20th Anniversary Bacchanal Wine Gala & Auction

Saturday, November 10, 2018


Bacchanal is PAFA's flagship wine affair, attended by over 350 wine and art lovers and raising over $500,000 annually to support PAFA student scholarships and community education programs.

The black-tie gala features wine tastings, silent and live auctions, a seated dinner, live entertainment, and dancing.

This year's Thomas Jefferson Award Honorees are:
Donald R. Caldwell, Chairman Emeritus and Founder of the Bacchanal Wine Gala & Auction
Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Artist Honoree, Post-Bacc. '06, Cert. '09
David Ramey, Owner and Winemaker, Ramey Wine Cellars

The 2018 Gala Co-Chairs are Emily Cavanagh and Martha McGeary Snider.

The gala dinner is by Chef John Suley, Constellation Culinary Group.

The weekend kicks off with the Winemaker Dinner series held in private residences the week leading up to November 10th. The honored wineries are paired with a restaurant/chef for an exclusive dining experience. The vintners or their representatives are in attendance at the respective dinners.

Direct inquiries to the Development Department at or (215) 972-2103.

To view more photos from the 2017 Bacchanal, visit PAFA's Flickr gallery.