The Eastern Winery Exposition & ASEV-ES Team Up for Another Year of FUNdraising

October 22, 2014
The Eastern Winery Exposition & ASEV-ES Team Up for Another Year of FUNdraising

SYRACUSE, NY—The Eastern Winery Exposition has partnered with the Eastern Section of the American Society for Enology and Viticulture (ASEV-ES) for a second year and will offer two separate auctions in Syracuse during the 2015 Eastern Winery Exposition (EWE).

“We like to say we put the FUN in fundraising” notes Lisa Smiley, ASEV-ES Chair, “with two spirited and fun events. More importantly, the proceeds resulting from the auctions support the future of the industry with scholarship funding for students pursuing careers in Enology and Viticulture.”

The Live Auction will be held during EWE’s Fourth Annual Industry Celebration Dinner on March 18. ASEV-ES will auction donated items with a minimum value of $300 each. The Silent Auction features a range of low to high-value items and takes place during the EWE trade show March 18-19.

“This will be the largest fundraiser this year for our scholarship program,” says Renee Threlfall, ASEV-ES Section Administrator, and a previous scholarship recipient herself. “Since 2007 the efforts and support of generous donors, bidders, and organizations such as the Eastern Winery Exposition have provided nearly $75,000 toward this program. The impact past recipients have had on the wine industry nationwide is priceless.”

Adds Jodi Creasap Gee, ASEV-ES Past Chair, “we are excited to once again be working with Bob Mignarri, Richard Leahy, and Marcia Gulino at EWE. They are very supportive of ASEV-ES and are truly a pleasure to work with!”

ASEV scholarships for the 2013-15 academic years have benefited multiple students from Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.

ASEV is grateful for the generous contributions to its fundraising events. To donate auction items contact ASEV-ES directly. Donation forms are also available online at


Renee Threlfall, ASEV-Eastern Section Administrator, 479-575-4677,,

Eastern Winery Exposition:
Bob Mignarri, Quality Event Management, 401-885-8788, ext.11,,