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No applications will be accepted for 2020.


The application period for the 2021 Symposium, to be held February 16 to 29, 2021 will open on or around August 15, 2020.


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.


Fellowship Entries

Required documents

All fellowship applicants must complete the section below. For more details on the application requirements, see ENTRY BASICS on the Fellowship Opportunities tab. Qualified fellowship applicants must demonstrate at least two paid, published byline articles or similar paid writing in the 12 months prior to registering. Please provide here the information on two such articles: the name and email of your assigning editor or publisher for each, and links to where these articles can be read, or PDF copies of the articles. Links and PDFs need to show your byline, the publication name and date published. If these details are not evident through the link or PDF, please ask your assigning editor to email to verify your authorship and publication date.


Applicants should use the functions below to attach or link the two articles and/or book chapters that they are submitting for judging in the writing competition. The same writing samples will serve to demonstrate eligibility for registration. 


Meadowood offers Symposium attendees a special lodging rate exclusively for participants for the dates just prior to or just following the Symposium, space permitting. All rooms are non-smoking and feature a king-size bed. Guest room assignments are based on availability and in the order in which the reservation is received.


Although the Symposium sessions are open only to Symposium participants, you may invite a guest to lodge with you at Meadowood. Kindly note that all guest rooms at Meadowood feature king beds. Guests are not invited to the meals that are part of the program.

Optional coaching sessions

Throughout the Symposium, personal coaching sessions will be available. Registrants will be informed prior to the Symposium about how to schedule coaching sessions.

Biographical sketch

Please provide a brief biographical sketch of your professional wine writing (or wine/food or wine/travel writing) career (100 words or less) to be used in the Symposium resources.





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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