The Santa Fe Wine and Chile Fiesta is one of Santa Fe’s most charming events. The annual festival runs for five days and features the very best of culinary artistry in Santa Fe. The event brings together over 75 Santa Fe restaurants with over 90 wines from around the country. There is a lot of tasting and drinking to be done in five days so with so much going on it’s important to have an idea of what you want. Please check Santa Fe Wine and Chile’s website for all the events but here are some of our favorites of the festival.
VIP Tour Tasting & Luncheon at Vivac Winery: Christain Pontaggio
Four course Italian al fresco meal paired with Vivac wines by executive chef of Osteria d’Assisi, Christian Pontaggio
9:30am to 3:00pm | $125 | Bus from SF Community Convention Center at 9:30am
Wine Seminar: The Perfect Cheese Plate with Port, Sherry and Madeira
Master Sommelier Tim Gaiser and author Laura Werlin help you take your cheese, desert and wine pairing to the next level.
4:30pm to 5:30pm | $85 | The SF Community Convention Center.
Santa Fe School of Cooking Walking Tours
Santa Fe School of Cooking will set you out on a walking tour of three of Santa Fe’s most prestigious restaurants with a glass of Domaine Chandon Etoile Brut. Each stop includes a private tasting.
2:00pm to 4:00pm | $115 | Santa Fe School of Cooking
Live Auction & Guest Luncheon presented by Los Alamos National Bank
Five-course meal prepared by Chefs Stephan Pyles of Dallas, John Sedlar of Eloisa in Santa Fe, Mark Kiffin of the Compound Restaurant, Martin Rios of Restaurant Martin and Tony Smith of Eldorado. The auction will feature 35 wines to benefit the Santa Fe Public School program, Cooking with Kids.
11:30am-2:00pm | $150 | the Eldorado Hotel
Wine Seminar: A Study in Sangiovese
Master Sommeliers take you through a taste tour of the four primary Tuscan wineries that produce the best Sangiovse.
3:00pm-4:00pm | $85 | Santa Fe Community Convention Center
Reserve Wine Testing & Auction
Want to taste every wine but can’t make every event? The best wines of the week will be featured at the wine testing and auction. This includes all 100 participating wineries, as well as a silent auction of 75 rare wines.
The Santa Fe Wine and Chile Fiesta Grand Tasting
The one event you absolutely have to attend is the Santa Fe Wine and Chile Fiesta Grand Tasting. This is the event that brings together all the restaurants and wineries for a tasting extravaganza.
Grand | 1:00pm-4:00pm | $150 | $25 parking pass | Santa Fe Opera
Vista | Noon-4:00pm | $300 | Santa Fe Opera
Sunday is a day to come down from all the fun of Wine and Chili. There are three events to help. You can play a relaxing game of golf, burn off the week with a bike ride or keep things going with a champagne brunch.
The 22nd Annual Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta Gruet Golf Classic
10am | $125 | Towa Golf Course
The 2nd Aunnual Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta Gran Fondo Bike Ride
6:30am | $75 | Four Seasons
Champagne Ruinart & Dirty Boots Brunch
2:00pm | $75 | Four Seasons Rancho Encantado