VIP Tour, Tasting & Luncheon at Gruet Winery: Matt Yohalem (GC1)
VIP Tour, Tasting & Luncheon at Gruet Winery: Matt Yohalem (GC1)

September 24, 2014 | 9:30am - 3:00pm

Bus from Eldorado Hotel at 9:30am - Johnson Street side

Matt Yohalem, chef/owner of Il PIatto Italian Farmhouse Kitchen, prepares a four course Santa Fe Farmer's Market meal paired with Gruet wines at the Gruet Winery in Albuquerque. Laurent Gruet, winemaker at Gruet Winery since its inception, greets you at the event, takes you on a VIP Tour and Tasting and then joins you for lunch.

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  Guest Chef Luncheon and Master Sommelier Throwdown! (GC2)
Guest Chef Luncheon and Master Sommelier Throwdown! (GC2)

September 24, 2014 | 11:30am - 2:00pm

Coyote Cafe

Four great Santa Fe chefs, three Master Sommeliers, whose pairing will reign supreme? Eric DiStefano (Coyote Cafe), Juan Bochenski (Anasazi), Charles Dale (Bouche Bistro) and Fernando Olea (Epazote) go palate to palate against Master Sommeliers Emily Wines, Joe Spellman and Tim Gaiser. Each of the four chefs chooses a wine to pair with their course as does one of the Sommeliers. Not knowing who picked which wine, it's up to the guests to vote and decide on the best pairing for each of the four rounds and which team wins. As a special treat, the three master Somms as a team have chose Donnafugata Ben Rye Passito de Pantelleria as their dessert wine!

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  Chef Demo & Tasting: Andrew Cooper, Terra, Santa Fe (Demo1)
Chef Demo & Tasting: Andrew Cooper, Terra, Santa Fe (Demo1)

September 24, 2014 | 2:30pm - 4:00pm

Santa Fe School of Cooking

Join Chef Andrew Cooper, Executive Chef of Terra Restaurant at the Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe, as he showcases contemporary regional American cuisine embracing fresh, seasonal and local ingredients straight from the Santa Fe Farmer's Market. Tastes will be served and paired with wines from Rombauer Winery.

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Wine Seminar: Secrets of the Somms: Blind Tasting of Red Wines (WS1)

September 24, 2014 | 2:30pm - 3:30pm

La Fonda Hotel

Match palates and wits with three of the country's top Master Sommeliers -- Emily Wines, Tim Gaiser and Joe Spellman -- as you taste a flight of eight mystery red wines in a blind tasting. The Sommeliers will share their secrets of how to detect varietal, region and vintage and ask the guests to deduct each wines origin in a family feud format. Get up on stage and take the mic!

Ticket Price: $85.00

  Wine Seminar: Family of Pinot Paired With Cheese With Laura Werlin (WS2)
Wine Seminar: Family of Pinot Paired With Cheese With Laura Werlin (WS2)

September 24, 2014 | 4:30pm - 5:30pm

La Fonda Hotel

In wine-speak, when you hear “pinot,” you probably think of Pinot Noir. But there’s more to the pinot world than that. Join cheese author Laura Werlin and Master Sommelier Tim Gaiser as they take you on a cheese and pinot pairing journey with Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir Vin Gris, Pinot Meunier, Rosé Champagne and Pinot Noir, all with mind-blowing cheese companions. After this, you’ll likely never look at the word “pinot” the same way again.

Ticket Price: $85.00

  Chef Demo & Tasting: Kevin Nashan, Sidney Street Cafe, St. Louis  (Demo2)
Chef Demo & Tasting: Kevin Nashan, Sidney Street Cafe, St. Louis (Demo2)

September 25, 2014 | 9:30am - 11:00am

Santa Fe School of Cooking

A James Beard finalist for Best Chef Midwest 2014, Chef Kevin Nashan has been wowing guests at his Sidney Street Cafe in St. Louis for more then a decade with his Spanish and New Mexican influenced cuisine. A native of Santa Fe, Nashan returns home and showcases techniques of three of his signature dishes with tastes paired with Spanish wines from Numanthia.

Ticket Price: $85.00

 
Wine Seminar: Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon AVA Masterclass (WS3)

September 25, 2014 | 11:00am - 12:00pm

La Fonda Hotel

Four of Napa’s top producers will each pour a 2009 Cabernet from their unique American Viticultural Area (AVA)­—René Schlatter from Merryvale (St. Helena), Aaron Crespin from Pine Ridge (Stag's Leap), Jerry Baker from Ladera (Howell Mountain) and Daniel Vu from Heitz Wine Cellars (Rutherford). Learn the unique characteristics from each of these Napa AVAs. A second flight (poured blind) will feature a 2007 Cabernet from each producer's AVA and guest's can use their new found knowledge to pick out which wine is from which AVA.

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Live Auction Luncheon presented by Los Alamos National Bank (LIVE)

September 25, 2014 | 11:30am - 2:00pm

Eldorado Hotel

Chefs Martin Rios of Restaurant Martin, James Campbell Caruso of La Boca and Tony Smith of Eldorado join forces with visiting chefs Kevin Nashan and Laura Werlin for a five-course luncheon paired with wines from this year's Honorary Winery of the Year, Gruet Winery. Join the Gruet family with wines from Champagne and New Mexico as they celebrate their 25th Anniversary in the U.S. Charitable auctioneer Greg Quiroga auctions 35 wine lots to benefit SFWC education programs.

Special Addition: SFWC is pleased to announce that in addition to Gruet's top sparkling wines from New Mexico and France, the luncheon also will feature the 40th Anniversary Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon.

Please note that the Live Auction & Guest Chef Luncheon has been moved from Friday to Thursday!

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  Chef Demo & Tasting: Bill & Cheryl Jamison (Demo3)
Chef Demo & Tasting: Bill & Cheryl Jamison (Demo3)

September 25, 2014 | 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Santa Fe School of Cooking

Still Smoking: 20 Years of Smoke & Spice. Cheryl and Bill Jamison's landmark book on cooking real American backyard barbecue, Smoke & Spice was published 20 years ago and has sold more than a million copies. This demo/class will celebrate the new edition of Smoke & Spice with its 50 additional recipes, and tastes will be paired with chilled Rosé wines from Chateau D'Esclans. 

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Wine Seminar: California Dreamin' - Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir (WS4)

September 25, 2014 | 1:30pm - 2:30pm

La Fonda Hotel

Kistler Vineyards, Martinelli Winery and Flowers represent three of the top names in Pinot Noir in North America. Join Master of Wine Geoff Labitzke from Kistler Vineyards, Regina Martinelli from Martinelli Winery and Greg Miller from Flowers Vineyard and Winery as each share three Pinot Noirs from their unique vineyards on the Sonoma Coast. A California Pinot lover's dream come true!

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  Chef Demo & Sake Tasting: Kim Mueller, izanami, Santa Fe (Demo4)
Chef Demo & Sake Tasting: Kim Mueller, izanami, Santa Fe (Demo4)

September 25, 2014 | 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Santa Fe School of Cooking

Chef Kim Mueller and Floating World owner & Certified Sake Sommelier Deborah Fleig will offer a cooking demo and sake tasting, sampling a few signature dishes with sake pairings from izanami, the new Japanese-inspired izakaya at Ten Thousand Waves. Opened in November 2013, izanami has already been featured in several local and national publications and was a semi-finalist for the 2014 James Beard Award for Best New Restaurant.

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Wine Seminar: Three Faces of Tempranillo (WS5)

September 25, 2014 | 4:00pm - 5:00pm

La Fonda Hotel

Rioja has been making classic wines from Tempranillo for centuries and is now joined by the Ribera del Duero region and the up and coming Toro region. Wines from top producers - Marques de Caceres, Numanthia, Ontanon, Palacios Remondo and Artadi -- highlight the three regions' unique and varied expressions of Tempranillo.

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  Chef Demo & Tasting: Charles Dale, Bouche Bistro, Santa Fe  (Demo5)
Chef Demo & Tasting: Charles Dale, Bouche Bistro, Santa Fe (Demo5)

September 26, 2014 | 9:30am - 11:00am

Santa Fe School of Cooking

Born in France, Chef/Owner of Bouche Bistro, Charles Dale has a long history with French Bistro food, whether as sous-chef for Daniel Boulud at Le Cirque or at his own restaurant Renaissance in Aspen. Join Chef Dale for his take on his French Bistro classics with tastes paired with wines from Vincent Girardin.

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  Guest Chef Luncheon at Allan Houser Sculpture Garden: Jeffrey Kaplan (GC3)
Guest Chef Luncheon at Allan Houser Sculpture Garden: Jeffrey Kaplan (GC3)

September 26, 2014 | 10:00am - 3:00pm

Bus from Eldorado Hotel Johnson Street side at 10:00am

Experience a lifetime of work by an American master, Allan Houser, in the setting where it was created amidst stunning panoramic mountain vistas. A tour of the gardens will be followed by a four-course luncheon prepared and served by Chef Jeffrey Kaplan of The Bistro at Courtyard by Marriot in Santa Fe. The meal will be paired with Alsatian wines from Trimbach.

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  Wine Seminar: A Sparkling Odyssey, History of Gruet from France to USA (WS6)
Wine Seminar: A Sparkling Odyssey, History of Gruet from France to USA (WS6)

September 26, 2014 | 10:00am - 11:00am

La Fonda Hotel

For the past 25 years, one of the most honored and respected sparkling wines is produced here in New Mexico. The Gruet Family has been producing great Champagne in France for years. Experience the comparison between their Champagne and their New Mexico bubbles with Laurent Gruet and his family.

Ticket Price: $85.00

  Guest Chef Luncheon: Matthew Accarrino, SPQR, San Francisco (GC5)
Guest Chef Luncheon: Matthew Accarrino, SPQR, San Francisco (GC5)

September 26, 2014 | 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Coyote Cafe

Winner of 2014's Food & Wine Magazine's Best New Chef, Matthew Accarrino -- Executive Chef at SPQR, a Michelin-star restaurant in San Francisco -- will prepare a four-course meal reflecting his extensive knowledge of traditional Italian food and his focus on precision and technique as featured in his book, SPQR: Modern Italian Food & Wine. Luciano Brussolo from Vias Wines will introduce the Italian wine pairings, including Bisol Cartizze Prosecco, Vie di Romans Sauvignon Blanc, Castello Rampolla Chianti Classico and Fattoria del Cerro Vino Nobiie di Valpolicella. Joining Chef Accarrino cooking on the line for the meal is Chris DiMinno, Executive Chef of Chris King Precision Parts in Portland. 

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  Guest Chef Luncheon: Kevin Nashan of Sidney St. Cafe & Martin Rios (GC4)
Guest Chef Luncheon: Kevin Nashan of Sidney St. Cafe & Martin Rios (GC4)

September 26, 2014 | 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Restaurant Martin

Two James Beard Best Chef nominees, and mutual friends and colleagues for a long time, Guest Chefs Kevin Nashan of Sidney Street Cafe and Martin Rios of Restaurant Martin team up on for a dream team partnership on a four-course luncheon paired with Oregon wines from Ponzi, Stoller and Bethel Heights.     

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Wine Seminar: Malbec With an Altitude (WS7)

September 26, 2014 | 12:30pm - 1:30pm

La Fonda Hotel

Randle Johnson, Chief Consulting Winemaker of Colomé Estate, the oldest winery in Argentina, will pour four single vineyard Malbecs from the highest elevation vineyards in the world -- La Brava Vineyard (5700 ft.), Colomé Vineyard (7500 ft.), El Arenal Vineyard (8500 ft.), Altura Maxima Vineyard (9500 ft.) -- and Colomé Estate Malbec (a blend of three vineyards) and Colome Reserva Malbec – 150 year old-vine Malbec. Four of these six wines are unavailable in the U.S.

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  Santa Fe School of Cooking Walking Tour 1 (Demo6)
Santa Fe School of Cooking Walking Tour 1 (Demo6)

September 26, 2014 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Santa Fe School of Cooking

Lace up your walking shoes and arrive hungry for the only tour of its kind. Starting at the internationally-recognized Santa Fe School of Cooking, with a glass of sparkling wine your SFSC chef/guide, guests will head out for a tour of three of Santa Fe's most prestigious restaurants. Each stop includes a private tasting with the chef paired with wines from Esprit du Vin.
Dinner For Two, l'Olivier, Inn of the Anasazi

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Santa Fe School of Cooking Walking Tour 2 (Demo7)

September 26, 2014 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Santa Fe School of Cooking

Lace up your walking shoes and arrive hungry for the only tour of its kind. Starting at the internationally-recognized Santa Fe School of Cooking, with a glass of sparkling wine your SFSC chef/guide, guests will head out for a tour of three of Santa Fe's most prestigious restaurants. Each stop includes a private tasting with the chef paired with wines from Esprit du Vin.
TerraCotta Wine Bistro, Taberna, Il Piatto

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  Wine Seminar: The Crus of Barolo (WS8)
Wine Seminar: The Crus of Barolo (WS8)

September 26, 2014 | 3:00pm - 4:00pm

La Fonda

The Barolo commune of Piedmont has five primary villages with unique terroirs that transfer to the Nebbiolo grape's unique expressions. Explore these Crus of Barolo with Willem Johnson from Empson USA (Einaudi and Conterno Fantino), Damian Kanser of Vias and Luciano Brussolo (Damilano) and Barb Wedig of Winebow (Ceretto Bricco Roche). Barolos from all five villages of La Morra, Barolo, Castiglione Falletto, Serralunga D'Alba and Montforte D'Alba will be explored.

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Reserve Wine Tasting & Auction (RSV)

September 26, 2014 | 4:00pm - 6:30pm

Eldorado Hotel

The best wines of the week will be featured from all 100 participating wineries. A silent auction of 75 rare wine lots will take place during the tasting to benefit SFWC education programs. The perfect event to attend before dinner at your favorite Santa Fe restaurant.

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  Guest Chef Demo: Michelle Bernstein, Michy's, Miami (Demo8)
Guest Chef Demo: Michelle Bernstein, Michy's, Miami (Demo8)

September 27, 2014 | 10:00am - 11:30am

Santa Fe School of Cooking

A James Beard Best Chef of the South, Michelle Bernstein is known for her Latin flavors from her Miami restaurant, Michy's. An expert at partnering her cuisine with Champagne Ruinart, join Michelle for a cooking demonstration and taste of two of her signature dishes paired with Champagne Ruinart Blanc de Blancs and Champagne Ruinart Brut Rosé.

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  The Grand Tasting - Aspen Vista Terrace (VISTA)
The Grand Tasting - Aspen Vista Terrace (VISTA)

September 27, 2014 | 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Santa Fe Opera

Arrive at the exclusive entrance to the Aspen Vista Terrace with complementary valet parking, relax and savor a selection of special wines in your reserved seat beginning at noon (an hour before the Grand Tasting opens). Enjoy full access to all Grand Tasting tents from 1 - 4 p.m. and return to your reserved seat as often as you like.

(limit 10 seats per person)

We are testing a new E-Ticketing system with this event. Please note that you will be able to print your E-Ticket with a bar code at home or have a QR code sent to your smartphone. Please make sure to bring your E-Ticket or smartphone to the event, it will be scanned at the door.

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  The Grand Tasting (Grand)
The Grand Tasting (Grand)

September 27, 2014 | 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Santa Fe Opera

The Wine Event with All Those Great Restaurants beckons you to spend a glorious afternoon at The Santa Fe Opera, featuring tastes from 80 of Santa Fe’s finest restaurants and sips from 100 world-class wineries. The most fun you can have with a wine glass! 

(limit 10 tickets per person)

  • No Parking Available Without a Parking Pass
  • Free continuous shuttle busses starting at 11:00am from, and returning to, the PERA Building at Paseo de Peralta and Old Santa Fe Trail (across from Jalapeno's) with free parking.

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The Grand Tasting Parking Pass (PARK)

September 27, 2014 | 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Santa Fe Opera

• No parking at the Santa Fe Opera available without a Parking Pass.
• Free continuous shuttle buses starting at 11:00am from and returning to the LAMY Building at Paseo de  Peralta and Old Santa Fe Trail (with free parking).

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  The Inaugural SFWC Fiesta Gran Fondo (RIDE)
The Inaugural SFWC Fiesta Gran Fondo (RIDE)

September 28, 2014 | 6:30am - 12:00pm

Four Seasons Rancho Encantado Santa Fe

Ride the first Gran Fondo of its kind in New Mexico with celebrity guest chef riders and their gourmet food. A 72 or 59-mile loop from the Four Seasons Rancho Encantado takes you through the historic villages of Nambé, Cundiyo, Truchas and Chimayo with food station stops from Matthew Accarrino, Mark Kiffin, Kevin Nashan and Michelle Bernstein. Should you be thirsty after the ride, reward yourself with the Champagne Ruinart Brunch (Ride-only or Ride/Brunch tickets available). Sleep, Ride, Eat, Drink, Repeat!

6:30am Registration/ 7:30am Ride (no alcohol will be served during the ride)

 

Ticket Price: $75.00

  The Inaugural SFWC Fiesta Grand Fondo & Champagne Ruinart Brunch (COMBO)
The Inaugural SFWC Fiesta Grand Fondo & Champagne Ruinart Brunch (COMBO)

September 28, 2014 | 6:30am - 2:00pm

Four Seasons Rancho Encantado Santa Fe

Ride the first Gran Fondo of its kind in New Mexico with celebrity guest chef riders and their gourmet food. A 72 or 59-mile loop from the Four Seasons Rancho Encantado takes you through the historic villages of Nambé, Cundiyo, Truchas and Chimayo with food station stops from Matthew Accarrino, Mark Kiffin, Kevin Nashan and Michelle Bernstein. Should you be thirsty after the ride, reward yourself with the Champagne Ruinart Brunch (Ride-only or Ride/Brunch tickets available). Sleep, Ride, Eat, Drink, Repeat!

6:30am Registration/7:30m Ride/Noon - 2:00pm Brunch (no alcohol will be served during the ride and to riders under 21 at the brunch)

Ticket Price: $150.00

  The 21st Annual Gruet Golf Classic (GLF)
The 21st Annual Gruet Golf Classic (GLF)

September 28, 2014 | 10:00am - 5:00pm

Towa Golf Course at Hilton Buffalo Thunder (15 minutes north of Santa Fe)

Gruet Winery features six of their wines in a golf scramble with ten of SFWC Fiesta's great restaurants. A different sparkling wine is paired with food from a different restaurant at every third hole, including Bishop's Lodge, La Plazuela, Jinja, Quail Run, Red Sage, Santacafe, Izmi Sushi, Santa Fe Capitol Grill, Mesa Cantina  and The Bistro at SF Courtyard Marriott. Green fee, cart, range balls, goodie bag, food, wine, prizes for winning teams, sun and fun are all included.


10:00am Check-In / 11:00am Tee Time
Towa Golf Course (15 minutes north of Santa Fe)


($104 Sunday-only room rate at Hilton Buffalo Thunder, please call 455-5555 to make your reservation, code WWCGT)

Ticket Price: $125.00

  Champagne Ruinart & Dirty Boots Brunch (BRUNCH)
Champagne Ruinart & Dirty Boots Brunch (BRUNCH)

September 28, 2014 | 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Four Seasons Rancho Encantado Santa Fe

The SFW&C Champagne & Dirty Boots Brunch returns to Rancho Encantado Four Seasons where Executive Chef Andrew Cooper will tantalize your tastebuds with his savory cuisine paired with Champagne Ruinart Blanc de Blancs and Brut Rosé and gorgeous views from the new Monte Vista Terrace.   

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