Eastern Winery Exposition | Event Information

Event Information


Lancaster County Convention Center
25 South Queen Street
Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17603

Parking for the Marriott and Convention Center is located in the Penn Square Garage at 38 South Duke Street. The special rate for Eastern Winery Exposition participants is $9.00/day. Parking is complimentary for guests of the Marriott at Penn Square. For a map of other downtown parking areas, click here.

March 6-8, 2018

Workshops: March 6
Trade Show: March 7-8
EWE Conference: March 7-8
LTS Conference: March 7-8

“It is essential for us to get out of the cellar from time to time and expand our horizons. EWE is the best and most efficient opportunity I have found to see advances in tools and technology, hear from industry experts on new tips and tricks, taste different wines, network and socialize, all in one place.”  
– Tim Benedict, Winemaker, NY


EWE Conference

The 2018 program features 35 Speakers and 30 sessions in Enology, Viticulture and Money / Marketing / Management. It kicks off March 6 with two full-day Workshops: one on Sparkling Wines; the other on Managing Microbes. The two day Conference includes 20 sessions and takes place on March 7-8.

The Eastern Expertise

The Eastern Winery Exposition brings together the combined expertise and experience of Bob Mignarri, Richard Leahy, and two knowledgeable and actively engaged advisory boards. Bob has 30+ years of successful trade show management experience and has earned a reputation among exhibitors as someone who recognizes and understands their needs and concerns. Richard Leahy is a renowned wine expert with 20+ years of experience in developing quality conference programs for the Eastern wine industry. Together they have a proven track record in helping other eastern wine industry shows to grow and become more successful.

Trade Show

Providing Everything an Eastern Vineyard or Winery Could Need. The exhibit hall offers face-to-face contact and hands-on demonstrations with all the suppliers, equipment and goods you want to see. Who will be there? Visit the 2017 Floor Plan to view a list of the exhibiting companies and show floor map from the sold out show floor in Syracuse March 2017. The 2018 show floor is also on track to sell out status. Watch it grow at 2018 Floor Plan.


Wednesday, March 7 | 11:00 am – 5:45 pm
Thursday, March 8 | 9:15 am – 2:30 pm

Social & Networking Events

All of the Social & Networking Events noted below are included with the purchase of a Workshop+Conference or EWE Two-Day Conference pass. They may also be purchased, pending availability, in conjunction with other registration passes. Visit the Registration page for all the details on passes, rates and inclusions.

Welcome Wine Reception
Tuesday, March 6, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

As a way of facilitating education and networking, we encourage everyone in the EWE community to share their knowledge and continue to learn about what others in the East are doing. What better way to do this than sharing and tasting each other’s wines?Opportunities to pour your own wine at your association, state or regional table at the Welcome Wine Reception are also available. Details and the how-to’s will be posted in January.

Sponsored by the Ohio Wine Producers Association and the Pennsylvania Wine Association




Buffet Lunch Social
Wednesday, March 7, 12:00 – 1:00 pm

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.

7th Annual EWE Industry Celebration Dinner
Wednesday, March 7, 6:45 – 8:15 pm

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. 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 Silent Auction
Wednesday, March 7 & Thursday, March 8

The silent auction 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. Open during Exhibit Hall hours.

ASEV-ES Live Auction
Wednesday, March 7, 8:15 pm

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 fifth 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.


Lunch Buffet in the Exhibit Hall
Thursday, March 8, 11:45 – 1:15 pm

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 2018 EWE Exhibiting Companies. Open to all EWE attendees.

Blogging Station

The EWE Blogging Station is the place to go to 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.

Co-Located Events

Take your learning even further with participation in one or both of these events taking place in conjunction with EWE.

License to Steal Wine Marketing Conference

Wednesday & Thursday, March 7-8 | This is the conference 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.  It is chaired by Donniella Winchell, Executive Director of the Ohio Wine Producers Association.

Two of the LTS conference sessions –M01 & M02– are a collaboration between the EWE and LTS conferences. All EWE Conference attendees have the option to select either or both of these two sessions as part of their EWE registration. LTS attendees will have complete access to the EWE Exhibit Hall and all of the EWE Featured and Partner Events. Visit the Registration page for the pass options and inclusions.

Wine Sensory Analysis Workshop

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. Dates to be announced; typically takes just before or just after EWE.

Visit Vesta-usa.org for more details and information on how to register. Separate registration is required.


EWE offers flexible registration options so that you can build a program just for you. From a day spent in the exhibit hall to full three days of workshop + conference sessions, networking events, and exhibit hall access, EWE has a pass for you. Registration is now open.

We look forward to seeing you in Lancaster!