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.

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 will WOW you with his 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 new truck boutique, CONTRAVAN! 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.
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 wineclassic@cox.net.

Accommodations and Dockage

Call 1-800-VABEACH or log onto www.vbfun.com for information on local hotels and boat dockage in Rudee Inlet. Most hotels offer oceanfront rooms.

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 lchurchlady1@aol.com.

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, 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, Theresa and Wayne Sawyer, Portsmouth Trailer Supply, The Franklin Johnston Group, 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

  • Farm Fresh

Venue Donor

  • Cheryl McLeskey

Grand Slam Sponsor

  • US Trust Bank of America Private Wealth Management

Blue Marlin Sponsors

White Marlin Sponsors

Sailfish Sponsors

Wahoo Sponsors

  • Bay Propeller
  • Nestle Waters
  • One Life Fitness
  • Republic National Distributing Company

Tuna Sponsors

  • Angus Hines
  • Peacoat Press
  • Getem
  • E.G. Middleton, Inc.
  • Cavalier Sportswear

Donors

  • Aldo’s Ristorante
  • Sunday Blue Box
  • American Laser Skincare
  • 17th Street Surf Shop
  • Glamor Shots
  • Backlash
  • Balance Massage
  • Rebecca Waller
  • Richard Bosley
  • Robert Bosley
  • Andrew Carney Photography
  • Zoe’s Restaurant
  • Aratas Wines
  • David Wright Charters
  • Linda Church
  • Git R Done Charters
  • Lucky Oyster
  • Doc Taylor’s
  • La Bella Italia
  • Christopher Mize
  • MassageLuxe
  • The Meridian Group
  • Captain Steve Richardson
  • Lynnhaven Fish House
  • Georgia Shurtz
  • Cindy Summs
  • Tautogs
  • Nesle Water
  • The Blue Point
  • Waterman and Mike Standing
  • Welton’s Fresh Seafood Market
  • Virginia Beach Tuna Tournament
  • Virginia Beach Invitational Marlin Tournament

RESULTS FROM THE 12th ANNUAL TOURNAMENT:

35 boats  fished
Fish caught: 2 Blue Marlin, 35 White Marlin, 2 Sail Fish

 First Place: Jubilee –  1 Blue, 3 Whites

Second Place: Wired Up – 5 Whites
Third Place: Delta Dawn – 3 Whites
Crazy Crew: Bay Custom  – wonderful mermaid costumes and decorations!