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. 2015 sponsors and partners will be updated as culinary establishments agree to participate.
A Grand Evening
Catered 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
Baked 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
Taprock Northwest Grill
Murf’s Marvelous Pancake Syrup
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
Plaisance Winery and Ranch
Wooldridge Creek Winery
Schmidt Family Vineyards
Valley View Winery
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!
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.
Check back for 2015 Entertainment!