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The application period for the 2020 Symposium, to be held February 18 to 21, 2020 will open on or around August 15, 2019.


Qualified professional editorial writers and editors on wine, wine and food, and wine and travel may apply. The deadline for fellowship applications for the 2020 Symposium will be October 1, 2019. Fellowship recipients from 2019 are not eligible to apply for a 2020 fellowship.


Registration includes all educational sessions, materials, wine tastings, three breakfasts, three lunches, three dinners, up to two private career/writing coaching sessions and local transportation between sessions. The Symposium takes place in St. Helena, California at Meadowood Napa Valley, and at The Culinary Institute of America. 


Please note that attendance is limited to professional editorial writers and editors on wine, wine and food, and wine and travel. Public relations and marketing personnel, winery owners and employees and other non-editorial people cannot complete registration. Qualified registrants must demonstrate two paid, published byline articles or similar paid writing in the 12 months prior to registering.


The Symposium acknowledges and honors the fundamental value and dignity of all individuals, and is committed to creating and maintaining an environment that respects diverse traditions, heritages, and experiences.


The 16th Annual Symposium for Professional Wine Writer

February 18 to 21, 2020

Applications for the 2020 Symposium will be accepted beginning in August 2019. If you have questions about the registration process, please feel free to contact Symposium Director Julia Allenby at the Meadowood Reservations Team at with questions regarding lodging at Meadowood.

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