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Conference Center
Conference Center

Its versatile 22,700 square feet of meeting and banquet space can handle busines... more

Fishing
Fishing

More than 22 miles of fresh, salt and brackish waterways meander through the cit... more

Chesapeake Dining
Chesapeake Dining

Chesapeake is a foodie's paradise with an array of culinary options from local-o... more

Sports Facilities
Sports Facilities

Chesapeake, Virginia hosts sporting facilities including seven outdoor recreatio... more

Virginia Green
Virginia Green

Chesapeake is proud to be a participant in the Virginia Green Certification, a s... more

History
History

Since the arrival of colonial settlers in 1620, the history of Chesapeake has pl... more

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Chesapeake VA Wine Festival - October 8, 2016

The Chesapeake VA Wine Festival is held annually from noon to 6 p.m. in October. Individual tickets should be purchased in advance.... more


Virginia's wine industry dates backs nearly four centuries when early settlers started with nothing but a few English grapevines and the dream to one day rival the great wines of Burgundy and Bordeaux. Today, nearly 200 wineries flourish in the Commonwealth, and Virginia's vino is winning international and national recognition for its elegant qualities. Every October, wine enthusiasts gather in Chesapeake City Park to celebrate Virginia's wine month at the Chesapeake Wine Festival. Wine lovers will not want to miss this half-day event when area vintners offer tastings of their award-winning wines.

This festival also includes musical entertainment and sweet and savory eats from area restaurants. Whether you prefer Chardonnay or Cabernet, don't leave until you've sampled some of the Commonwealth's finest: Virginia Viognier and Virginia Cabernet Franc.

The Chesapeake Rotary Club hosts this annual event with proceeds benefiting Rotary Community Charities such as the Chesapeake Care Free Clinic, the Boys & Girls Club of Southeastern Virginia and many more. We'll toast to that!