The 2014 symposium will take place from February 18 through February 21, 2014, at Meadowood Napa Valley in St. Helena, California. Meadowood offers symposium attendees a special lodging rate exclusively for participants of $285 per person per night plus applicable taxes. Symposium participants may extend this rate to dates just prior to or just following the Symposium, space permitting. For more information on Meadowood, please visit www.meadowood.com.
The room deposit of $285 is payable with the registration form. When requesting reservations, please note arrival and departure dates carefully. Late arrival or early departure causes forfeiture of deposit, unless changes are made seven (7) days in advance. Driving directions will be sent with room confirmation.
Check-in Time 4:00 p.m. Check-Out Time 12:00 Noon
Room reservations may be made by completing the online reservation form under REGISTER on this website.
Although the symposium sessions are open only to symposium participants, you may invite a guest to lodge with you at Meadowood. Please note that all guest rooms at Meadowood have king beds. Guests are not invited to participate in meals that are part of the Symposium programming.
Relaxed attire during the symposium. Evening dress entails jackets for men and wine country elegant attire for women for dinner all evenings. February temperatures in Napa Valley run between 40 and 60 degrees daytime. Please check the National Weather Service prior to arrival. Evening temperatures may drop to the mid-30s.
Food Preferences or Allergies
When registering for the symposium, please make us aware of food preferences you may have, such as a preference for vegetarian cuisine, as well as food allergies about which our chefs should be alerted.
One-on-one coaching sessions on career and writing improvement will be available to all atttendees.
Throughout the Symposium for Professional Wine Writers, the wines, sparkling wines, brandies and dessert wines poured will be shared from the caves and cellars of members of the Napa Valley Vintners.