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Please call us with questions! Executive Director Julia Allenby will answer or direct questions on all topics, including speaking opportunities and program content. Contact Julie Sigourney with Symposium registration and session questions. Anyone on the Meadowood Reservations team will gladly assist with reserving your lodging at Meadowood. Ann Marie Conover is happy to speak with you about Meadowood Napa Valley or the Symposium. Patsy McGaughy is your go-to for questions about the Napa Valley Vintners and Premiere Napa Valley, which immediately follows the Symposium.


Julia Allenby

Executive Director
jallenby@winewriterssymposium.org
(510) 599-2808

Ann Marie Conover

Meadowood Director of Marketing & Communications
amconover@meadowood.com
(707) 967-1216

Korinne Munson

Napa Valley Vintners Director of Communications
kmunson@napavintners.com
(707) 968-4207
 

Maryam Ahmed

Director of Public Programs
The Culinary Institute of America, California
maryam.ahmed@culinary.edu
707-967-2529

Julie Sigourney

Meadowood Marketing Specialist
jsigourney@meadowood.com
(707) 968-3155

Meadowood Room Reservations

reservations@meadowood.com
(844) 328-8280
 

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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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