Wine on the Water

The Alexandria Seaport Foundation’s signature annual event is Wine on the Water (WOW), which takes place every September. The purpose of WOW is to raise awareness of the Alexandria Seaport Foundation’s (ASF) impact on the Apprentices whom we serve and the DMV community where we operate. It is our signature annual event and we invite you to join the planning committee to expand its impact.

The event honors a specific individual(s) or organization(s) who have made or are making a significant difference in the life of ASF Apprentices. The 2023 event honors Alexandria Mayor Justin Wilson for his two decades of support of our Apprentices and the Seaport Foundation.

Wine on the Water Event Logo

The planning committee is responsible for all aspects of a successful event.

The major areas where we need assistance are:

Guest Experience

Registration, check-in, and event decorations


External communications, signage

Food & Beverage

Secure in-kind sponsors for the wine and heavy hors d’oeuvres from local Alexandria businesses

Sponsorship Solicitation

Identify, meet with, and solicit prospective sponsors across the five sponsorship levels – Admiral ($5,000), Captain ($3,500), First Mate ($2,000), and Bosun ($1,000).

Host Committee Solicitation

Identify and solicit host committee members

Community Outreach

Seaport is deeply involved in the Alexandria and Northern Virginia communities. Some of the events that we participate in throughout the year include:


Spring2ACTion Chess Challenge


Portside Festival


Small Craft Festival

October & November

Saturday Farmer’s Market Apprentice Woodworking Sales


Scottish Christmas Walk Parade


Christmas Boat Parade of Lights

Do you have a skill or interest you’d like to share with The Seaport Foundation?

Contact Deb Roepke at

The Seaport Foundation’s work is enriched through volunteers of all kinds. Learn more about how you can get engaged.