Wine Dinners

The Chesapeake Bay Wine Classic Foundation hosts special wine events and dinners throughout the year.

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Wednesday, November 6, 2024

SLOAN ESTATE Wine Dinner at Zoës Restaurant

Michelle Fox, representing the renowned SLOAN Estate Wine, is hosting a premier dinner at Zoës in Virginia Beach. SLOAN Estate is situated on the eastern hills of Rutherford and was purchased by Hong Kong billionaire businessman Sutong Pan in 2011 due to its breathtaking views and elegant wines. His baller team includes vineyard manager David Abreu, winemaker Martha McClellan, and wine consultant Michel Rolland, who spare no expense in producing remarkable wines. Chef Paul Benton is excited to share his passion for these wines with a specially crafted menu designed to complement each selection.


Thursday, November 7, 2024

Memento Mori and Friends Wine Dinner at Terrapin Restaurant

The ladies and gentleman are back in town for the wonderful Sam Kaplan Portfolio wine dinner featuring selections from Memento Mori, MAXEM, Vida Valiente and Vangone Estate – all crafted by winemaker extraordinaire, Sam Kaplan! Enjoy an exceptional evening with Lauren, Nancy, Lacey and Mark while feasting on the flawless cuisine prepared by local favorite Chef Rodney Einhorn. Special guests Hayes and Suzanna Drumwright will also be with us for this incredible evening!


Thursday, November 7, 2024

DALLA VALLE WINERY Dinner at Zoës Restaurant

Celebrate the greatness of Napa Valley and the exquisite wine of Dalla Valle, hosted by the winemaker Maya Dalla Valle at Zoës, and you have the opportunity to be part of it. Dalla Valle was founded 37 years ago by Naoko and the late Gustav Dalla Valle. The twenty-acre estate symbolizes Napa Valley’s prestige, and its most precious expression is the Maya Red Wine, a blend of cab and cab franc. Don’t miss this chance to indulge in Chef Paul Benton’s exceptional cuisine and Maya’s beautifully crafted wines, which are perfectly paired for this exclusive event.


Thursday, November 7, 2024

​​VGS CHATEAU POTELLE Wine Dinner at Cobalt Grille

We are honored to have our loyal supporter Matthew Regan of VGS Chateau Potelle hosting a fabulous wine dinner with ultra-talented Chef Alvin Williams at Cobalt Grille. VGS has a solid portfolio of beautiful wines, reflecting Jean-Noel’s very high standards and commitment to quality, executed brilliantly by winemaker Eric Stauffer. This multi-course dining event will be “Perfect without Pretension” as their moto declares!


Thursday, November 7, 2024

SCRIBE VINEYARDS and PAPPY VAN WINKLE at Hearth Wood Fired Cuisine

Join Andrew and Adam Mariani, fourth-generation California farmers of Scribe Vineyards, for an exciting evening at Hearth. This lively event promises to be a big win, with their flavorful, terroir-driven wines paired perfectly with Chef Clint Compton’s creative menu. You’ll have a great time meeting new and old friends while enjoying delicious food and drinks. To make the evening even more special, there will be a bit of Pappy Van Winkle available, and Julian, Sissy and Preston will be there to join in the fun!


The Grand Auction

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.