Dining & Special Events

Antinori Wine Dinner at Varia Modern Trattoria & Wine Studio at The Main

Monday, August 13th  6pm
This amazing wine dinner will feature some wonderful selections form Marchesi Antinori, each paired perfectly with cuisine from some of the area’s top chefs. Special Guest Eric Saccomini, Brand Ambassador for Antinori will be the guest speaker for the evening.


Prosecco & Passed Plates



Chilled Kusshi Oyster, watermelon Campari granita, osetra caviar


First Course

Olive Oil Poached Dorade, Tuscan bean ragout, Chesapeake crab nage

Marchesi Antinori Guado al Tasso Vermentino DOC 2016 – Bolgheri, Italy

Chef Dan Elinan

Second Course

Little Gems, crisp pancetta, rock melon, grilled peaches, shaved pecorino, walnut butter vinaigrette

Marchesi Antinori Castello della Sala “Cervaro della Sala” Chardonnay IGT 2015 – Umbria, Italy

Chef Marco Canlas

Third Course:

Chianti Braised Duck Ragù, ricotta gnocchi, toasted pignolis, parmesan and ruby port wine cream

Marchesi Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG 2014 – Tuscany, Italy

Chef Lloyd Moonga

Fourth Course:

Veal and Porcini Polpetta, tomato conserva, summer truffle, sangiovese reduction

Marchesi Antinori “Tignanello” IGT 2015 – Tuscany, Italy

Chef Kyle Woodruff

Fifth Course:

Tenderloin of Masami Wagyu, smoked polenta cake, blistered cherry tomatoes, fennel, veal jus

Marchesi Antinori “Solaia” IGT 2014 – Tuscany, Italy

Chef Fabio Capparelli

Dessert Course:

Gorgonzola and Honey Roasted Pear, brown butter pastry, pistachio gelato

Marchesi Antinori Castello della Sala “Muffato della Sala” 2008 – Umbria, Italy

Chef Greg Barnhill


Varia Modern Trattoria is located at 100 East Main Street in Norfolk. It is on the 2nd floor of The Main.
Tickets $400 per person inclusive of tax and gratuity. $200 is the charitable portion of this ticket price.

 “East Meets Western” Country Kick-Off Wine, Dinner and Dancing Party!

All proceeds benefit breast cancer research at Eastern Virginia Medical School.

Friday, August 17th  6pm – 10pm at “The View” on Rudee Inlet
This rockin’ boot-scootin’ party kicks-off our LEGENDARY  Wine, Women & Fishing Weekend! We honor special guest Jane Gardner. Come savor spectacular wines from some of our favorite female vintners, enjoy an amazing dinner prepared by the multi-talented Bill Dixon, dance the night away to the country western tunes from Garyoke Times DJ and wear your best boots and complete in the Best Boot Contest!

Sponsored by Earlene Coyner and Portsmouth Trailer Supply

Tickets: $99


The Wine Jam at Perry & Kevin DiBona’s Home

 Sunday, September 23rd 4pm – 8pm SOLD OUT
Enjoy an unforgettable afternoon at the beautiful estate of Perry and Kevin DiBona with fantastic wines and open bar, delicious cuisine by Cuisine & Company and live music from Dog Jaw! 1101 Cedar Point Drive, Virginia Beach
Parking is limited – please arrange for a driver. A shuttle will continuously run from the Princess Anne Country Club parking lot.




Joseph Phelps Wine Dinner at Becca at The Cavalier Hotel

Monday, October 15th 6pm
Tickets $500 per person inclusive
 Questions?Contact Jennie Capps at wineclassic@cox.net or 757.200.WINE