The Grand Auction – November 11, 2017

Thank you for making a difference in the lives of our youth!

If you would like to make a donation to the Napa and Sonoma Community Disaster Relief Funds please do! They will appreciate every penny we can provide. 100% of your donation will go to help the victims of the Northern California fires.

The Grand Auction is the largest and most successful wine auction in Virginia and we are looking forward to another amazing event this year. Grand Auction activities begin at noon with the preview reception featuring gourmet cuisine prepared by eight of the region’s top chefs complemented by exquisite champagnes and wines.

Schedule of Events:

Thursday, November 9 – Vintner of the Year Dinner with The Mascot

Friday, November 10 – Trade Only Tasting

Friday, November 10 – Honored Vintners Reception

Saturday, November 11 – 27th Annual Grand Auction – Noon

In addition to rare and highly collectible wines, guests can bid on special travel itineraries ranging from long weekends to exotic vacations, dining at many of the area’s best restaurants, luxury merchandise and unique lifestyle packages.  The festivities take place on the grounds of Eleanor and Bob Stanton’s home overlooking the Lynnhaven River and Bayville Golf Club in Virginia Beach. We hope to see you there.

Auctioneer Ursula Hermacinski will lead the Grand Auction this year!

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Sponsorship and Ticket Information

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Lovely accommodations for the Grand Auction weekend may be arranged at several properties who partner with us to make the weekend spectacular for each guest:

Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront

Hilton Garden Inn

Ramada Inn Virginia Beach Oceanfront

For more information, contact Jennie Capps at or call 757.200.9463.
To purchase individual tickets, call 757.200.9463
To register your table, click here.

Participating Wineries

  • Abiouness Wines
  • Aratas Wine
  • Adobe Road Winery
  • Afton Mountain
  • Ankida Ridge Vineyards
  • Araujo Estate Wines
  • Arietta
  • Arkenstone
  • AuburnJames Winery
  • B Cellars
  • Baldacci Vineyards
  • Barboursville Vineyards
  • Biale Winery Napa Valley
  • Blackbird Vineyards
  • BOND Estates
  • Boxwood Estate Winery
  • VGS Chateau Potelle
  • Colgin Cellars
  • Continuum Estates
  • Dana Estates
  • Darioush Winery
  • Demuth Wines
  • Donelan Family Vineyard
  • Early Mountain Winery
  • Fairwinds Estate Winery
  • Foley Family Wines
  • Frost Wines
  • Grace Family Vineyard
  • Harlan Estates
  • Hertelendy Vineyards
  • J. Wilkes Wines
  • Ken Wright
  • Keplinger Wines
  • Kosta Browne Winery
  • Linne Calodo
  • Mazzaroth Winery
  • Melka Wines
  • Mellowood Vineayards
  • Moss Vineyards
  • Porter Family Vineyards
  • Robert Foley Vineyards
  • Screaming Eagle
  • Shadowbox Cellars
  • Terra Valentine
  • The Mascot
  • Tierra Roja Vineyard
  • Trespass Vineyard and Winery
  • Veritas Winery
  • Williamsburg Winery

Participating Restaurants

  • Guy Fieri’s Smokehouse
  • Blue Moon Taphouse
  • Todd Jurich’s Bistro
  • Press 626 Wine Bar
  • Atlantic Shores
  • Eurasia Cafe
  • Zoe’s Restaurant
  • Bella Monte Enoteca
  • Chops Steakhouse
  • Sirena Seriously EATalian

Additional Catering

  • Chessie Oysters

CBWCF Sponsors and Friends

Thanks to All of Our Sponsors and Friends
We’re always striving to make CBWCF events more rewarding for our participants and our beneficiaries. Sponsors and friends make it possible to transform our visions into first class wine-related experiences that support educational opportunities for young people in Hampton Roads.

Chesapeake Bay Wine Classic Foundation Sponsors


Additional Sponsors
Venue Sponsor Eleanor and Bob Stanton
Winery Sponsor The Williamsburg Winery
Automobile Sponsors Checkered Flag
Charles Barker Automotive
Priority Auto Group
Paddle Sponsor  TowneBank
Stemware Sponsor
The Franklin Johnston Group
Corkscrew Sponsor Atlantic Shores Retirement Community
Grand Sponsor Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust
Table Wine Sponsor PRA Group
Public Relations Sponsor
The Meridian Group
Special Facilities Sponsor
Troutman Sanders
Preview Reception Sponsor  Core Assurance Partners
Ticket Sponsor  Tri-State Utilities
Printing Sponsor CentricCommunications
Gold Sponsors
Cottrell Contracting Corporation
Hotel Sponsor Hilton Garden Inn and Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront
Merlot Sponsor
Mickey and Dave Jester
Pinot Noir Sponsors Carr Investment Group
Eastern Virginia Medical School
Wendy and Bob Howard
Live Lot Sponsors
Francois and Patrick Duffeler
Mickey and Dave Jester
Mary and RJ Nutter
Loretta and Tom Rich
Dianne and Tom Johnston
Paige and Joe Takach
Janice and Bob Wells
Sharon and Gene Ross