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.

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

Gala Wine & Brew Sponsors – Mock Ford

Mocks Ford Logo

Climate City Brewing & Southern Oregon Wineries


Served Butler Style

Sushi Grade Ahi Tuna Cubes with Seaweed

Bacon Wrapped Dates

5:00 to 6:00 pm


6:00 – 7:00 pm


Candied Pecans, Harry and David Pears, Red Seedless Grapes, Rogue Creamery Oregonzola, Red Onions, mixed with Organic Wild Greens and Arugula tossed with Pomegranate Vinaigrette.


Grilled Tri Tip  (provided by Pacific Seafood) with Oregon Dry Rub  and topped with Grilled Onions, Mushrooms, Red Wine & Mustard Sauce

Pecan Crusted Columbia River Steelhead (provided by Pacific Seafood) with Citrus Sauce


Parmesan-Crumb Broccoli


Roasted Red Potatoes with Garlic and Rosemary

Homemade Breads with Tarragon Herb Butter


Assortment of Locally Made Delectable Sweets – Supplied by Fred Meyer, Taprock Northwest Grill, Margy Goss (Gluten Free), Murf’s Marvelous Syrup and Pancakes (Trifles), GG SugarPlum Mobile Bakeshop, Cultured Palate, Harry and David, Sweet Stuff Cakes, and Brookdale at the Springs.

A Special THANK-YOU to our Wine & Brew Partners

Cliff Creek Cellars
Paschal Winery
Ledger David Cellars
Troon Vineyard
Wooldridge Creek Winery
Schmidt Family Vineyards
Serra Vineyard
Devitt Winery
Valley View Winery
Kriselle Cellars
DANCIN Vineyard
LongSword Vineyard

Plaisance Winery and Ranch

Del Rio Vineyards 
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! Service is provided by Taprock Northwest Grill Staff, Grants Pass High School Culinary Students, and SOU Hospitality & Tourism Group.

Cris Caldwell, Gala Auctioneer

Live Auction

7:00 to 9:00 pm

Auction items include decorative trees, heirloom art pieces, and Pamper Yourself at Club Northwest and The Spa at Club Northwest “Services for a Year” Package. 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 and Cris Caldwell, our auctioneer for the night.

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.


The Gala event is SOLD OUT, as are the Golden Social and Culinary Christmas Classic & Silent Auction. You can still attend the Weekend Holiday Event (tickets only sold at the door).