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Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta Donates 125K to Cooking with Kids

Cooking with Kids has received a $25,000 donation from 2014 Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta, bringing the seven-year total to $125,000. Los Alamos National Bank has also contributed $10,000 annually for the past two years, shared between CWK andRead More

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25th Annual Schedule

The Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta, the best food and wine event in the Southwest, is still crushing and roasting after 25 years. This September 23rd through 27th, a special weekend is scheduled featuring 75 Santa Fe restaurants andRead More

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2013 Donation to Cooking with Kids

Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta continues its tradition of support of Cooking with Kids with a 2013 donation of $25,000. Los Alamos National Bank became a partner with SFWC Fiesta’s Live Auction Luncheon this year and significantly helped theRead More

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Thank you for Attending the 2013 SFWC Fiesta

On behalf of 75 fabulous Santa Fe restaurants, 100 world-class wineries and our event’s Board of Directors, it my great honor to thank you for attending our 23rd annual Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta! As the event delivers itsRead More

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SFWC 2013 Featured Artist Announced

SFWC Fiesta 2013 is honored to have Santa Fe artist William Haskell as this year’s Featuread Artist of the Year. For this year’s event, Haskell has painted and generously donated “Bound for Santa Fe” a 30 x 20 drybrush paintingRead More

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2013 Grand Tasting is SOLD OUT

No more tickets remain to our 23rd Annual Grand Tasting on Saturday September 28th at the Santa Fe Opera. Each year we sell only 2500 tickets to our showcase event. It has sold out in each of our previous 22Read More

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Ticket Sales Open July 5th

Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta is pleased to announce their 2013 schedule of events, featuring an amazing 5 days of food and wine events highlighting the culinary arts of Santa Fe. Tickets go on sale July 5th at 9:00amRead More

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James Beard Foundation Awards Semi-Finalists

The semi-finalists for this year’s James Beard Foundation culinary awards — known as the Oscars of the food world — have been announced. Three Santa Fe Chefs are notably on the short lists for top honors in their respective categories.Read More

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1995 Bordeaux Versus Napa Tasting

The 1995 growing season was superlative for Cabernet Sauvignon production both in Bordeaux and the Napa Valley. With ripeness being a primary winemaking decision the past few decades, it has been increasingly harder to differentiate the best wines from theseRead More

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Santa Fe School of Cooking Wine Classes

SFWC Fiesta Executive Director, Greg O’Byrne, and marketing event partner Santa Fe School of Cooking, have joined forces and have launched a series of wine classes. O’Byrne’s first class, Wine 101, is Wednesday January 23rd from 5:30 to 7:00pm atRead More

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2012 Honorary Winery of the Year Award

The Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta is pleased to announce that Paul Draper, CEO/Winemaker at Ridge Vineyards, will attend the 2012 event to receive SFWC Fiesta’s Honorary Winery of the Year Award. An internationally celebrated winemaker, Draper has beenRead More

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Don’t Miss out on the Grand Tasting!

No other food & wine event in the country can boast 70 great restaurants serving tastes at their main event. Santa Fe was just named the 2012 Best Small Towns for FOOD by USA TODAY’s and Rand McNally’s Best ofRead More

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Court of Master Sommeliers comes to New Mexico!

In conjunction with the Court of Master Sommeliers, last month the Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta sponsored the two-day Master Sommelier introduction course. SFWC is pleased to announce that after the course, Santa Fe restaurants now have 42 moreRead More

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SFWC Fiesta Helps Cooking with Kids

The Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta presented a check for $20,000 to Cooking With Kids in Santa Fe on Tuesday February 10th. Proceeds from the annual Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta Auction help fund programs such as CookingRead More

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A Toast: The First 20 Years

In 1991, the first Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta started as a one-day Grand Tasting in the back parking lot of Sanbusco Center. About three hundred people attended, and 20 Santa Fe restaurants served tastes alongside tastes from 20Read More

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