32nd Grand Auction Weekend Celebration


The Grand Auction is the largest and most successful wine auction on the eastern seaboard 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.

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 Southside Marina overlooking Rudee Inlet in Virginia Beach. We hope to see you there!

32nd Grand Auction Schedule of Events 2023:

For more information contact Jennie Capps at wineclassic@cox.net or call 757.200.9463.

If you have a table: Register your guests now.

2023 Honored Vintners

  • Linda Neal, Tierra Roja
  • Denise Adams, ADAMVS
  • Kit Gilbert, Simon Family Estate
  • Chris Brackett, Justin Wines
  • Eddie Gilbert, Marston Family Vineyard
  • Katie Yates, DOGFARM
  • Meghan Vandette, Dusky Goose
  • Jean Noel Fourmeaux du Sartel and Matthew Regan, VGS Chateau Potelle
  • Dr. Revana, Revana Family Vineyard
  • Matthew Meyer, Williamsburg Winery
  • Tim Porter, Porter Family Vineyards
  • Jae Chun, Dana Estates
  • Tripp Donelan, Donelan Family Wines
  • Michelle Fox, SLOAN ESTATE
  • Jenny and Rutger de Vink, RdV Vineyards
  • Emily and George Hodson, Veritas Vineyard and Winery, Flying Fox
  • Kirsty Harmon, Blenheim Vineyards
  • Dave “Coach” Todd, Robert Biale Vineyards
  • Rachel Martin, Oceano Wines
  • Emily Steen, William Cole Vineyards
  • Lauren Van Ness, Memento Mori
  • Ralph Hertelendy, Hertelendy Vineyards

2023 Participating Chefs

  • Chef Todd Jurich, Todd Jurich’s Bistro
  • Chef Alvin Williams, Cobalt Grille
  • Chef Clint Compton, Hearth
  • Chef Antonio Caruana, Luce
  • Chef David Brue,The Atlantic on Pacific
  • Chef Jake Wechsler, Cafe Provencal
  • Chef Kevin Diehl, Yiannis Wine & Food
  • Chef Brian Wegener, Eurasia Cafe


  • Hot Diggity Dogs BBQ
  • YNOT Pizza
  • Chessie Oysters


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.

Premier Education Partner: ACCESS College Foundation



Major Sponsors
Venue Sponsor Cheryl McLeskey
Platinum Sponsors

Axis Global Enterprises

Optima Health

Automobile Sponsors Checkered Flag
Charles Barker Automotive – Priority Automotive
Paddle Sponsor TowneBank
Diamond Stemware Sponsor The Franklin Johnston Group
Corkscrew Sponsor Carr Investment Group
Wine Bar Sponsor Taylor Construction

Coastal Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry

Decanter Sponsor Wall, Einhorn & Chernitzer
Ball Cap Sponsor BayPort Credit Union
Welcome Sponsor Troutman Pepper
Preview Reception Sponsor Core Assurance Partners
Gold Sponsors C&M Industries, Inc.

Dr. Alex Dale

Wine Sponsor Patty and Rodney Duckworth
Silver Sponsor ProSource of Hampton Roads   
Band Sponsor Guava Jam
Hotel Sponsors Marriott Virginia Beach OceanfrontThe Cavalier HotelThe Main
Marketing Sponsor The Meridian Group
Merlot Sponsor Heidi and Dave Jester
Pinot Noir Sponsor Eastern Virginia Medical School
Welcome Celebration Sponsor Cottrell Contracting Corporation
Table Wine Sponsor HTR Logistics