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Red Wine & Gold


Red Wine & Gold

Saturday, January 14, 2017, 6:30 P.M.

in Rosary's Karcher Center 


       Join us for the fifteenth annual Red Wine & Gold on January 14, 2017. This is a "taste of" style event featuring some of the West Coast's best wines, local craft beers, and delicious dishes from some of Orange County's favorite restaurants. The purpose of the event is to raise money for need-based tuition assistance for current and future Rosary students. Your ticket to this event includes wine, beer, food, and the chance to shop our amazing auctions!

       The average price of the wine poured is consistently over $60+ a bottle! Please support all of the vendors who are donating to Rosary with your patronage – let them know Rosary sent you! Read below for confirmations of incredible wineries and restaurants participating this year.


2017 Participating Wineries, Restaurants & Breweries


Blackbird Vineyards, Colony Wine Merchants, Donum Estate, Ferguson Crest, Gamble Family Vineyards, Jaffe Estate, Louis Martini, Salvestrin, Sonoma Cutrer, Tantara Winery, Total Wine, Twisted Vine, Vino Nostra,


Bristol Farms, Colleary’s Bistro and Bakery, Cortina’s Italian Market, Craftsman Wood Fired Pizza, Fratellino’s, L.A. Italian Kitchen, Miguel’s Jr., Mulberry Street Ristorante, Nothing Bundt Cake, Taste It!, The Butchery, Wise Guys


Bootlegger’s Brewery, JT Schmid’s, Noble Ale Works, Valiant Brewing Co.


Thank you to our 2017 Sponsors and Underwriters:
Presenting Sponsor

Magnum Sponsor
Gary Bale Redi-Mix Concrete
Jim Nye Charity Auctioneer
Pau Maui Hawaiian Vodka

Surreal Systems Audio/Video

Grand Reserve Sponsor

Fernando and Becky Arias
CTA Travel and Cathie Lentz Fryer ‘76
The Darling Family
George and Leslie Engelage
Chuck and Louisa Pesci
Farrel and Lori Stevins

Robert and Barbara Wald

Cabernet Sponsor

Ashleigh Aitken and Michael Penn
John and Denise Barganski
Vincent and Michele Cortes

Michael and Robin Hawkins
Hawkins and O’Connell Families
Mark Jimenez
Dana and Jeanne Karcher
Sharon and Mark La Bonte
McDonnell Group
John and Annie Nicoletti
Ed and Julie Sigenfuse
Philip and Mary Stump

Pinot Noir Sponsor

Anthony and Cathy Babiak
David and Betsy Bigley
raig and Adina Braatz
John and Kristin Brkich
Kathleen Clune
Steve Enke and Mary Frances Giacalone

Ersek Family
Mark and Allison Ersek
John and Lori Giacomini
Matt and Krystal Guerrero
Salma Bushala-Hamud and Harold Hamud
Susan James
Larry and Kay Lee
Frankie Marrone
Mike and Ann Marshall
Howard and Jo-Anne Matsuba
Bruce and Mary Middleton
Rick and Gale Price
Todd and Tamara Theodossin

Underwriters & Donors

Fernando and Becky Arias
William and Stephanie Arrington
Braatz Family
Jennifer Brandon

Brier Family
Vincent and Michele Cortes
Kate Domino
Graves Family
Patrick and Robin Hartnett
Matthew and Heather Huarte
Yvonne and Damien Jordan
Rami and Doris Joukhadar
Alma Olguin
Riehl Family
Daniel and Corrina Rosa


Thank you to all of the Rosary families and Friends of Rosary who donated items for our auction!


Please click here to purchase your tickets today!

Can't attend but want to volunteer? Please click here for the volunteer sign ups!

Tickets and Sponsorships

Early Registration Ticket: $85.00 until January 6th

Regular Ticket: $95.00 starting on January 7th

Presenting -- $10,000.00
  • Six tickets to VIP experience
  • Twenty tickets to event with reserved seating for guests
  • Two reserved parking spaces
  • Recognition on website and event marketing

Magnum -- $5,000.00

  • Four tickets to VIP experience
  • Twelve tickets to event with reserved seating for guests
  • One reserved parking space
  • Recognition on website and event marketing

Grand Reserve -- $2,500.00

  • Two tickets to VIP experience
  • Ten tickets to event with reserved seating for guests
  • Recognition on website and event marketing

Cabernet -- $1,000.00

  • Eight tickets to event
  • Reserved table
  • Recognition on website and event marketing

Pinot Noir -- $500.00

  • Four tickets to event
  • Reserved table
  • Recognition on website and event marketing


There is a discounted young alumnae Red Wine & Gold ticket for alumnae from the classes 2012-2004. Members from these classes who would like to purchase the discounted ticket for $50.00 please contact Maggie La Bonte ’09, Advancement Services Coordinator, at


The History of Red Wine & Gold

Rosary alumna Marquita Gyben '75 and her husband Jack have two Rosary alumna daughters. In 2003 they had a vision to create a wine event at Rosary Academy as a fun way to bring the parent community together. This event would serve as a kick-off to the highlight of the year for our students, Red & Gold, which is a unique tradition at Rosary. They hoped to allow the parents to participate in the energy and excitement of Red & Gold, and to raise money for tuition assistance for students. From that seed, Rosary's Red Wine & Gold was harvested!

Red Wine & Gold has raised more than $550,000 since its inception. Hundreds of Royals who have walked the halls of Rosary have done so because of funds raised for the Trudy Mazzarella Fund and through Red Wine & Gold.

Auction Items

One of the most successful parts of this fundraising effort is our live and silent auction. If you would like to donate, please download the form below. We are looking for anything from restaurant gift cards to vacation homes; sporting tickets to memorabilia; wine to experiences. Thank you for your support!

Contact Us

If you have any questions about participating in Red Wine & Gold, please reach out to us:


2017 Event Chairs

Tiffany Kendrick

Lori Giacomini


Wineries, Breweries, and restaurants who have participated in the past include:


Alpha Omega & JH Collection • Anaheim White House • Bootleggers Brewery • Bristol Farms • Burger Parlor • Café Hidalgo • Cortina's Italian Market • Dragonette Cellars • Donum Estate Winery • Fratellino's (formerly Lomeli’s  Italian Restaurant) •  Jaffe Winery  Estate • L.A. Italian Kitchen • Labyrinth Winery • Miguel's Jr. Homestyle Mexican Food • Mt. Brave Wines • Mulberry Street Ristorante • Noble Ale Works • Nothing Bundt Cakes • Roma d'Italia • Salvestrin Winery • Sonoma Cutrer • Sort This Out Cellars • Starbucks • Supatra's Thai Bistro • Tantara Winery • Taste It! • The Butchery • The North Left • Total Wine & More • Trinchero Family Wines • Twisted Vine Wine Bar & Shop • Valiant Brewing Company • Wise Guys • and more!