Some updates on The Chardonnay Symposium have been posted via Facebook: http://www.thechardonnaysymposium.com. Since I wrote this story late yesterday, another day's been added (Sunday, May 18), and the event has been christened "The Chardonnay Symposium 2014: A Gathering of Good Taste."
And: "Events include a Grand Wine Tasting, focused educational seminar with representatives from top Chardonnay wineries, and a sumptuous multi-course Chardonnay dinner. In conjunction with The Symposium, many Central Coast wineries will offer special promotions and events to complete the experience."
A full schedule of events and ticket information is expected to be announced in the coming weeks.
(My original story follows)
After debuting in the Santa Maria Valley in 2010, the Chardonnay Symposium will relocate to San Luis Obispo County for its fifth year, organizers have announced.
The event will take place May 16 through 18 at the Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa in Pismo Beach.
The symposium unites winemakers, sommeliers and food and wine enthusiasts to taste and learn more about "America's Sweetheart" grape, which is grown throughout Santa Barbara County, especially in the Sta. Rita Hills and Santa Maria Valley.
The Dolphin Bay Resort and the Cliffs Resort had long been host sites for the World of Pinot Noir (WOPN), but last year organizers of the popular pinot noir event relocated it to the Bacara Resort & Spa north of Santa Barbara.