Wine, Women & Fishing

One of the most colorful annual events held by the Chesapeake Bay Wine Classic Foundation, Wine, Women and Fishing (WWF) has raised almost $400,000 for breast cancer research at Eastern Virginia Medical School. Open to women of all levels of fishing expertise, we enthusiastically thank everyone who participates in the tournament, especially the anglers, the captains and mates, and our wonderful volunteers. All activities take place under the big tent at Southside Marina – 416 Southside Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23451.

2015 Stats: We had a record 40 boats fish this year and 29 bill fish caught! 1st place: Git-R-Done with 1 blue and 1 sail; 2nd place: Tippecanoe with 3 whites; 3rd place: Don’t Panic with 1 blue; Crazy Crew: Git-R-Done with “I want your rack”; Hard Luck Crew: Double Dippin’ who never left the dock due to mechanical issues; Top tuna: Croupier – 67.1 lb; Top Dolphin – Sportsman – 32 lb.

Wine Dinners for Breast Cancer Research

Thursday, August 13: Napa in Norfolk “One HOT Night in Argentina” with Honored Vintner Florencia Palmaz

Friday, August 14: Peay Vineyards Wine Dinner with Andy Peay Chef Steve McHugh at Terrapin 


WWF Event Schedule 2015

Saturday, August 15

  • Registration: 5:30–7:30 pm
  • Captain’s Meeting: 7 pm

Sunday, August 16

  • Fishing: Lines in the water at 8:30 am; out of the water at 3 pm
  • Dock Party: 5 pm–7 pm
  • Scales open at 5 pm. Watch the decorated boats come in to the weigh station while enjoying great refreshments and North Carolina Shrimp!
  • Awards Party, Music and Dinner: 7 pm–10 pm

About the Dock Party

Enjoy a rockin’ good party with great wine, music and friends. Participate in a variety of wine seminars and Bourbon Tastings by Associated Distributors! And back by popular demand, Pitmaster Patrick Martin of Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint in Nashville, TN and Home Team BBQ of Charleston, SC will WOW you with their amazing cooking  for the dinner celebration! His brisket is UNBELIEVABLE!  Watch the Crazy Crew contest, peruse the fantastic silent auction and enjoy the open bar with summer specialty drinks! Shop for beautiful artwork by Christopher Mize and Gerome Meminger, Sr., Jewelry from Madison Jewelers or some cool items in the new truck boutique CONTRAVAN! Tinto’s Wine and Cheese Shop, Savor the Olive, Aratas Wine and AuburnJames Winery will be on site as well! Best of all, we’ll raise money for breast cancer research at EVMS!

Headline Band: Guava Jam


Guava Jam begins playing at 7pm and dinner is provided by famous pit master, Patrick Martin of Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint in Nashville, TN and Home Team BBQ of Charleston, SC.
Tickets: $65 in advance; $75 at the door


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Entry Fee

Registration is $700 per team for up to six lady anglers on a boat. (Entry fee does not include boat).  Each team receives an invitation to the registration party, six tickets to the all-inclusive awards banquet and a goody bag and t-shirt for each angler. Each team is responsible for charter fees and tipping, as well as any additional tickets for the awards banquet. Entry fee after July 15, 2015 is $800.

Scoring and Trophies

Trophies are given for first, second and third place. In addition, trophies are awarded for largest tuna, dolphin and wahoo, as well as for the Craziest Crew, Top Junior Angler, Hard Luck Crew and Top Lady Angler. There is also an optional cash prize division. For more information please contact Jennie Capps at 757.200.9463 or

Accommodations and Dockage

Call 1-800-VABEACH or log onto for information on local hotels and boat dockage in Rudee Inlet. Most hotels offer oceanfront rooms. The Virginia Beach Oceanfront Hilton is a great choice for your weekend stay, as well as Oceanaire Resort Hotel!

Team Opportunities

If you want to fish, but don’t have a team or a boat, please contact Linda Church, WWF Committee Chair at 757.288,4842 or

The Sponsors Who Help Make It All Possible

Our very generous sponsors include companies, organizations and individuals such as Farm Fresh, Cheryl  McLeskey, The Virginia Beach Billfish Tournament,  Associated Distributors/The Charmer Sunbelt Group, Charles Barker Automotive, Oceanaire Resort, Cindy and Jeff McWaters, The Williamsburg Winery, Zoe’s Restaurant, W3 Marine, Micky and Dave Jester, JES Foundation Repair and BizWiz, Fisherman’s Wharf Marina, JAZ Industries of Florida, Coastwide Marine Services, Theresa and Wayne Sawyer, Portsmouth Trailer Supply, B.F. Stanton Foundation, Cynthia Rickman and the Franklin Johnston Group. We appreciate their continued support and the participation of all of the sponsors who make Wine, Women and Fishing such a great event.

Interested in Becoming a WWF Sponsor?

In conjunction with the 13th Annual Wine, Women & Fishing Tournament we are having the spectacular Napa in Norfolk on Thursday, August 13 and a Fabulous Peay Vineyards/ Steve McHugh Wine Dinner on Friday, August 14 – Tickets are going fast! For more information click HERE!


Event Sponsor

Venue Donor

  • Cheryl McLeskey

Grand Slam Sponsor

  • US Trust Bank of America Private Wealth Management

Blue Marlin Sponsors

BAR Sponsor

White Marlin Sponsors

Sailfish Sponsors

Wahoo Sponsors

Tuna Sponsors

  • Angus Hines
  • Peacoat Press
  • Savarnas Beauty Spa
  • Getem
  • Bill Gambrell
  • Dusty Rhoads
  • Deep Sea Divas
  • James and Janet Pierrello
  • E.G. Middleton, Inc.
  • Cavalier Sportswear


  • Aldo’s Ristorante
  • Pollards Chicken
  • Backlash
  • Richard Bosley
  • Robert Bosley
  • Zoe’s Restaurant
  • Linda Church
  • Git R Done Charters
  • Doc Taylor’s
  • Christopher Mize
  • The Meridian Group
  • Captain Steve Richardson
  • Georgia Shurtz
  • Cindy Summs
  • Entourage Spa
  • Pungo Ridge, LLC
  • Lunasea
  • Tautogs
  • Nestle Water
  • The Williamsburg Winery
  • Waterman and Mike Standing
  • Virginia Beach Tuna Tournament
  • Virginia Beach Invitational Marlin Tournament