News Fetch

← Return to OtherVoices Articles

Wineries Unlimited Announces Eric Trump as Wine & Dine Keynote Speaker

Submitted By: Tara Thomas, February 28, 2013
Longest-running wine industry event on East Coast, supported by America’s oldest Brewery, Yuengling Brewery

Santa Rosa, CA – Vineyard & Winery Management, producer of the 37th Annual Wineries Unlimited Conference and Trade Show, one of the largest and longest running wine industry events in North America, announces Eric Trump, president of Trump Winery, as Keynote Speaker at the Wine & Dine Gala on March 13. The conference will take place March 12 - 14, 2013 in Richmond, Virginia.

The Wine & Dine Gala’s opening reception will play host to several of Virginia’s 2012 Governor’s Cup wines – with an elegant plated dinner, keynote address and live auction to follow. The evening’s Keynote Speaker will be Virginia vintner Eric Trump. Along with an extensive body of work at the Trump Organization, Eric actively pursues business ventures and opportunities on his own, including his latest project, Trump Winery, a leading producer of award-winning wines, based in Charlottesville, Virginia. In his role as president of Trump Winery, Eric Trump works in all aspects from winemaking and marketing to global distribution and sales.

The evening will conclude with a live auction. All auction proceeds benefit the American Society of Enology and Viticulture’s Eastern Section (ASEV/ES) Scholarship program.

The Trade Show runs March 13 and 14, and will showcase hundreds of companies exhibiting goods, services, and the latest innovations. International representatives from France will again join the ranks of exhibitors.

While Wineries Unlimited maintains a strong wine focus in both the conference and trade show, for the first time, this year’s trade show is open to craft beer makers and microbreweries, who are invited to pour at the trade show. Yuengling Brewery, America’s oldest brewery, is a Premier Sponsor. Established in Pottsville, Pennsylvania in 1829, Yuengling Brewery is still family owned and operated.

Day Passes include that day’s sessions, full trade show access March 13 and 14, trade show lunch on March 13, and trade show Happy Hour with appetizers on March 14, plus a one year subscription to Vineyard & Winery Management magazine. See complete details at

Interested members of the press are invited and encouraged to attend. Please send your request to:

Wineries Unlimited is a division of Vineyard & Winery Management, the leader in wine industry professional development and North America’s leading independent wine trade publication. This event proudly supports the eastern wine trade through its affiliations with ASEV/ES, WineAmerica, East Coast Sea Board, VA Wine Board and other key organizations who bring strength to the eastern wine regions and the wine industry as a whole.

# # #

Photo available upon request.

Contact: Echo Wright, Conference Director
Phone: 707.577.7700 x106