Event Planner, Sue Price at 541.890.5472.