Our First Winery Trade Show!

Went to Richmond this week to attend the “Wineries Unlimited” trade show for a day.  Jens came along and we took his truck.  Left Carlisle around 5:30 am and got to the convention Center by 10:00 am. That gave us a whole day to check out the exhibits – and we needed every minute of it.  We saw so much equipment for processing and bottling, some for planting/cultivating and trellising, as well as lots of bottles, corks, labels and tasting room stuff.  Everyone was so friendly and helpful – we talked to lots of different people and learned much.  We did buy a wine transfer pump (got a “end of show” deal, plus no shipping costs) – also got many samples (including close to 100 different wine labels).  Definitely worth the trip – we had a blast!