Welcome to the VWE


The press is welcome to cover the 2018 Virginia Wine Expo presented by Publix, which will be held at spectacular Main Street Station in historic Shockoe Bottom in downtown Richmond, Virginia!  The Expo is Virginia’s premier wine event, primarily featuring Virginia wine and the wines from our 2018 International Guest Region of New Zealand/Australia and National Guest Region, Oregon.   Virginia distilled spirits will be available to taste and purchase for the first time in Expo history.

If you have media inquiries, please contact Alex Papajohn at 804.349.6909 or apapajohn@VariantEvents.com.

If you want to request a press pass, then please use the form below. 

Please note that a press pass includes free admission to the event, but does not permit the consumption of alcohol. Thus, as a member of the press, you will be permitted to enter and report on the event at no cost. However, if you want to consume wine, then you must purchase a drinking ticket on this Web site or at the door, if tickets are still available. This policy is consistent with Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control laws, which require a consumer to pay for the consumption of alcohol.

If your press registration is accepted, we will inform you via email.