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The 2021 Virtual Symposium will be led by the team of The Learning Center at Meadowood Estate. Please reach out to us with questions.


Sarah Bray

Interim Director, Professional Symposium of Wine Writers
Sarah Bray is the Associate Director of The Learning Center at Meadowood Estate. Coming first to wine through the lens of language and travel, she spent over a decade in New York working first in publishing at Condé Nast and SAVEUR magazine, and then later at Sotheby’s. She then stepped into a role as an international consultant and educator working with top estates across Europe. As a writer, she has contributed to Food & Wine, The Sommelier Journal, Departures, SAVEUR, SevenFifty Daily, GuildSomm, and other publications. In addition to her work, Sarah is a co-founder of the Bâtonnage Forum. She holds the highest level of recognition from the Wines & Spirits Education Trust, Level 4 Diploma in Wine and Spirits.
Contact: sbray@meadowoodestate.com

Kelli White

Director of Education
Kelli A. White is the Director of Education at The Learning Center at Meadowood Estate. She worked as a sommelier for nearly a decade between New York City and Napa Valley; in 2013, Food & Wine magazine named her one of the top sommeliers in the country. She is also a celebrated wine writer, having earned numerous awards for pieces commissioned by a range of publications. In 2015, she published her first book, the acclaimed Napa Valley, Then & Now, and recently contributed to the latest edition of Jancis Robinson and Hugh Johnson’s World Atlas of Wine. She is also a coveted speaker, having lectured on wine all over the world, including at Fortune Magazine’s Most Powerful Women’s Summit, and has also made select television and film appearances.
Contact: kwhite@meadowoodestate.com

The Learning Center at Meadowood Estate

Bringing a singular perspective to wine education, The Learning Center at Meadowood Estate, situated in the heart of the Napa Valley, aims to inform, delight, and inspire. The team leads an expansive range of educational experiences designed to engage participants at every knowledge level. Although its programs span the globe’s great wine regions, The Learning Center is grounded in a particular place, Meadowood Estate—the common ground for America’s premiere winegrowing community for more than half a century—and serves the guests and members of Meadowood Napa Valley and The Napa Valley Reserve, respectively. The Learning Center seeks to form meaningful connections with members and guests, deepening their understanding of the relationship between the land and its bounty.

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Directions


Directions From

San Francisco International Airport via the Golden Gate Bridge

Take Highway 101 north staying to the left at fork.
Travel 1 mile taking Interstate 380 west toward Interstate 280 (San Bruno).
Travel 1 mile then take I-280 north toward San Francisco.
Take Highway 1 toward 19th Ave./Golden Gate Bridge.
Merge onto Junipero Serra Blvd. Turn slight left onto 19th Avenue/Highway 1-north (19th Ave. becomes Cross Over Dr.).
Turn slight right onto Park Presidio Blvd., which will then become Highway 1 again.
Take the ramp toward the Golden Gate Bridge, merging onto Highway 101 north.
Travel 20 miles to Highway 37.
Exit east toward Vallejo/Napa. Travel 8 miles on Highway 37.
Turn left at the second light and follow all signs to Napa/Sonoma, Highway 121.
Continue on Highway 121 for 7 miles.
Turn right at the four-way stop.
Continue traveling toward Napa for 9 miles.
Turn left onto Highway 29 and travel 16 miles north through the towns of Napa, Yountville and Rutherford.
Turn right onto Zinfandel Lane and continue to Silverado Trail.
Turn left onto Silverado Trail, travel 2.5 miles to Meadowood Road.
Turn right onto Meadowood Road.
Curve left at the "Y" in the road onto Meadowood Lane and continue to the entrance of Meadowood.

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San Francisco International Airport via the Bay Bridge

Take Highway 101 north, (staying to the right) toward San Francisco. Travel 6 miles. Highway 101 then merges into Highway 80. Follow signs to Bay Bridge/Oakland. Cross Bay Bridge and stay in left lanes following signs to Highway 80 east/Sacramento. Continue on Highway 80 east for 23 miles to the Carquinez Bridge, where you will need to pay a $3 toll. Continue on Highway 80 through Vallejo to Highway 37 west. Follow Highway 37 for 2 miles to Highway 29. Turn right onto Highway 29 and continue Highway 29 north for 20 miles traveling through the towns of Napa, Yountville and Rutherford. Turn right onto Zinfandel Lane and continue to Silverado Trail. Turn left onto Silverado Trail. Travel 2.5 miles to Meadowood Road. Turn right onto Meadowood Road. Curve left at the "Y" in the road onto Meadowood Lane and continue to the entrance of Meadowood.

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Sacramento Airport

Take Interstate 5 south approximately 5 miles. Take the Highway 80 exit toward San Francisco, west. Continue on Highway 80 through Fairfield. Take the Highway 12 exit toward Napa. Continue on Highway 12 approximately 6 miles to Highway 29. Turn right (north), and continue 25 miles through the towns of Napa, Yountville and Rutherford. Turn right onto Zinfandel Lane and continue to Silverado Trail.  Turn left onto Silverado Trail. Travel 2.5 miles to Meadowood Road. Turn right onto Meadowood Road. Curve left at the "Y" in the road onto Meadowood Lane and continue to the entrance of Meadowood.

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Oakland Airport

From Oakland Airport, follow all signs to Interstate 880 north. Continue on Interstate 880 north for 8 miles to Highway 80 east. Take Highway 80 east toward Berkeley/Vallejo/Sacramento for approximately 25 miles, following all signs to Vallejo. You will cross the Carquinez Bridge, where you will need to pay a $3 toll. Continue on Highway 80 through Vallejo to Highway 37 west. Follow Highway 37 for 2 miles to Highway 29. Turn right onto Highway 29 and continue Highway 29 north for 30 miles traveling through the towns of Napa, Yountville and Rutherford. Turn right onto Zinfandel Lane and continue to Silverado Trail. Turn left onto Silverado Trail. Travel 2.5 miles to Meadowood Road. Turn right onto Meadowood Road. Curve left at the "Y" in the road onto Meadowood Lane and continue to the entrance of Meadowood.

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Napa Airport

From Napa Airport, follow Airport Road to the intersection of Highway 29. Turn left onto Highway 29. Continue on Highway 29 north for 20 miles traveling through the towns of Napa, Yountville and Rutherford. Turn right onto Zinfandel Lane and continue to Silverado Trail. Turn left onto Silverado Trail. Travel 2.5 miles to Meadowood Road. Turn right onto Meadowood Road. Curve left at the "Y" in the road onto Meadowood Lane and continue to the entrance of Meadowood.

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