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Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa

Costa Mesa, California 

November 3 - 5 


The 2016 Conference  Brochure is now available! 


Click here to download a pdf of the brochure.


Click here to see a list of our 49 great sessions!


Want to learn more about wine the day before our conference starts?  Click here to learn about our all-day Introduction to Wine class on November 3 at the conference hotel.


Conference registration opens on August 7 at 7 pm EDT!



Pre-conference activities


Nov. 2 Tour of Temecula Wineries


Nov. 3 Lunch at Huntington Beach


2016 Conference Sponsors







Book your room now! 


The Hilton Orange County is now accepting room reservations. 

Room rate: $139 plus tax, single or double occupancy 

Calling into the central reservation line at 714-540-7000 and refer to group code AWS16, group name AWS-2016 National Conference or American Wine Society. 

You can also click on this link and make your reservation online. 

As in past years, a one night non-refundable deposit will be required.

The hotel totals 486 guest rooms on 7 different floors. Guests will enjoy refreshing amenities and spacious hotel rooms at the Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa. Room amenities include balconies, bathrobes, 42-inch flat screen televisions, refrigerators and coffee makers.

Orange County is truly Southern California's playground. There are so many places to visit, so many things to see and do. From shopping to theme parks to arts and culture, there's something for everyone who travels to Orange County. Feel free to extend your stay before or after the Conference to make time to explore the area. You'll be glad you did. We plan on having pre-conference trips arranged for you as well so stay tuned for more details as they are available!




Questions? Contact Diane Meyer at diane@americanwinesociety.org

Want to see what an AWS conference is all about?  Go to our Photo Gallery page and check out pictures from the 2014 conference in Concord, North Carolina!

The AWS National Conference is for AWS members only. Existing members will be asked to log in to register. If you have any problems or need a password reset, please contact the AWS National Office at executivedirector@americanwinesociety.org or at 888-297-9070. 

If you are not a current AWS member, please go to our Join Us page and become one now!

Due to the capacity of the session rooms, attendance will be limited to the first 600 people who register. Registration will open at 7:00 pm Eastern time on Sunday, August 7.   Please register early to get the sessions you prefer. 


Conference registration will open on August 7!
Conference registration will open on August 7!
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