Coming Spring 2018

The International Chardonnay Symposium

A Highly Anticipated Biennial Event Coming Spring 2018

A global celebration of Chardonnay

The world’s foremost gathering of Chardonnay producers, the biennial International Chardonnay Symposium (ICS), will be held in Spring 2018.  This exclusive event, held only every two years, features a line-up of top global Chardonnay winemakers, sommeliers, media, trade, fine food connoisseurs, and wine enthusiasts.

The Symposium will take place in the classic California beach towns of Pismo Beach and Avila Beach with a grand tasting, educational seminars, and panel discussions throughout these picturesque settings including the neighboring Edna Valley wine country. Additional honors for the industry, such as the ICS Vintner Lifetime Achievement Award, will be announced along with other related activities and celebrations. Early-bird tickets to the Grand Tasting will be available early 2018 and can be purchased through this website.  Leading up to the main symposium, ICS Pop-Up events will be held throughout 2017 in Southern and Northern California.  To keep apprised of ICS events, join the ICS Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Reservations and all-inclusive stay packages will be available in late 2017, as well as travel recommendations, list of participants, and ICS FAQs.  Please direct questions regarding the event to

The International Chardonnay Symposium is sponsored by the Pismo Beach Conference & Visitors Bureau.

We invite you to join us in 2018!

Tickets Coming Soon!