It's Heeeeer! That time of year again!!!
Getting ready to make my annual pilgrimage...but this time to Syracuse?! Yep! It was in Lancaster, and will return to Lancaster next year, but for this year, they are in Syracuse.
Lot's to do. Get a shopping list together.
Bring some wine for the blogger station.
Attend some awesome seminars!
Attend the opening gala and the awards dinner.
LOOK AT ALL THERE IS TO DO:
200+ Exhibiting Companies :: Offering show floor specials, equipment to test, and knowledgeable people to answer your questions.
Two Full Day Workshops :: Just starting out? Ready to take your vineyard or winery to the next level? 17 industry experts will be sharing their experience on how to take those next steps.
20 Conference Sessions :: 100% wine & grape-focused with topics ranging from Cold-hardy Grapes to Tasting Room Events to Reserve Reislings to Organic Viticulture.
Ask the Marketing Pros :: Our marketing experts are holding desk hours. Drop in with your marketing questions or challenges and our professionals, Kris Chislett, Patty Held and E Slater, will provide free advice.
Blogging Station :: Spread the word about your wine! Bloggers will be standing by to sample your wine and blog about it in the blogosphere right from the show.
Silent & Live Auctions :: Putting the fun in FUNdraising, these two events offer opportunities not just for friendly competition and possible bargains, but also to raise money for the industry’s next generation of Enology and Viticulture professionals.
VESTA Wine Sensory Analysis Workshop :: The Viticulture Enology Science and Technology Alliance is offering a separate workshop as a lead-in to the EWE events; geared towards winemakers, cellar workers, winery staff, and wine enthusiasts.
Networking & Social Opportunities :: Sometimes it’s in those unstructured moments when the learning really happens. We provide plenty of opportunities for you with the Welcome Wine Reception, Empire Brewery post-reception networking, Buffet Lunch Social, Industry Celebration Dinner, Auctions, and Grazing Lunch in the Exhibit Hall.
2015 Eastern Winery Exposition Signs 200th Exhibiting Company
The fourth annual Eastern Winery Exposition (EWE), taking place March 17-19 at The Oncenter in Syracuse, New York, is on the verge of selling out the 2015 show floor with the addition of its 200th exhibiting company, Dynalon Labware.
With more than 290 booth spaces, EWE provides the largest marketplace in the East for those in the winery and vineyard industry to view, evaluate and test the most current products and equipment, and to meet face-to-face with suppliers in one setting.
The three-day Eastern Winery Exposition begins Tuesday, March 17, with two day-long Workshops, one to feature vineyard and winery start-up’s, the other tailored to expanding vineyards and wineries. A welcome wine reception Tuesday evening provides opportunities for networking and socializing. The two-day conference, along with the trade show, kicks off on Wednesday and features sessions focused in four areas: Viticulture, Enology, Cold Climate Grapes and Marketing, Money and Management.
Researchers from nearby Cornell University will present two conference sessions reflecting Cornell’s most recent research findings in Viticulture and Enology and Cornell Senior Extension Associate Tim Martinson, also Project Director of the Northern Grapes Project, will lead a series focused on issues for cold-climate grapes. The Northern Grapes Symposium takes place within the EWE conference Wednesday, March 18.
Members of the sponsoring Keuka Lake, Seneca and Cayuga Lake Wine Trails, Northern New York Grape Growers Association, Wine Council of Ontario, Long Island Sustainable Winegrowers, and Hudson Valley Wine Country as well as the members of 13 other industry associations and organizations, receive a ten percent discount on EWE registration.
Proximity to the wine regions of New York and Ontario is one of many advantages Syracuse provides as the location for the 2015 EWE. Syracuse, the economic hub of Central New York, offers affordability, easy accessibility by air, car and train, great diversity in shops and restaurants, Destiny, a shopping and entertainment megaplex, a world-famous zoo, and Syracuse University. The 2015 show will be the largest wine industry event ever to be held in New York State.
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. The show is sponsored by Wines & Vines and the conference is sponsored by Practical Business Solutions. Media Supporters include Wine & Craft Beverage News, Wine Business Monthly and Grapevine Magazine. The ASEV-Eastern section is also a supporter and will hold live and silent auctions to help raise fund for student scholarships at EWE. Complete event information including a 2015 Exhibitor list is available at EasternWineryExposition.com.
Bob Mignarri, Quality Event Management, 401-885-8788, ext.11, Bob@easternwineryexposition.com, EasternWineryExposition.com