Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Eastern Winery Exposition March 6-8, 2013 in Lancaster, PA

March 6-8, 2013 The Eastern Wineries Exposition will be held at the Lancaster County Convention Center in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Winery Association Annual Meeting with take place the day before, March 5, 2013 at the convention center.

Register before February 20th, and receive a special discount!
The Eastern Winery Exposition is an Eastern-focused wine industry trade show and conference designed to provide the Eastern U.S. and Canadian wineries and vineyards with an easily accessible, low-cost professional meeting with a large number of winery and vineyard suppliers, at the right time of year. A strong seminar program, exhibit hall featuring suppliers relevant to our region’s business of wine making, networking events, and state association participation are all integral components of EWE.
The Eastern Winery Exposition (EWE) had a very successful inaugural event in March of 2012 at the Lancaster County Convention Center and Lancaster Marriott.  136 exhibiting companies and 934 winery and vineyard personnel participated.  The vast majority of attendees, exhibitors and speakers felt EWE met or exceeded their expectations.  We have been working hard since the 2012 event to bring you an even better trade show and conference in 2013.

“I think the growth from last year to where we are this year.  36 more exhibiting companies, 113 more people registered today compared to last year on this date.  Support from 18 wine industry state and regional organizations, up from 13 last year. The Marriott and now two overflow hotels are sold out of sleeping rooms.  New ½ day workshop on March 8th on hard cider has 67 people already signed up to stay an extra day for this workshop,” said Bob Mignarri. “The momentum continues to build for the Eastern Winery Exposition.  We now have 171 exhibiting compared to 135 last year and 113 more attendees registered today compared to the same date last year.”

“In addition to everything Bob says about our rapid growth from last year, we also expanded the seminar program to 24 sessions plus a 3-session hard cider workshop on Friday. In the enology track there's an emphasis on lab work. Three sessions (N02, E02 and E05) evaluate new winemaking methodologies for saving energy, saving time (combined TA and YAN test) or new and improved fining products.,” said Richard Leahy.
“We've also made an effort to bring top researchers (Drs. Bruce Zoecklein, Alan Lakso, Barry Gump, Mike Ellis and Doug Pfeiffer) to give cutting-edge presentations on the latest technologies and pests. In vit session VO5, noted viticulturist Lucie Morton will announce a new grapevine virus to be on the lookout for, and in vit session VO3, Doug Pfeiffer of VA Tech will alert us to new invasive fruit flies that, unlike the benign native species, can damage healthy fruit and threaten crop fruit quality,” continued Leahy. “I can tell you that so far the most popular session by advance registration preference is "Avoiding Oxidation for Small Wineries", session N01 (for newcomers, but can be useful for anyone), given by winemaking consultant Tom Payette.”