After an absence of more than 10 years, Vinexpo returns to New York City in 2018. Organisers are expecting 3,000 trade and media to attend the event on 5 and 6 March at the Jacob K. Javits Center.
Vinexpo New York is a two-day wine trade fair featuring more than 400 wines. Each day, Vinexpo will offer masterclasses, panel discussions and industry networking spaces for attendees.
Over 30 Australian wineries from 20 regions will be showcasing their exceptional wine at Wine Australia's two pavilions.
Attendees will have the opportunity to:
- discover new varieties and styles, meet the people behind the wines and learn about current trends,
- taste dozens of Australian wines from all over the country that have been rated 90 points or higher by Wine Spectator at the dedicated Tasting Bar, and
- participate in one of two masterclasses that feature some of the most exciting traditional and emerging wines, producers and regions.
Explore the history and evolution of Australian wine
Ahead of Vinexpo New York 2018, Chef Eric Ripert from Le Bernadin, sommelier Joo Lee from Eleven Madison Park and Momofuku's Richard Hargreave share what excites them about Australian wine.
New initiatives – $50m Export and Regional Wine Support Package
With the support of the $50m Package, Wine Australia has been able to invest $350,000 in Vinexpo New York which, together with the $60,000 sector contribution, will enable a strong Australian wine presence at the trade fair. Activities will include an Australian Pavilion to support winery and importer engagement, master classes, peripheral events and education programs that engage consumers and key trade and raise the profile of Australian wine. More information will be published as it becomes available.
The $360,000 investment forms part of approximately $3.7 million that Wine Australia is investing in the USA market in 2017–18 to engage and motivate the wine trade to support the Australian fine wine category.
> Learn more about the $50m Package
Attend Vinexpo New York
Register to attend on Vinexpo New York's website. US$125 for valid trade and media.
Wine Australia's pavilions are located in the Special Events Hall 1D, Stands 1408 & 1509.
Exhibitor registrations for this event closed on 15 October 2017.
Registrations for the event opened in June 2017. Wine Australia called for expressions of interest from wine exporters to participate in the event in September 2017 via its marketing newsletters. The Wine Australia Americas team called for expressions of interest from US wine importers to participate in the event in September 2017. For advice on future event opportunities, contact firstname.lastname@example.org