2016 Schedule at a Glance
We’ve left the 2016 schedule in place for your reference. Please return in early Fall for the 2017 details.
|Tuesday, March 8, 2016|
|10:30AM-5:00PM||W01 | Workshop 1: Is There a Relationship Between Soils and Fine Wines? Find Out Before You Plant Your Vineyard!||W02 | Workshop 2: Planning for Success at Your Winery|
|10:30AM-11:30AM||W01a: Avoid Surprises: Mapping and Analyzing Your Site||W02a: Winery Waste Disposal Regulations (Pennsylvania)|
|11:40AM-12:40PM||W01b: Soil and Wine Quality in Burgundy and Beyond*||W02b: Increasing Tasting Room Visits Through Social Media|
|1:40PM-2:40PM||W01c: Major Underground Features and Challenges in the Mid-Atlantic||W02c: Planning Advice from Industry Veterans Pre-Opening|
|2:50PM-3:50PM||W01d: Optimizing Your Site||W02d: Financing Strategies Pre-Opening|
|4:00PM-5:00PM||W01e: Panel Discussion on Soil Issues||W02e: Learning from the Leaders. Behind the Scenes & Out Front: What Worked and What They Could Have Done Better|
|6:00PM-7:30PM||Welcome Wine Reception|
|Wednesday, March 9, 2016|
|8:15AM-9:15AM||V01: Worthwhile Cold-Hardy Red Hybrids: St. Croix and Landot Noir*||E01: Fruit Wines #1: Chemistry, Processing and Fermentation*
|9:25AM-10:25AM||V02: Chardonel: A Cost-Effective Alternative to Chardonnay?||E02: Fruit Wines #2: Winemaker Roundtable*|
|10:40AM-11:50AM||M01: Direct-To-Consumer Data Security: Lessons from the Trenches||E03: Filtration Technologies: Cross-Flow and Lenticular|
|11:00AM-5:45PM||EXHIBIT HALL OPEN|
|12:00PM-1:00PM||Buffet Lunch Social|
|2:15PM-3:40PM||V03: Fungal Disease Prevention||E04: Practical Protocols for Sterile Filtering or Bottling Unfiltered|
|3:50PM-5:10PM||V04: Late Season Rot Management Pre-Harvest and Pre-Crush||E05: Microbial Terroir, Brett and the Role of Reductive Strength|
|6:45PM-8:15PM||5th Annual Industry Celebration Dinner|
|8:15PM||ASEV-ES Live Auction|
|Thursday, March 10, 2016|
|8:20AM-9:20AM||V05: Recovering From (and Avoiding) Winter Damage||M02: Why Your Winery Brand Should Be Like “Weird Al”|
|9:15AM-2:30PM||EXHIBIT HALL OPEN|
|9:30 AM-10:30AM||M03: Social Media Options for Wine Marketing||E06: Winery Lab Analysis: a Video Demonstration|
|10:45AM-11:45AM||E07: Chardonnay Winemaker’s Roundtable #1: The Elegant, Fresh Style*||M04: Sell More Wine: A Branding Workshop for Better Wine Label Design|
|12:00PM-1:15PM||Lunch Buffet in the Exhibit Hall|
|2:00PM-3:00PM||E08: Chardonnay Winemaker’s Roundtable #2: The Rich, Full-Bodied Style*||M05: Current Trends in Online Marketing|
|3:10PM-4:10PM||V06: Study Results: Cluster Thinning and Improved Grape Chemistry with Chambourcin||E09: Oak Barrel Alternatives (Red & White Wines) with Tasting Trials*|
2016 Featured Events
Welcome Wine Reception
Tuesday, March 8, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Buffet Lunch Social
Wednesday, March 9, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
It’s more than a tasty lunch. It’s a chance to continue the conversation started in the morning sessions with other attendees, speakers, panelists and exhibitors. Each table of ten provides you an opportunity to chat with nine fellow professionals. So keep the learning going. And enjoy lunch too.
5th Annual Industry Celebration Dinner
Wednesday, March 9, 6:45 – 8:15 p.m.
Relax 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. It’s time to raise a glass and celebrate!
Sponsored by Label Gallery.
ASEV-ES Live Auction
Wednesday, March 9, 8:15 p.m.
Grab your paddle! ASEV-ES and EWE are teaming up for the third year to raise much-needed scholarship funds for the next generation of grape growers and winemakers. This animated event begins as the Celebration Dinner concludes and is open to all EWE participants at no charge. Click on the bid card to the right to view a list of auction items so you may plan your bidding strategy in advance.
ASEV-ES Silent Auction
Wednesday, March 9 and Thursday, March 10
The 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
Thursday, March 10, 12:00 – 1:15 p.m.
Stroll the exhibit hall, meet with the company reps you’d like to see, learn about products and services, and enjoy lunch, compliments of the 2016 EWE Exhibiting Companies. Open to all EWE attendees.
Co-Located Event: Wine Sensory Analysis Workshop
Friday, March 11 and Saturday, March 12, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
A sensory workshop that will benefit winemakers, cellar workers, winery staff, and wine enthusiasts who seek a deeper understanding of wine sensory evaluation and its impact on a winery’s success. Workshop attendees will be guided through sensory test methods to access perceived differences and preferences in wine.
Visit Vesta-usa.org for more details and information on how to register.