Wine Seminar: Secrets of the Somms: Undiscovered White Wines (Fun & Serious Foreplay!) (WS1)

September 23, 2015 | 2:30pm - 3:30pm

Santa Fe Community Convention Center

Enliven your palates with three of the country's top Master Sommeliers -- Emily Wines, Tim Gaiser and Joe Spellman -- as you taste a flight of eight undiscovered white wines from around the world, including Assyrtiko from Greece, Fiano de Avellino from Campania, Viura from Rioja, Savagnin from Jura, Vermentino from Corsica, and other strange wonderful new wines to love.

Ticket Price: $85.00

  Wine Seminar:  The Perfect Cheese Plate with Port, Sherry and Madeira (WS2)
Wine Seminar: The Perfect Cheese Plate with Port, Sherry and Madeira (WS2)

September 23, 2015 | 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Santa Fe Community Convention Center

What is on the perfect after-dinner cheese plate and what are its perfect wine partners? Join The First Lady of Fromage, author Laura Werlin, and Master Sommelier Tim Gaiser as they take you on a cheese and desert wine pairing journey with different styles of Port, Sherry and Madeira, all with mind-blowing cheese companions.


Ticket Price: $85.00

  Wine Seminar: Silver Oak with Tim Duncan, SFWC Honoree of the Year (WS3)
Wine Seminar: Silver Oak with Tim Duncan, SFWC Honoree of the Year (WS3)

September 24, 2015 | 10:30am - 11:30am

Santa Fe Community Convention Center

For over 40 years, Tim Duncan and his family have been crafting Napa Valley and Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignons that have been iconic representations of California Cabernet. Tim Duncan will pour a rare double vertical of both the Alexander and Napa Valley Cabernets from the 2003, 2004 and 2005 vintages and finish with 2011 Alexander and 2010 Napa Valley Cabs.

Ticket Price: $125.00

 
Wine Seminar: Around the World of Pinot Noir (with a Blindfold) (WS4)

September 24, 2015 | 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Santa Fe community Convention Center

Pinot Noir from Burgundy (Domaine Roux), New Zealand (Craggy Range), California (Lucas & Lewellen) and Oregon (Ponzi); can we tell them apart? Two flights of Pinot, featuring a wine from each region, will be tasted. The first flight is tasted open with characteristics noted with our Master Sommeliers. The second flight is tasted blind with guests asked to pick the region.


All tickets are sold. We do not have a waiting list for sold-out events. If you are interested in a sold out event, please check the hospitality desk Bulletin Board or online Ticket Exchange after September 15.

 
Wine Seminar: New California Wine with Jon Bonne, author of "The New California Wine" (WS5)

September 24, 2015 | 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Santa Fe Community Convention Center

Before becoming the wine columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle in 2006, Jon Bonne often found California wines, though delicious, to be too ripe and powerful. His new book highlights that over the past decade California producers in pursuit of balance have created a new style of restraint and transparency. Joining Jon, pouring two wines each, are Beth Novak-Milliken of Spottswoode (Napa), Jason Haas of Tablas Creek (Paso Robles), Sarah Harshaw of Lioco (Sonoma) and Bedrock Winery.

Ticket Price: $85.00

 
Wine Seminar: Champagne 101 with Champagne Ruinart, SFWC Champagne of the Year (WS6)

September 25, 2015 | 10:00am - 11:00am

Santa Fe Community Convention Center

The oldest established house in Champagne, Ruinart has been producing Champagne since 1729. We are honored to have Champagne Ruinart as our Honorary Champagne of the year for our 25th anniversary. Join Megan Gordon, Champagne Ruinart Brand Ambassador, for a lively and educational tasting of the different styles of Champange. Non-vintage Champagne Ruinart Blanc de Blancs and Rosé will be tasted side by side with Vintage Champagne Ruinart Blanc de Blancs and Rosé. Older vintages will be also be tasted to show how Champagne ages.

All tickets are sold. We do not have a waiting list for sold-out events. If you are interested in a sold out event, please check the hospitality desk Bulletin Board or online Ticket Exchange after September 15.

 
Wine Seminar: Wines of Sicily: An Exploration of Terroir & Indigenous Grapes (WS7)

September 25, 2015 | 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Santa Fe Community Convention Center

Over the past fifteen years, no wine region has been more advancing than Sicily. The renaissance in Siciliy can be attributed to the Greeks and Phoenicians, indigenous vine varieties, unique soils, climate and a resurgence of quality producers. Antonio Rallo, the President of DOC Sicilia hosts a fascinating tasting of the varieties of Nero D'Avalo, Grillo, Moscato di Noto and other indigenous grapes to show how versatile these wines can be.

Ticket Price: $85.00

  Wine Seminar: A Study in Sangiovese  (WS8)
Wine Seminar: A Study in Sangiovese (WS8)

September 25, 2015 | 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Santa Fe Community Convention Center

Sangiovese is the primary red grape of Italy and nowhere does it express itself as compellingly as it does in Tuscany. Our Master Sommeliers walk you through and offer tastes of wines from the four primary Tuscan regions of Chianti Classico, Chianti Ruffina, Montepulciano and Montalcino, each represented with a pair of Sangiovese wines from a historic producer -- Castello di Ama, Conti Costanti, Nipozzano and Fattoria del Cerro.

All tickets are sold. We do not have a waiting list for sold-out events. If you are interested in a sold out event, please check the hospitality desk Bulletin Board or online Ticket Exchange after September 15.

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Please be advised about the following changes this year:

  • No tickets will be mailed!
  • Grand Tasting tickets & parking passes are E-Tickets. You will receive a link to print your own tickets by email
  • All other tickets to be picked up at Will Call
  • There is a NEW location of our hospitality desk/will call, wine seminars, tour bus pickup & Reserve Tasting

Please pick up your tickets at Will Call at our hospitality desk NEW LOCATION in the lobby of the Santa Fe Community Convention Center, 201 West Marcy Street (click for map), Monday - Friday, the week of the Fiesta, between 9 am & 5 pm.

Other important order information:

  • Tour bus pickup: In front of the Santa Fe Community Convention Center (west side on Grant Avenue).
  • New location for all wine seminars, Reserve Tasting & Silent Auction at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center.
  • City parking garage under the Santa Fe Community Convention Center, enter on the north (Federal Place) side.
  • Golf tickets: Please reply and provide us with the name of each golfer, their gender & T-Shirt size at your earliest convenience.
  • Gran Fondo tickets: you will receive your rider's packet including tickets at the registration table Sunday morning at Four Seasons Rancho Encantado.
  • Aspen Vista Terrace tickets may be picked up at Will Call.
  • Please print out and save a copy of our concise map and event FAQ: http://www.santafewineandchile.org/mapsguides.