Press & Trade



The press and qualified members of the trade are welcome to attend the 2023 Virginia Wine Expo presented by Publix, which will be held at beautiful Main Street Station in historic Shockoe Bottom in Richmond, Virginia! 

If you have media inquiries, please contact Alex Papajohn at 804.349.6909 or

If you want to request a press pass, then please contact Alex Papajohn.   Please provide the name of your employer, the purpose for wanting to attend, and the specific events you want to attend.   Mr. Papajohn will inform you via e-mail if your request has been approved. 

If you are a member of the trade and want to attend the Expo, then please contact Alex Papajohn at 804.349.6909 or  Please see below for the necessary requirements to attend the Walk-Around Grand Tasting as a member of the trade. 

Special Privileges for Highly Qualified Members of the Trade

Decisions regarding admission will be made by the Executive Director, Alex Papajohn.

You must be directly involved in the purchase, distribution, marketing, or sale of wine for an establishment on a full-time basis to qualify as a member of the trade. See below for the information you must submit for consideration as a member of the trade.

The trade is only permitted to attend the Walk-Around Grand Tasting Locals Sunday Special session on March 5.

Sunday, March 5, 2023

12:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.   Walk-Around Grand Tasting Locals Sunday Special

How to Apply for Registration as a Trade Professional

Please e-mail Alex Papajohn at with the information below.  Mr. Papajohn will respond with a decision within a week of receipt of the request.

  • Name and address of your place of business
  • Your title and responsibilities
  • You must include the license number (tax identification) of your establishment in order to register.
  • Your request will be reviewed and then you will be notified if it is accepted.
  • If accepted you must bring proper identification to the show along with proof of your affiliation with the establishment that you list on your application.
  • All badges are non-transferable.