2017 Schedule Announced

The best food and wine event in the Southwest the Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta has released the schedule for the 27th edition featuring our strongest schedule to date.

We are honored to have the James Beard Best Restaurant award winner Rick Bayless of Topolobampo joining us this year for a guest chef luncheon. We are doubly pleased to have Stephan Pyles from Flora Street Café in Dallas (winner of the “Dallas News” Best New Restaurant) returning for a guest chef luncheon with Mark Kiffin at the Compound Restaurant. The James Beard 2017 Best Chef of the Midwest Award winner, Kevin Nashan of Sidney Street Cafe in St. Louis joins Bayless, Pyles and Kiffin for a tour de force Live Auction Luncheon featuring the wines of Grgich Hills Estate which is celebrating their 40th Anniversary with us as our Honorary of the Year.

These visiting guest chefs join 75 great Santa Fe restaurants and 100 world-class wineries partnering in five days of epicurean pleasure that includes six guest chef winery luncheons, seven cooking demos at the Santa Fe School of Cooking, eight wine seminars at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center, 40 nightly wine dinners at Santa Fe restaurants, the Live Auction Guest Chefs Luncheon at the Eldorado Hotel, the Reserve Tasting at the Community Convention Center, and the piece de resistance, the Grand Tasting on Saturday afternoon September 30th on the grounds of the Santa Fe Opera facing the Sangre de Cristo Rocky Mountains in all their golden fall color.

No less than six guest Master Sommeliers will host the eight wine seminars and our guest chef luncheons. Master Sommeliers  Joe Spellman  and Tim Gaiser, longtime supporters and moderators of Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiestas wine events, are joined this year by Master Sommeliers Fred Dame, Jesse Becker and Brian Cronin. Also joining the panels is Mary Margaret McCamic, Master of Wine and director of sales at Screaming Eagle.

For the second year, we will kickoff our events with the Santa Fe Wine & Chile Film Fiesta on the preceding Sunday and Monday nights– featuring two great food and wine films each night with an hour-long wine and food reception.

The weekend’s penultimate event is the Grand Tasting where 75 of Santa Fe’s finest restaurants serve tastes side-by-side with 100 world-class wineries under the clear and crisp high dessert skies at the Santa Fe Opera.

Sunday’s events include a Champagne Perrier Jouet Brunch at the Four Seasons Rancho Encantado, The Gruet Winery Golf Classic at  and the Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta Gran Fondo bike ride from the Four Seasons Rancho Encantado with celebrity chefs and guest sommeliers as your team captains.

The skies are never bluer, the wines never better and Santa Fe’s culinary arts collectively shine never brighter, so plan on joining us the last weekend of September for the 27th Annual Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta.

Complete schedule and tickets are available at santafewineandchile.org. Tickets go on sale July 5th.

For more information please contact:

Greg O’Byrne

SFWC Fiesta Executive Director

View online or CLICK HERE to download as PDF (800 KB). Tickets go on sale Wednesday, July 5th, 9am MST.

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