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The aplication period for the 2018 symposium, to be held February 20 to 23, 2018, is now closed.


Qualified professional editorial writers and editors on wine, wine and food, and wine and travel may apply. The deadline for fellowship applications for the 2018 Symposium is October 1, 2017. Fellowship recipients from 2017 are not eligible to apply for a 2018 fellowship.


Registration includes all educational sessions, materials, wine tastings, three breakfasts, two lunches, two 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, Greystone. 


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 14th Annual Symposium for Professional Wine Writers

February 20 to 23, 2018

Applications for the 2018 Symposium will be accepted beginning August 15, 2017. 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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