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2017 Eastern Winery Exposition | Schedule

Planning is underway for the 2018 Eastern Winery Exposition in Lancaster. We’ll leave the 2017 schedule in place for your reference in the interim.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
10:30AM-5:00PM W01 | Workshop 1: New Containers, Closures and Bottling Issues W02 | Workshop 2: Fruit Wine, Cider and Mead
Sponsored by Drink Outside The Grape
10:30AM-11:30AM W01a: New Containers #1: Astrapouch, Cans &
W02a: Fruit Wine Enology Issues
11:40AM-12:40PM W01b: New Containers #2: Keg Wine Production
& Marketing Issues
W02b: Fruit Winemaker Roundtable
12:40PM-1:35PM Workshop Lunch
1:40PM-2:40PM W01c: Updates on Old and New Closures W02c: Meadmaker Roundtable
2:50PM-3:50PM W01d: Pre-Bottling QC Protocols W02d: Cidermaker Roundtable
4:00PM-5:00PM W01e: Overcoming Technical Challenges in Bottling W02e: Raising the Bar: Positioning Fruit Wine, Cider & Mead as High Quality, Worthwhile Products
6:00PM-7:30PM Welcome Wine Reception

Thursday, March 23, 2017
8:15AM-9:15AM E01: Dry Reserve Riesling: East & West M01: Why You Like the Wines You Like: Exploring the World of Consumer Preferences
9:25AM-10:25AM E02: Lab Focus for Small Wineries M02: Uncorking Your Brand Story by Uncovering Consumer Perceptions
10:40AM-11:55AM E03: Oak Focus: Barrel Alternatives V01: Fruit Zone Leaf Removal in Cabernet Franc: Impacts on Yield and Fruit Composition
12:00PM-1:00PM Buffet Lunch Social
2:15PM-3:30PM EV01: Crafting Fine Red Blends in Cool Climates V02: Red Blotch Virus Update
3:40PM-4:50PM V03: Send in the (Riesling) Clones E04: What the YAN is Going on in My Fermentation?
6:45PM-8:15PM 6th Annual Industry Celebration Dinner
8:15PM ASEV-ES Live Auction

Friday, March 24, 2017
8:20AM-9:20AM E05: Lemberger & Blaufrankisch Winemaker Roundtable M03:  The Road to Speedier Label Approvals from TTB
9:30 AM-10:30AM EV02: Old but Worthwhile Cold-Hardy Red Hybrids V04: Effects of Crop Load and Hang Time on Wine Aroma Compounds & Sensory Properties
10:45AM-11:45AM EV03: Enhancing Varietal and Aromatic Compounds from Vine to Wine E06: New Technology in Winery Sanitation
12:00PM-1:15PM Lunch Buffet in the Exhibit Hall
2:00PM-3:00PM EV04: Aromella and Arandell: the Newest Cornell Hybrids E07: Improvements to Existing Lab Analyses
3:10PM-4:10PM* EV05: Five-Year SCRI Grant Results (*ends @ 4:30) V05: Nitrogen Management in Cover-Cropped Vineyards

Workshops Enology Viticulture Enology/Viticulture Money/Management/Marketing

Indicates tastings in the session

Welcome Wine Reception

Wednesday, March 22, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

OWPA logoIt’s a laid back atmosphere in a casual setting. It’s where the EWE alumni, newbies, speakers, exhibitors and wine donors all gather to kick off the first evening of EWE. Plentiful samplings of wines from around the Eastern region will be provided. Light bites will also be included.

Sponsored by the Ohio Wine Producers Association.

Buffet Lunch Social

Thursday, March 23, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Lunch is important but the social is key. This is your opportunity to continue the conversations already begun with your fellow attendees, speakers and exhibitors. Each table provides you the chance to chat with other wine and grape professionals and to keep the learning going. And of course, to enjoy lunch too.

6th Annual Industry Celebration Dinner

Thursday, March 23, 6:45 – 8:15 p.m.

Label-GalleryRelax and celebrate with your friends and colleagues after a full day at EWE. We’ll feature Eastern wines prior to dinner, more Eastern wines and lively conversation with dinner, and the presentation of a special lifetime achievement award to one of our own. Raise a glass and celebrate! Then grab a paddle and jump right into the action of the ASEV-ES live auction immediately following dinner.

Sponsored by Label Gallery.

ASEV-ES Live Auction

Thursday, March 23, 8:15 p.m.

It’s time to raise your auction paddle for the benefit of the next generation of grape growers and winemakers! ASEV-ES and EWE are combining forces for the fourth consecutive year to raise those much-needed scholarship funds. This animated event begins as the Celebration Dinner concludes and is open to all EWE participants at no charge.

ASEV-ES Silent Auction

Thursday, March 23 and Friday, March 24

ASEV-map-banner-2012The silent auction takes place during show hours and features a range of useful and valuable items for every budget. Place your bid early to secure a possible bargain, but return often to ensure you’ve not been outdone by a rival bidder. All proceeds benefit the ASEV-ES scholarship fund.

Buffet Lunch in the Exhibit Hall

Friday, March 24, 12:00 – 1:15 p.m.

Shop the exhibit hall, meet with the company reps you’d like to see, learn about products and services, and enjoy a walk-around lunch, compliments of the 2017 EWE Exhibiting Companies. Open to all EWE attendees.


License to Steal Wine Marketing Conference

Thursday, March 23 & Friday, March 24

Lisence to Steal LogoThis is the venue where wineries, growers and ancillary entities willingly contribute and collaborate on marketing ideas, relationship building and revenue generation. It includes the very popular ‘steal sessions’ where the best and newest marketing ideas are shared with attendees.
See the LTS page for more details.