2015 Coastal Virginia Wine Fest

When: January 17- 18, 2015 (Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend)

Where: Virginia Beach Convention Center

Hours: Saturday Noon – 7:00pm – Sunday Noon – 5:00pm

Click Here to view the 2014 Max Media Wine Tasting video.



Weekend Entertainment

Saturday 1:30-6 pm on Main Stage: Country Music Recording Artist, Mark Cooke

From Nashville, Quarterback recording artist Mark Cooke will entertain you with his easy going country music. Mark’s debut single, “Can’t Cheat in a Small Town” was released in the summer of 2010 to rave reviews and followed with “I Love It”. His debut EP “Living For The Weekend” released in 2011 and contains the single “Any Way The Wind Blows”. His latest single and music video “Stay With Me Tonight” was released last year. You can hear Mark’s music on his website at www.markcooke.com and on radio now!


Sunday 1-5 pm on Main Stage: Charles Darden 1pm- 5pm

Sip wine, relax and listen to great jazz, blues and swing music by local jazz favorite, Charles Darden. Charles will entertain you with timeless classics from Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Louis Armstrong and more. Known as “The Voice”, Charles also plays the tenor sax. What a great combination!



Grape Stomping Competition:

Watch favorite local Hampton Roads celebrities compete for bragging rights and purple-stained extremities. Teams of two (one stomper and one swabby) will compete in hopes of being named the weekend’s greatest grape stomp team.

Saturday, 3 pm on Main Stage:

DJ Rock Girl from FM99 & Aubrey Aquino from Wavy TV 10

Sunday, 3 pm on Main Stage:

Ty Lorenzo Face of Fox43 & Kendall Taylor form Hot 100.5



Peoples Choice Awards For Best In Show

Be sure to pick up a ballot upon entry to vote for your favorite wine. Awards will be announced and awarded immediately following the Grape Stomp Competition on Saturday and Sunday.

Virginia Craft Beer Garden

Samplings from Coastal Virginia’s award-winning breweries are included with event tasting tickets! Additional beer sales are available by the cup, with all net proceeds benefitting the Noblemen.

New This Year! FM99 and 106.9 The FOX sponsored Play-Off Game viewing lounge complete with wide-screen TVs and comfortable seating! Guests can enjoy a variety of the best Virginia Craft Beer AND catch the score of their favorite football team!

Devils Backbone Brewing Company

LOCATION: Nellysford

WEBSITE: dbbrewingcompany.com

Star Hill Brewery

LOCATION: Charlottesville

WEBSITE: starrhill.com

Back Bay Brewing Company

LOCATION: Virginia Beach

WEBSITE: backbaybrewingco.com

Bold Rock Cider

LOCATION: Nellysford

WEBSITE: boldrock.com

Smartmouth Brewing Company

LOCATION: Norfolk

WEBSITE: Smartmouthbrewing.com

St George Brewing Company

LOCATION: Hampton

WEBSITE: Stgbeer.com

Young Veterans Brewing Company

LOCATION: Virginia Beach

WEBSITE: vbcopper.com/yvbc

O’Conner Brewing Company

LOCATION:Norfolk

WEBSITE: oconnorbrewing.com/yvbc

DISCLAIMER: In order to attend a Seminar you must also purchase a Tasting Ticket

These Planned events include:

OYSTER AND WINE PAIRING 6-8PM, FRIDAY 16 JANUARY 2015:

$12 advance, $15 at door

  • Wyndham Virginia Beach Oceanfront
  • 5700 Atlantic Avenue
  • Virginia Beach, VA 23451

This Seminar requires a tasting ticket be purchased separately from this Seminar purchase.


Virginia is the oyster capital of the East Coast, producing beautiful bivalves in seven distinct growing regions, all which, like wine grapes, takes on a true sense of place in their flavor profiles.

Compare this to the way terroir influences wine grapes – its the merroir – the minerality, including saline – of a particular growing area, as well as climate features, influences oysters.

Yes, you can tell a difference in taste from one to the other. Some are salty, some are sweet. Some meet in the middle. Something for everyone’s tastes.

During our tasting, we will sample oysters from each region, pair them with the perfect wine, learn more about sustainable seafood from folks at the Virginia Aquarium’s Sensible Seafood program, and interact with a waterman as he shucks oysters.


THE SOMMELIER’S BLIND 1PM, SATURDAY 17 JANUARY 2015:

$12 advance, $15 at door

The sommelier’s blind – and you will be too; blind tasting that is, an assortment of Virginia wines.

Just like an evaluation during a test to become a sommelier, our panel of experts, and you, will swirl and sip reds and whites and analyze these classic offering’s notes on the nose and palate before giving your best educated guess about the type. You may be surprised when the names are revealed!

This Seminar requires a tasting ticket be purchased. You will be linked to the purchase page. Once you make your tasting ticket selection, click “Add Tickets” and then you will be prompted to add a seminar.



VINO VIRGINIA 3PM, SATURDAY 17 JANUARY 2015:

$12 advance, $15 at door

From Albarino to Viognier, Virginia grows many of the wine grape varietals that the world loves. But there are certain varietals that have become signature wines of the commonwealth.

Our panel of experts will lead us through an evaluation of select reds and whites, offering valuable tasting tips and discussing the role the wines play representing Virginia.

This Seminar requires a tasting ticket be purchased. You will be linked to the purchase page. Once you make your tasting ticket selection, click “Add Tickets” and then you will be prompted to add a seminar.


THE SOMMELIER’S BLIND! 1PM, SUNDAY 18 JANUARY 2015:

$12 advance, $15 at door

The sommelier’s blind – and you will be too; blind tasting that is, an assortment of Virginia wines.

Just like an evaluation during a test to become a sommelier, our panel of experts, and you, will swirl and sip reds and whites and analyze these classic offering’s notes on the nose and palate before giving your best educated guess about the type. You may be surprised when the names are revealed!

This Seminar requires a tasting ticket be purchased. You will be linked to the purchase page. Once you make your tasting ticket selection, click “Add Tickets” and then you will be prompted to add a seminar.


SWEETS FOR THE SWEETS 3PM, SUNDAY 18 JANUARY 2015:

$12 advance, $15 at door

While wine is a wonderful accompaniment to a meal, it can also be a sweet ending as well.

Here our panel of experts leads you through a number of sweet and dessert wines and their role in pairing with sweets, including chocolate and decadent baked goods, as well as vintages that stand on their own as a nectarous treat.

This Seminar requires a tasting ticket be purchased. You will be linked to the purchase page. Once you make your tasting ticket selection, click “Add Tickets” and then you will be prompted to add a seminar.










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Advance ticket purchases available soon!