Red Wine & Gold

Red Wine & Gold

Saturday, January 13, 2018, 6:30 P.M.

in Rosary's Karcher Center 


Join us for the fifteenth annual Red Wine & Gold on January 13, 2018. 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 bid on amazing auction items!

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 and years past.



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Can't attend but want to volunteer? Please click here to sign up! 


There is a discounted young alumnae Red Wine & Gold ticket for alumnae from the classes 2014-2008. 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 You must be 21 years old by January 13, 2018 to attend.


2018 Participating Wineries, Restaurants & Breweries

Jaffe Estate, Salvestrin Winery, Total Wine, Colony Wine Merchant, Twisted Vine, Tantara Winery, Anomaly, Donum Estate, Vino Nostra Wine Bar, Sonoma-Cutrer, Wines of Greece 


Amazing Cakes, Bristol Farms, The ButcheryCampitelli Cookies-Placentia, Citrus City GrilleLA Italian Kitchen, Miguel's Jr., Naples Rib CompanyNothing Bundt Cakes, Portofino Trattoria, Starbucks Coffee, VACA,  Wise Guys, Wreckless



Bootlegger’s Brewery, The Bruery, Stereo Brewery, JT Schmid's


Thank you to our 2018 Sponsors and Underwriters

Presenting Sponsor
 Jack and Marquita '75 Gyben
Hennessey & Hennessey LLC

Magnum Sponsor
Jim Nye Charity Auctioneer

Grand Reserve Sponsor
Jim and Kathy Darling and CHUBB
CTA Travel and Cathie Lentz Fryer ‘76
Connect Logistics
George and Leslie Engelage
Gary Bale Redi-Mix Concrete
Ruth Bigelow Lester '84 and Julie Naperala Scheibe '84
Los Angeles Galvanizing Company
Chuck and Louisa Pesci
Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange
Dr. Robert and Barbara Wald

Cabernet Sponsor
Fernando and Becky Arias
Manuel and Carmen Esparza
Michael and Robyn Hawkins
Patrick and Karen Hennessey
Matt and Heather Huarte
Susan James
Larry and Kay Lee
Tom and Linda Meyer
Rick and Gale Price
Philip and Mary Stump

Pinot Noir Sponsor
Dave and Betsy Bigley
Karl and Susie Brier
Jack and Kristin Brkich
Salma Bushala and Harold Hamud
Martin and Sylvia Cazarez
Kathleen Clune
Dennis and Pat Dascanio
Bill and Kate '75 Domino
Steven Enke and MaryFrances Giacalone
Andrew and Marion Ersek
John and Lori Giacomini
Jon and Shannon Hawkins
Paul and Tracey Irving - Praetorian Advisors
Chuck and Sandra Kosin
Marc and Terrie Labreche
David and Patty Lahr
Mike and Ann Marshall
Michael Martinez and Maryanne McMillan
Dr. Howard and Jo-Anne Matsuba
Trudy Mazzarella
R.D. and Kathleen '77 McDonnell
Dr. Matt and Mary Nisco
Shawna L. Pautsch
Curtis and Debbie Wesseln
Wilson and Hesseltine Families
Russell and Mary Wong

Underwriters & Donors 
Roger and Eleanor Colvin
Robert and Noreen Curry
Matt and Amy Crowley
Paul and Tracey Irving
The Flower Girl Orange County
Damien and Yvonne '77 Jordan
David and Patty Lahr
Tom and Linda Meyer
Daniel and Martha Miller
Nestle Waters
Alma Olguin

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




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 $1,000,000 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:


2018 Event Chairs

Lori Giacomini
Tracey Irving
Carmen Esparaza


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!