Eastern Winery Exposition | Schedule

We’re currently in the planning phase for 2016. We’ve left the Syracuse information in place in case you’d like to see what took place at the 2015 event. Please come back in October for the 2016 Lancaster schedule.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
10:30AM-4:45PM W01: Workshop 1: Launching Your Vineyard or Winery W02: Workshop 2: Growing from Small-to-Mid or Mid-to-Large Size Vineyard or Winery
10:00AM-10:25AM Coffee Break
10:30AM-11:25AM W01A: The Seven Best (and Worst) Ways to Start a Vineyard W02A: Financing Vineyard or Winery Expansion
11:30AM-12:25PM W01B: Winery Lab Focus W02B: Design & Construction for Winery Expansion
12:30PM-1:25PM Lunch
1:30PM-2:25PM W01C: TTB: Introduction for New Wineries and Online Resources for All W02C: New Winery Technology
2:30PM-2:40PM Break
2:45PM-3:40PM W01D: Who Do You Want to Be as a Winery? W02D: New Winery Management Software
3:45PM-4:45PM W01E: Winery Design Considerations W02E: New Closure and Container Technology
6:00PM-7:30PM Welcome Wine Reception

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
8:15AM-9:15AM E01: Reserve Riesling N01: Recovering from Winter Damage in New York and Ohio
9:20AM-10:20AM M01: Website Design Makeover – Success Stories N02: Managing, Adding and Enhancing Tannins For Red Hybrid Fermentations
10:20AM-10:35AM Coffee Break
10:40AM-12:00PM V01: Straight Talk on Plant Material N03: Optimal Training Systems, Cropping Levels, and Canopy Management for Marquette, Frontenac & La Crescent
12:00PM-1:00PM Buffet Lunch Social
2:00PM-3:30PM E02: Two Austrian Reds for Cool Climates N04: Achieving Optimal Fruit Expression for White Hybrids
3:30PM-3:50PM Break in the Exhibit Hall
3:50PM-5:00PM M02: The Three Most Common Tasting Room Problems (and How to Fix Them) N05: Northern Grapes Project: Scope and Accomplishments
6:45PM-8:15PM 4th Annual Industry Celebration Dinner
8:15PM ASEV-ES Live Auction

Thursday, March 19, 2015
8:20AM-9:20AM M03: Wine Market Council Annual U.S. Consumer Report V02: How to Achieve Economically Sustainable Vineyards with Quality Fruit
9:25 AM-10:25AM V03: High-Quality Pinot Noir in the East (Viticulture) M04: Events Sense
10:25AM-10:40AM Coffee Break
10:45AM-12:00PM E03: High-Quality Pinot Noir in the East (Enology) M05: Consumer Expectations and Buying Patterns in the Tasting Room
12:00PM-1:15PM Lunch Buffet in the Exhibit Hall
2:00PM-3:00PM E04: Wine Flaw Focus V04: Red Blotch Virus Update
3:00PM-3:10PM Break
3:10PM-4:10PM E05: New Yeast Tools V05: Organic Viticulture: Is It for You?

Enology Money/Management/Marketing Northern Grapes Symposium Viticulture Tuesday Workshops

WELCOME WINE RECEPTION • Tuesday, March 17 | 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Enjoy wines from New York, New Hampshire, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and from all around the East, meet representatives from the Ohio Wine Producers Association, and industry friends from other Eastern states and provinces. The evening provides an excellent opportunity to share stories and network while enjoying some light bites and sampling Eastern wines from fellow EWE participants. BYOW is welcomed and encouraged. Co-sponsored by Ohio Wine Producers Association & ‘License to Steal’ National Wine Marketing Conference.

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by Arton Products

BUFFET LUNCH SOCIAL • Wednesday, March 18 | 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Enjoy an informal, sociable buffet lunch with fellow attendees and speakers.

FOURTH ANNUAL EWE INDUSTRY CELEBRATION DINNER • Wednesday, March 18 | 6:45 – 8:15 pm

Official Dinner Sponsor

Official Dinner Sponsor

z.for-web.IMG_8242_webThe evening begins with pre-dinner snacks, Eastern wine samplings, and a chance to mingle with your fellow attendees, speakers and exhibitors. Dinner immediately follows with the presentation of a special lifetime achievement award. It’s the perfect way to wind down from the first full day of EWE and to celebrate the start of a new growing season. BYOW is welcomed and encouraged.

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Susquehanna Glass Company


All three Networking & Social Events noted above are included with purchase of the Two-Day Conference or Workshop+Conference Pass. They may also be purchased a la carte in conjunction with other registration passes. See registration page for pricing.

LUNCH BUFFET IN THE EXHIBIT HALL • Thursday, March 19 | 12:15 – 1:30 pm

This casual walk-around lunch buffet is a great way to meet the exhibiting companies and learn more about the products that can help you in your business. A variety of food options will be available. Free to all attendees.

Thank you to all of our 2015 Exhibiting companies for hosting the Lunch Buffet.

*NEW FOR 2015*  THE NORTHERN GRAPES SYMPOSIUM • Wednesday, March 18 | 8:15 am – 5:00 pm

NGP-Square-Logo-onLITEbeigeLike a conference within a conference, the Northern Grapes Symposium features a series of sessions dedicated to cold climate hybrids. It is a collaboration of EWE and the Northern Grapes Project (NGP), a Coordinated Agriculture Project funded by the USDA NIFA Specialty Crops Research Initiative. The goal of the NGP is to provide research to help producers overcome production and marketing constraints and increase the profitability and sustainability of emerging cold climate grape and wine industries. The NGP’s extensive research and findings provide the framework for the symposium.

The Northern Grapes Symposium is included with purchase of the Workshop+Conference, Two-Day Conference, or Wednesday Day Pass. Individual modules may also be purchased via the Exhibits Only+Session pass. See registration page for details.

Auction-big-bottle_8309_croppedASEV-ES LIVE AUCTION • Wednesday, March 18 | 8:15 – 9:00 pm

2014 Featured-Event Live-AuctionThe ASEV-ES Live Auction returns for a second year, providing a fun and spirited event immediately following the EWE Industry Celebration Dinner. Auction items start in value at $300 and provide not only the opportunity for friendly bidding wars and potential bargains, but more importantly a chance to contribute to the next generation of industry talent via much-needed scholarship funding. So grab a paddle and join the fun! Open to all EWE attendees.

*NEW FOR 2015*  ASEV-ES SILENT AUCTION • Wednesday & Thursday, March 18 -19

ASEV-map-banner-2012The Silent Auction takes place in the Exhibit Hall during show hours and will feature a range of items from low to high value. Stop by Booth 130 to put your name on the list of the items you want, then return throughout the show to ensure you’ve not been outbid. All proceeds support the ASEV-ES scholarship fund for students working toward careers in Viticulture and Enology.