Eastern Winery Exposition | Event Information 2023

2023 Event Information

March 14-16, 2023

EWE Workshops: March 14
EWE Conference: March 15-16
Trade Show:
March 15-16

Trade Show Hours:
Wednesday, March 15 | 11:00 am – 5:45 pm
Thursday, March 16 | 9:15 am – 2:30 pm

Lancaster County Convention Center

3 East Vine Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
Phone: 866-503-3786 | LancasterConventionCenter.com


Local Information

Lancaster March Averages High: 51°F / Low: 31°F

Casual business attire is appropriate for all events.

Registration & Hotels

Online event registration will remain open through March 16. If you pre-register, simply bring your confirmation to the Express Registration desk onsite and use your barcode to quickly check in and pick up your badge. Can’t find your confirmation email? Confirmations were re-emailed Friday to all confirmed attendees. Check your junk folder if you don’t see it.

You may also register onsite. Registration rates & passes.

The Registration desk, located in Freedom Hall Foyer of the Lancaster County Convention Center, will be open as follows:

Tuesday, March 14 | 9:00am – 8:00pm
Wednesday, March 15 | 7:15am – 7:15pm
Thursday, March 16 | 7:45am – 3:15pm

Not yet registered? Register Now.

For hotel information, please visit the Hotels page. 

Event Parking

The Lancaster Parking Authority offers parking garages at the EWE discounted rate of $10.00 for stays over 8 hours. A parking voucher is required. The closest LPA garage is the Penn Square Garage, connected to the Marriott and Convention Center. For hourly rates, click here. For a map of LPA parking lots, click here.

Parking Vouchers: If you have a guest room at the Marriott, bring your parking ticket to be validated at the hotel’s Front Desk. Parking is complimentary for Marriott guests (1 vehicle per room.) If you are not staying at the Marriott and parking for the day (only one entry/exit per ticket), pick up a parking voucher at the EWE Registration Desk; you will need this plus your parking ticket when you exit the garage to secure the EWE discounted rate for stays over 8 hours.

EWE Workshops & Conference

The EWE educational program kicks off March 14 with three full-day Workshops featuring deep dives on Sustainable & Organic Viticulture & Winemaking, Fining & Filtration, and Cider.

The two day Conference includes 20 sessions in Enology, Viticulture and Money/Management and takes place March 15-16.

LTS Wine Marketing Conference

The License to Steal Wine Marketing Conference is a separate conference which runs along side EWE with content focused 100% on wine marketing. LTS attendees will also have access to the EWE trade show, lunches, networking & social events. Access varies based on LTS pass chosen.

Trade Show

The EWE exhibit hall has once again sold out, offering wall-to-wall, face-to-face contact and hands-on demonstrations with all the suppliers, equipment and goods you want to see. Visit the Lancaster Floor Plan and Exhibitor List to see who will be in the Exhibit Hall.

Trade Show Hours:

Wednesday, March 15 | 11:00 am – 5:45 pm
Thursday, March 16 | 9:15 am – 2:30 pm

EWE Featured Events

All of the Featured Events noted below are included with the purchase of an EWE 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.

Meet the Experts
Tuesday – Thursday, times vary

Drop in and meet the EWE expert – winemakers, consultants, product managers, cider makers, academics, vineyard managers, and more. All are past or present EWE Speakers and they will be available to answer your questions. No appointment needed, just swing by and chat. See the line-up & schedule here.

Welcome Wine Reception
Tuesday, March 14, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

This is the place to taste and learn about a wide variety of wines from around the East. All of the wine is donated by the supporting regional associations and by individual wineries and winemakers attending EWE. Light bites and appetizers also provided. 

Post Reception Networking
Tuesday, March 14, 7:30 pm

Just because the official EWE reception ends, it doesn’t mean the conversation and networking need to. We suggest gathering together at The Exchange, the Marriott’s rooftop lounge, immediately following the reception and keep the momentum going.  Overflow: Plough.

Buffet Lunch Social
Wednesday, March 15, 12:00 – 1:00 pm

It’s not just a hearty lunch. It’s also a chance to make new connections, to further the conversation from the morning conference, to catch up with old friends, and to fuel up before visiting the exhibit hall or attending afternoon conference sessions.

11th Annual EWE Industry Celebration Dinner
Wednesday, March 15, 6:45 – 8:15 pm

This is the night we all come together to tell stories, enjoy Eastern wines, share the learnings from the day, eat dinner, make connections, and celebrate one of our own. And then get your auction paddles ready…

Celebration Dinner wine sponsored by   

ASEV-ES Silent Auction
Wednesday, March 15 & Thursday, March 16

The Silent Auction will feature a range of items from low to high value. Place your name and bid on the items you want, then return throughout the show to ensure you’ve not been outbid. All proceeds support the ASEV-ES scholarship fund.

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

This lively event provides not only the opportunity for friendly bidding wars and potential bargains, but most importantly a chance to contribute to the next generation of industry talent via much-needed scholarship funding. So raise that paddle and join the fun!

Open to all EWE & LTS attendees.


Lunch Buffet in the Exhibit Hall
Thursday, March 16, 11:45 am – 1:15 pm

This casual walk-around lunch buffet is a great way to meet with the exhibiting companies and learn more about the services and products that can help you in your business. A variety of food options will be available, compliments of the 2023 EWE Exhibiting Companies. Free to all EWE and LTS attendees.

Co-Located Event:
License to Steal Wine Marketing Conference

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 takes place March 14-16 and is chaired by Donniella Winchell, Executive Director of the Ohio Wine Producers Association.

LTS attendees will have complete access to the EWE Exhibit Hall and various EWE Events. Visit the Registration page for the pass options and inclusions.

We look forward to seeing you!