Every year, I’ve heard about The Chesapeake Bay Wine Classic Foundation’s  wine classic. It’s one I’ve never attended; however, I’ve heard glowing reports for a very long time. If I were anywhere near it, I’d be there!

The wine classic is a 501 (C)(3), which means that it benefits local charities. This year is the Twenty-Seventh Annual Grand Auction, to be held on the banks of the Chesapeake Bay. It’s November 10-12th, 2017, and you’re invited!

Vintner of the Year, Ms Amanda Harlan of “The Mascot” Napa Valley, will welcome Honored Vintners to the stage, to kick off a spectacular weekend in the world of wine. This year’s Honored Vintners includes the following:

  • Abiouness (Napa)
  • Adobe Road (Sonoma)
  • Afton Mt (VA),
  • Ankida Ridge Vineyards(VA)
  • Aratas Wine (Napa)
  • Baldacci Vineyards (Napa)
  • Biale Winery (Napa)
  • Blackbird Winery (Napa)
  • Boxwood Winery (VA)
  • Demuth Wines (Sonoma)
  • Early Mountain Winery (VA)
  • Fairwinds Winery (Napa)
  • Hertelendy Wines (Napa)
  • J.Wilkes Winery (Santa Barbara)
  • Keplinger (Napa)
  • Mazzaroth Vineyards (MD)
  • Moss Vineyards (VA)
  • Shadowbox Winery (Napa)
  • Tierra Roja (Napa)
  • Veritas Vineyards (VA)
  • Williamsburg Winery (VA).

With the support and generosity of vintners and donors, attendees will celebrate with paddle and wine glass in hand, to raise over one million dollars, for charitable organizations in need in one very spectacular afternoon.

Built upon the belief that fine wine is a harmonious elixir that brings people together, the CBWCF’s spectacular wine events have contributed more than $8-million dollars to fund dozens of charitable organizations, throughout the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond.  In 2010, a Commendation from the Senate of the Commonwealth of Virginia acknowledged the Foundation’s 20 year record of service in support of the mission to educate youth.

This year, Stephanie Douglas of Aratas Wine, board member of  PS I Love You, has organized some Petite growers and producers Petite producers to donate “Petite & Palisades,” an auction lot featuring some of California’s very best Petite Sirahs. This lot is featuring a private getaway for three couples in private guest houses, nestled among the vines of the famous “Palisades Vineyard.” One of Napa valley’s oldest heritage Petite Sirah vineyards, it’s planted to vines in the Calistoga AVA, on the site of historic winery license #118, in the state of California.

FROM THE WEB: Over the past 25 years the Chesapeake Bay Wine Classic Foundation has grown in many ways and distributed almost $7 million for charity. In 2010, a commendation from the Senate of the Commonwealth of Virginia and a resolution from the City Council of Virginia Beach acknowledged the Foundation’s 20-year record of service in support of its mission to educate youth. We were also honored with the 2014 Outstanding Foundation Award by the Association of Fundraising Professionals. This success has only been achieved through the kindness, hard work and support of its dedicated board, sponsors, donors and volunteers.

Spend a gorgeous weekend on the banks of the Chesapeake Bay and attend this fabulous food & wine weekend of events. Visit www.CBWC.org  for details and tickets.