Supporting Educational Charities In Hampton Roads & Beyond

Support local youth education by attending the Chesapeake Bay Wine Classic Foundation’s annual Grand Auction, raising millions for ACCESS College Foundation and other educational charities, enabling thousands of students to pursue their dreams.


Upcoming Events

August 17 – 18, 2024

22nd Annual Wine, Women & Fishing Charity Billfish Tournament

Party time

Our Mission

Empower the youth of South Hampton Roads by providing access to education and meaningful careers.

The Chesapeake Bay Wine Classic Foundation (CBWCF) envisions a future where every young person has the opportunity to fulfill their potential and contribute to the prosperity of our community and nation. We strive to make higher education a reality for all through fundraising events and partnerships with organizations like the Access College Foundation.

Our vision is to inspire generosity and support from our community to create a brighter future for the next generation. Join us in our mission to make a positive impact on the lives of youth in South Hampton Roads.


Over the past 30 years, we’ve raised and distributed $14 million for charity. Join the Chesapeake Bay Wine Classic Foundation in supporting children’s education while enjoying fine wines.

About Us

It all started with a casual conversation at a restaurant in 1991, when Bob and Eleanor Stanton came up with the idea of hosting a party to raise money for charity.

Years in operation

Number of beneficiaries

In Donations

Join Our Mailing List

Stay up-to-date on wine events and support children’s education by subscribing to our mailing list. Join the Chesapeake Bay Wine Classic Foundation community today!

Chesapeake Newsletter Sign-Up Form


Next Steps: Sync an Email Add-On

To get the most out of your form, we suggest that you sync this form with an email add-on. To learn more about your email add-on options, visit the following page ( Important: Delete this tip before you publish the form.