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Eastern Winery Exposition | Conference Program

Dedicated to providing members of the Eastern wine and grape industries with relevant, practical and valuable information to further their product quality and business success.

Highlights of the 2017 program include:

  • 30 Conference sessions & Workshop modules with the focus on Enology, Viticulture and Money/Marketing/Management
  • Two Full Day Workshops: one focusing on new containers, closures and bottling issues, a second workshop on fruit wines, mead & cider
  • Enology focus on lab and analysis issues for all audiences
  • Viticulture focus on how cultural practices influence wine aroma and flavors
  • Enology & Viticulture combined: crafting fine red blends in cool climates, worthwhile old and new hybrids
  • Two dedicated sessions on riesling
  • Money/Marketing/Management: two special EWE sessions presented by the License to Steal Wine Marketing Conference
  • 24 state and industry associations offering conference registration discounts to their members


“The best show in the country for EASTERN Wineries due to covering topics and grape varieties we deal with.”
-Margaret Easley, Easley Enterprises, 2016 Attendee

Please return in October for the complete Conference program details and session descriptions. 

Conference Manager

Richard Leahy speaking at the Eastern Winery Exposition ConferenceRichard Leahy has organized major wine industry conference seminar programs from Pennsylvania to Minnesota since 1997, and has been writing about wines of Virginia and the East since 1986. In 2007 he organized the Virginia Wine Experience in London which brought the top 64 Virginia wines there for leading British wine media and trade to taste. He was a regional editor for Kevin Zraly’s American Wine Guide, and was Mid-Atlantic and Southern Editor for the Oxford Companion to the Wines of North America. He was East Coast Editor of Vineyard & Winery Management for over ten years. He is a member of the Society of Wine Educators and the Circle of Wine Writers. Richard’s book on Virginia wine, Beyond Jefferson’s Vines, was published in 2012 by Sterling Publishing. He also has a website and blog focused on wines of the East at

Program Advisory Board

Thank you to the EWE Program Advisory Board for their input, ideas, feedback, and suggestions that continue to make the EWE Conference stronger every year.

  • Jerry Forest, Buckingham Valley Vineyards, Pennsylvania
  • Denise Gardner, Penn State, Pennsylvania
  • Patty Held, Patty Held Consulting, Missouri
  • Doug Moorhead, Presque Isle Wine Cellars, Pennsylvania
  • Lucie Morton, Lucie Morton Consulting, Virginia
  • Peter Oldak, Jewell Towne Vineyards, New Hampshire
  • Tom Payette, Tom Payette Wine Consulting, Virginia
  • Brian Roeder, Barrel Oak Winery, Virginia