New Gold Pass to Reserve Tasting

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SFWCF's 2015 Reserve Tasting at the Santa Fe Convention Center

This year’s Reserve Wine Tasting on Friday, September 23rd promises to be better than ever. With 90 participating wineries serving their best wines, we are also adding more participating restaurants serving great tastes. As before, the timing of the Reserve Wine Tasting remains 4:00pm to 6:30pm at the Santa Fe City Convention Center.

As a new feature, the Reserve Tasting Gold Pass will allow a limited number of guests exclusive early access (3:30pm) to the Reserve Wine Tasting. Only a few Gold Pass Reserve Tasting Tickets remain, so we encourage you to purchase now for this unique opportunity to spend intimate time tasting the best wines with our participating wineries.

A silent auction during the Reserve Wine Tasting features rare and large format wines from many of the participating wineries. Proceeds from the Silent Auction benefit Santa Fe Culinary Arts programs, including Santa Fe’s Cooking With Kids.

Buy Tickets Today for the Grand Tasting Saturday September 24th

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Don’t get shut out, there are still tickets for the 26th Annual Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta available, but act now as tickets are going fast and the event has sold out each of the past 25 years. The best food and wine event in the Southwest, still crushing and roasting after 26 years. chile_sedlar

This September 18th through 25th, a special week is scheduled featuring 75 Santa Fe restaurants and 100 world-class wineries partnering in eight days of epicurean pleasure.

New this year is the Santa Fe Wine & Chile Film Fiesta, scheduled for Sunday September 18th thru Tuesday September 20th. Each night, two SFWC restaurants will serve tastes with wine at a reception to a screening of three different films.

As always, the Fiesta 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 Santa Fe Community Convention Center, and the piece de resistance: the Grand Tasting on Saturday afternoon September 24th on the grounds of the Santa Fe Opera facing the Sangre de Cristo Rocky Mountains in all their golden fall color.

Visiting VIP’s
Visiting guest chefs hosting luncheons and cooking demos include Cy Yontz of Rio Grill in Monterey,
 Alex Seidel of Mercantile and Fruition in Denver, Peter Janiak of Seghesio in Sonoma, Matthew Accarrino of the popular Michelin one-star restaurant SPQR in San Francisco, John Sedlar of the newly-opened ELOISA in Santa Fe and of Rivera in Los Angeles,  Laura Werlin, the author and cheese authority from San Francisco and Kevin Nashan of Sidney St. Cafe in St. Louis.
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We are honored to have Ted Seghesio of Seghesio Family Vineyards as the SFWC Honorary Winery of the Year. Ted will host a retrospective Seghesio seminar and be our host at the Live Auction Luncheon with four of his wines.

Four guest Master Sommeliers will host the eight wine seminars. Master Sommeliers Joseph Spellman and Tim Gaiser, longtime supporters and moderators of Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiestas wine events, are joined by Master Sommelier Fred Dame and Master of Wine Geoff Labitzke.

Local chefs partnering with the visiting chefs for events include Mark Kiffin of the Compound Restaurant, Louis Moskow of 315 Restaurant and Wine Bar, Charles Dale of Bouche Bistro, James Campbell Caruso of La Boca, Martin Rios of Restaurant Martin, Marc Quinones of Luminaria,  Eduardo Rodriguez of Coyote Cafe, Silin Cruz of Geronimo, Tony Smith of the Eldorado and more.

Santa Fe Artist Darren Vigil Gray In Charity Auction
This year’s featured artist is Santa Fe legend
 Darren Vigil Gray and his commissioned piece of art exclusive for the Fiesta will be one of the 36 live auction lots that include rare wines and unique wine lifestyle events. Proceeds from the auction will benefit Santa Fe’s Cooking with Kids.

Darren_4Web“Earth Song” by Darren Vigil Gray, 22″ x 30″ Mixed Media

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 desert skies at the Santa Fe Opera. While some national wine events can boast the number of quality wineries participating, none can boast the number of quality restaurants serving food at the Grand Tasting.

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

At Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta, the skies are never bluer, the wines never better, and Santa Fe’s culinary arts collectively never shine so brightly. Plan to be a part of the 26th Celebration the last weekend of September 2016.

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 Event Director
505-438-8060
info@santafewineandchile.org

Santa Fe Wine & Chile in the Wine Enthusiast

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Thank you all for attending our 25th Anniversary of the Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta in September 2015. We are pleased to see our event in December’s Wine Enthusiast. Please save the dates for next year’s event, September 21st thru 25th, 2016.

Happy New Year!

The SFWCF 2015 Grand Tasting at the Santa Fe Opera

The SFWCF 2015 Grand Tasting at the Santa Fe Opera

2015 Event Photos now posted

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Thank you all for your participation in the 25th annual Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta! Photos from events are now posted on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/santafewineandchile/photos_stream

The SFWCF 2015 Grand Tasting at the Santa Fe Opera

The SFWCF 2015 Grand Tasting at the Santa Fe Opera

Farm to Plate Demo with Peter Jacobsen

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Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta is honored to have Peter Jacobsen of Jacobsen Orchards, a Culinary Farmer from Napa Valley, attending our event this year. For the last 18 years, Peter’s primary client has been Thomas Keller at The French Laundry in Yountville, California.peter_matt

We invite you to sit outside in the garden of Arroyo Vino with a glass of rosé with Jacobsen who will take guests on a visual, olfactory and gustatory culinary journey. This totally unique culinary experience will show how a chef communicates to a farmer on the products they need to produce their culinary creations. He will also entice us to try our imagination to create recipe ideas for the unique products he will taste us on.

For the last 6 years Jacobsen has provided a similar presentation to each incoming Culinary Institute of America chef class, in St Helena, California, on Chefs Working with Farmers. If you love gardening, food, cooking or creativity, this will be one of the most unusual experiences you will ever have. Don’t take our word on it, come and hear his presentation and tasting. You will leave satisfied, to the full extent of your culinary imagination!

2015 Grand Tasting Handout/Map PDF

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Click here for map of Grand Tasting restaurant and winery tent locations (PDF 430 KB)

Electronic Tickets for the Grand Tasting 2015

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Hold-My-Ticket---eTicket-300wNEW THIS YEAR: Electronic Tickets!

Grand Tasting tickets and parking passes will be print-at-home eTickets. Please print your ticket in advance and have it ready to scan. Aspen Vista Terrace tickets may be picked up at Will Call.

Please pick up your non-Grand Tasting tickets at Will Call at our hospitality desk NEW LOCATION in the lobby of the Santa Fe Community Convention Center, 201 West Marcy Street, Monday through Friday, the week of the Fiesta, between 9 am – 5 pm.

All 2015 Wine Seminars and the Reserve Tasting/Silent Auction will also be held at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center.

See our FAQ/Map page for more NEW FOR 2015 information. Locations and procedures have changed.

Dan Namingha Featured Artist 2015

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For our 25th Anniversary, the Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta is extremely excited and honored to have Dan Namingha as our Featured Artist. Dan has painted and delivered a beautiful New Mexico landscape titled “Desert Vista” that will be used as the featured art poster 2015.SFWCPoster2015_small

The original 20″ x 26″ Acrylic on canvas painting can be viewed at the Niman Fine Art Gallery in Santa Fe. The value of “Desert Vista” is $9.000 and proceeds from teh sale will benefit Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta’s educational programs, including Santa Fe’s Cooking with Kids.

Dan is from the Tewa-Hopi tribe. He has been showing professionally as an artist for over forty years. His works command unwavering respect for the earth and spirit of his ancestry, the beautiful heritage that is the heart of his creativity. He is constantly drawn to his roots so deeply embedded in ceremony yet allows us only a guarded glimpse of his sacred traditions; the spirit messengers, the kachinas representing blessings, ancestors and cloud people … all of these forming the interim of visage between the physical and the spirit world.

Dan paints and sculpts the imagery of his homeland and his peoples, always with the integrity instilled in him by that depth of belief and love of spirit. Drawing and paintings was a natural part of Hopi childhood.

It gave him a way to express his strong feelings about the culture andenvironment leading to a path of creative freedom. Dan feels that change and evolution are a continuum; socially, politically, and spiritually and that the future of our planet and membership of the human race must be monitored to insure survival in the spirit of cultural and technology diversity. He says that only then can we merge the positive and negative polarization and balance so necessary to the communal spirit of the universe.

On May 15th, 2009, Dan Namingha was selected to receive an Honorary Doctorate from the Institute of American Indian Arts. The ceremony took place at the Institute of American Indian Arts College Campus.

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

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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 and SFW&CF.

Microsoft Word - CWK.LANB.SFWCF Press Release 04.10.15.docx“Cooking with Kids is honored by the faithful and generous support of Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta and Los Alamos National Bank. We are proud and fortunate to be part of Santa Fe’s innovative culinary and business communities,” said CWK Executive Director Lynn Walters. “These donations help bring CWK’s hands-on food education to thousands of public school children each year. Together we are creating a healthy future for Santa Fe!”

This year’s milestone gift was celebrated on April 7, 2015 with a “Big Check Ceremony” at Gonzales Community School. Joining 2nd graders from Deborah Barbe’s cooking class were SFW&CF and CWK Board Members, LANB’s Jillian Bartely and Kate Kennedy, volunteer CWK Super Chefs and Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta Executive Director Greg O’Byrne.

“So many of our great Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta chefs participate with Cooking with Kids and we are honored to help bring them into the school room to work with our community’s children,” said Greg O’Byrne.

The very successful Super Chef program grew out of CWK’s commitment to connecting schools, children and their families to Northern New Mexico’s vibrant food community. Super Chefs donate their time and talent in cooking classes and inspire a new generation of chefs and healthy eaters. Cooking with Kids, Inc. is a non-profit organization that educates and empowers children and families to develop healthy eating habits through hands-on learning with fresh, affordable foods from diverse cultural traditions. Since 1995, thousands of Santa Fe Public School kids have participated in cooking classes and tasting classes. CWK has been recognized both locally and nationally as a leader in innovative programming for school-based nutrition education.

25th Annual Schedule

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The Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta, the best food and wine event in the Southwest, is still crushing and roasting after 25 years.chile_sedlar

This September 23rd through 27th, a special weekend is scheduled featuring 75 Santa Fe restaurants and 100 world-class wineries partnering in five days of epicurean pleasure. The Fiesta includes six guest chef winery luncheons, seven cooking demos at the Santa Fe School of Cooking, eight wine seminars, 40 nightly wine dinners at Santa Fe restaurants, the Live Auction Guest Chefs Luncheon at the Eldorado Hotel, the Reserve Tasting at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center, and the piece de resistance: the Grand Tasting on Saturday afternoon September 26th on the grounds of the Santa Fe Opera facing the Sangre de Cristo Rocky Mountains in all their golden fall color.

Visiting VIP’s
Visiting guest chefs hosting luncheons and cooking demos include Matthew Accarrino of the popular Michelin one-star restaurant SPQR in San Francisco, Stephan Pyles of Stephan Pyles Restaurant in Dallas, John Sedlar of the newly-opened ELOISA in Santa Fe and of Rivera in Los Angeles, and Laura Werlin the author and cheese authority from San Francisco.
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Four guest Master Sommeliers will host the eight wine seminars. Master Sommeliers Joseph Spellman and Tim Gaiser, longtime supporters and moderators of Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiestas wine events, are joined this year by Master Sommelier Fred Dame.

Local chefs partnering with the visiting chefs for events include Mark Kiffin of the Compound Restaurant, Eric DiStefano of Coyote Cafe, Louis Moskow of 315 Restaurant and Wine Bar, Charles Dale of Bouche Bistro, James Campbell Caruso of La Boca, Martin Rios of Restaurant Martin, Juan Bochenski of the Anasazi Restaurant, Tony Smith of the Eldorado and Fernando Olea of Epazote.

Chefs Mark Kiffin, Stephan Pyles, John Sedlar, Katherine Clapner and Tony Smith partner on Thursday September 24th at the Live Auction Luncheon where this year’s Honorary Winery of the Year, Silver Oak Wine Cellars, will be honored with owner Tim Duncan. This year’s Champagne Of The Year, Champagne Ruinart, will host the auction preview. Five courses from five guest chefs will be paired with Champagne Ruinart and four Silver Oak & Twomey Cellars wines.

Legendary Artist Dan Namingha Participates In Charity Auction
This year’s featured artist is Santa Fe legend Dan Namingha and his commissioned piece of art exclusive for the Fiesta will be one of the 36 live auction lots that include rare wines and unique wine lifestyle events. Proceeds from the auction will benefit Santa Fe’s Cooking with Kids.

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. While some national wine events can boast the number of quality wineries participating, none can boast the number of quality restaurants serving food at the Grand Tasting.

Sunday’s events include a Champagne Ruinart Brunch at the Four Seasons Rancho Encantado, The Gruet Winery Golf Classic at Buffalo Thunder’s Towa Golf Course 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.

At Santa Fe Wine & Chile, the skies are never bluer, the wines never better, and Santa Fe’s culinary arts collectively never shine so brightly. Plan to be a part of the 25th Celebration the last weekend of September 2015.

Complete schedule and tickets are available at santafewineandchile.org. Tickets go on sale July 6th.

Click here to view PDF of 2015 schedule.

For more information please contact:

Greg O’Byrne
SFWC Fiesta Executive Director
505-438-8060
VinEvents1@gmail.com

Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta Gran Fondo

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bikeNEW: View Gran Fondo Route Map here (PDF 170 KB) The Inaugural Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta Gran Fondo is really coming together and there is still room for riders to sign up. The ride loop starting from and returning to Four Seasons Rancho Encantado will take you through four historic Northern New Mexico Villages — Cundiyo, Truchas, Chimayo and Nambé.

Unique to the ride are four gourmet food stations hosted by four guest chefs. Michelle Bernstein of Michy’s in Miami (James Beard Best Chef of the South) will start you off with her luscious fruit and yogurt cup with her homemade Granola. Two rest stop food stations along the way to fuel your ride are hosted by Matthew Accarrino of SPQR, this year’s Food and Wine Magazine Best New Chef and Kevin Nashan of Sidney Street Café in St. Louis. An additional celebrity joining the ride will be Chris DiMinno, executive chef of Chris King Precision Parts. Mark Kiffin of The Compound Restaurant (James Beard Best Chef of the Southwest) will host the finish station back at the Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado with his Zacatecas Taco Bar and chilled Champagne Ruinart.

Four historic Northern New Mexico villages will be your rest stops for great eats along the ride – Nambe, Cundiyo, Truchas and Chimayo. A 72-mile loop, climbing to Truchas, is available or an easier 58 mile loop.

1407-fondo-foodRiding a bicycle has never been so beautiful and delicious – the views and food will not be beat.

 

2014 Featured Artist: Cody Brothers

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Special Delivery on The Santa Fe Trail by Cody Brothers - Click to Purchase

Special Delivery on The Santa Fe Trail by Cody Brothers – Click to Purchase

The 2014 Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta Featured Artist is New Mexico native Cody Brothers, and this year’s poster features his wonderful black and white photograph Special Delivery on The Santa Fe Trail. Of his passion for shooting film.  “I still shoot manual cameras, there is a magic in having to pick four or five shots,” says Brothers, “you have to not only know what you are doing, but also be selective about what you’re doing.”  Choosing to shoot in black and white, Brother’s feels a sense of New Mexico’s roots emanating from his photos.  “Photography is a basis for what art in Santa Fe has been.” says Brothers, “Alfred Stieglitz, Ansel Adams, Georgia O’Keeffe… Santa Fe is a mecca for photography.”

Brothers’ preference to shoot in black and white is complimented by his desire to be a part of the entire process from conception until execution.  “I’ve worked in labs since 1991, and now I own the lab where I process the film.” Brothers adds, “photography has lost some of its impact because of its digital aspect, it’s still an art form the way I do it.” Cody Brothers’ photographs are truly art in their purest form born of passion.  “I’m pretty impassioned about my work.  I am truly blessed and love what I do, and my hope and goal is that this is evident in my pictures,” says Brothers.

Cody Brothers is a New Mexico native currently residing in Pecos, NM.  He and his wife own and operate Visions Photo Lab in Santa Fe, which allows him the ability to be present for each step of his photographic vision.

Live Auction 2014 & Auction Guide PDF

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Click here to view the 2014 Live Auction Guide (PDF 240 KB)

SFW&C Fiesta LIVE AUCTION 2014
Presented by Los Alamos National Bank

SFW&C Honorary Wine Achievement Award

Gruet Winery New Mexico & Gruet & Fils France

Gilbert Gruet, founder of Gruet Winery, was born in Bethon, France in 1931. He grew up in a poor family and began working at a young age. In 1952, Gilbert Gruet, along with his wife Danielle, dreamt of producing fine quality Champagne. Gilbert followed his heart and in 1967 created the U.V.C.B. (Union Vinicole des Coteaux de Bethon), a co-op in the village of Bethon.

In 1983, the Gruet family was exploring the Southwestern part of the U.S. and while in New Mexico met a group of European winemakers who had successfully planted vineyards in Engle, near the town of Truth or Consequence. The land was inexpensive and the opportunity golden. In 1984, Gilbert Gruet, whose Champagne house, Gruet et Fils had produced fine Champagne in Bethon, France, since 1952, made the decision to plant an experimental vineyard, exclusively planted to Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes. His children, winemaker Laurent and daughter Nathalie, then relocated to the great state of New Mexico to begin their American wine making adventure.

Now producing nine different sparkling wines, in 2012 Gruet sold 125,000 cases of wine and distributed them to 48 states. Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta is honored to celebrate with the Gruet Family what they have accomplished in New Mexico in 25 years. Happy anniversary!

 

2014 Live Auction

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Special Update: We are pleased to announce that Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon 40th Anniversary has been added as one of the featured wines at this year’s Live Auction Luncheon.

This year’s Live Auction Luncheon, scheduled for Thursday, September 25th, will deliver an unrivaled, unique culinary experience. Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta is honored to have the Gruet Winery family as this year’s honorees. In celebrating their 25th Anniversary of producing superb sparkling wines in New Mexico, sister and brother team Nathalie and Laurent Gruet will be joined by their sister and mother from Gruet Pere & Fils in Bethon, Champagne for the event.

Both Gruet New Mexico sparkling wines and Gruet French Champagnes will be served at the luncheon. In addition, Gruet’s reserve Pinot Noir will be featured and we are pleased to announce the addition of Caymus’s 40th Anniversary Cabernet Sauvignon as one of the featured wines. Like the Gruet family with Champagne in France and New Mexico, the Caymus family for generations has been making on of the best wines (Cabernet) of their region (Napa).

Guest chefs each doing one of five courses to be paired with Gruet wines at the Luncheon could not be better. A James Beard finalist for best chef of the Midwest 2014, Kevin Nashan, chef/owner of Sidney Street Café in St. Louis, will be joined by two of Santa Fe’s top chefs: Martin Rios of Restaurant Martin and James Campbell Caruso of La Boca – both James Beard repeat nominees for Best Chef of the Southwest. Anthony Smith, Executive Chef of the Eldorado Hotel, will host a course as will Laura Werlin, the James Beard Award winning author of six books about cheese.

Thirty-five unique, one-of-a-kind wine lots will be auctioned off during the luncheon. One of the highlights includes a trip to Champagne for four lucky winning bidders who will enjoy overnights at Gruet Pere & Fils with lavish meals, VIP Tastings and Tours at some of Champagne’s top cellars.

2014 Schedule Announced

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Santa Fe Gran FondoSanta Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta is pleased to announce the 2014 schedule of events, featuring an amazing 5 days of food & wine events highlighting the culinary arts of Santa Fe. Tickets go on sale 9am Monday July 7th, Mountain time.

Click to view PDF of event brochure (1.5 MB)

The 24th edition of the Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta features 80 great Santa Fe restaurants and 100 world class wineries partnering in 5 guest chef luncheons, 8 cooking demos at the Santa Fe School of Cooking, 8 wine seminars at La Fonda Hotel, 40 nightly wine dinners, the Reserve Tasting, the Gruet Golf Classic and the piece de resistance, the Grand Tasting on Saturday afternoon September 27th at the Santa Fe Opera.

New this year is the Inaugural Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta Gran Fondo on the morning of Sunday September 28th, followed by the return of the Champagne & Dirty Boots Brunch at Four Seasons Rancho Encantado, hosted by Champagne Ruinart.

Visiting guests chefs hosting luncheons and cooking demos this year include Matthew Accarrino from SPQR who was honored this year as Food & Wine Magazine’s Best New Chef. Guest Chef Kevin Nashan of Sydney Street Café in St. Louis – a semi finalist for James Beard Best Chef Midwest 204 – returns to Santa Fe and co-hosts a lunch with Martin Rios. A James Beard Best Chef of the South, Michelle Bernstein, of Michy’s in Miami, will showcase her Latin flavors in a food and wine pairing with Champagne Ruinart.

Three of the country’s top Master Sommeliers will host 8 wine seminars during the event. Longtime supporters and introducers of SFWC events Joe Spellman and Tim Gaiser are joined by Master Sommelier Emily Wines.  Seminars include a Napa Valley AVA Masterclass, the Secrets of the Somms Blind Tasting, Grand Crus of Barolo, High Altitude Malbec with Colomé, The Family of Pinot as Paired with Cheese with Laura Werlin, and the Sparkling Odyssey of Champagne to New Mexico with the Gruet Family. We are honored to have the Gruet Family as this year’s Honorary Winery of the Year celebrating 25 years of making world-class sparkling wine in New Mexico.

Local chefs partnering with the visiting chefs and hosting luncheons and cooking demos include Eric DiStefano of Coyote Cafe, Charles Dale of Bouche Bistro, James Campbell Caruso of La Boca, Martin Rios of Restaurant Martin, Juan Bochenski of the Anasazi, Fernando Olea of Epazote, Matt Yohalem of Il Piatto, Andrew Cooper of Terra at Rancho Encantado, Jeffrey Kaplan of The Bistro at Santa Fe Courtyard, Kim Mueller of izanami and authors Bill & Cheryl Jamison.

Chefs Campbell, Rios, Nashan, Werlin and Tony Smith of Eldorado Hotel partner on Thursday, September 25th at the Live Auction Luncheon presented by LANB where this year’s Honorary Winery of the Year, Gruet, witl be honored. Five courses from five guest chefs paired with Gruet wines from Champagne and New Mexico will be one of the events you won’t want to miss. Proceeds from the auction will benefit Santa Fe’s Cooking With Kids.

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 24th Annual Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta!

2013 Donation to Cooking with Kids

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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 the amount of proceeds CWKWine&Chile_BigCheck2Smallto Cooking with Kids. “Since 2009, SFW&CF has backed the mission of Cooking with Kids with annual contributions and made it possible for CWK to become a more active member of Santa Fe’s extraordinary culinary community. We are honored by SFW&CF’s faithful support. These donations have allowed Cooking with Kids to grow, to innovate, and to meet changing needs,” said CWK Executive Director Lynn Walters.

The mission of the Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta – keeping Santa Fe on the map as a world-class culinary destination – culminates is an annual five-day line-up of events featuring the culinary artistry found in Santa Fe, New Mexico’s many excellent restaurants coupled with the sophistication and wines of national wineries. This year’s SFW&CF Live Auction Presented by Los Alamos National Bank is scheduled for Thursday September 25, 2014.

Cooking with Kids, Inc. is a non-profit organization that motivates and empowers elementary school students to develop healthy eating habits through hands-on learning with fresh, affordable foods from diverse cultural traditions. Since 1995, thousands of Santa Fe Public School kids have participated in cooking classes and tasting classes. CWK has been recognized both locally and nationally as a leader in innovative programming for school-based nutrition education.

Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta Press Release (PDF)

Wine & Chile Fiesta Merchandise for sale online

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Bound for Santa FeSanta Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta Merchandise is now for sale online, including posters, shirts & hats.

Posters include:

  • 2013 William Haskell “Bound for Santa Fe”
  • 2012 Phyllis Kapp “Soft Summer Day”
  • 2011 Melinda Hall “Dionysus”
  • 2010 Georgia O’Keeffe “Jimson Weed

T-Shirts are available with the above poster art on them from 2011-2013, and an assortment of hats.

Click this link to browse items for sale: https://santafewineandchile.webconnex.com/merchandise

2014 tickets go on sale Monday July 7th

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Tickets for the 24th Annual Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta will go on sale at 9am Mountain Time on Monday, July 7th, 2014

2013 Fiesta Event Photos now on FaceBook

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What a great time was had by all! Thank you for attending! Please find yourself in the photos and make a comment or post on your FaceBook page. See you next year! 2013 Fiesta Event Photos

http://www.facebook.com/santafewineandchile/photos_albums

Thank you for Attending the 2013 SFWC Fiesta

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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 its 23rd rendition, the Santa Fe restaurants are greater than ever and the enthusiastic guests who fill our Rocky Mountain town converge from around the world happier than ever. And for good reason. This year visiting chefs David Tanis, Bruce Aidells, Matthew AccarrObyrneBaroloino, Laura Werlin and Katherine Clapner will host exquisite guest-chef luncheons and tastings. Four Master Sommeliers — Emily Wines, Melissa Monosoff, Tim Gaiser and Joe Spellman — lead eight stimulating and timely wine seminars. Cooking demonstrations at the Santa Fe School of Cooking will highlight 12 of our top Santa Fe chefs. Our 100 visiting wineries will pour their best wines at Reserve Tasting. At our Live Auction Luncheon our visiting chefs network with our local chefs helping raise funds for our local food charities. And wineries partner each night with our Santa Fe restaurants in 40 winemaker dinners.

Still, the centerpiece, our raison d’etre, remains the Grand Tasting — always on the last Saturday of September and now featuring 75 great Santa Fe restaurants serving sumptuous tastes alongside 100 world-class wineries to 3000 food and wine enthusiasts on the grounds of the Santa Fe Opera, in full view of our Sangre de Cristo Mountains sparkling under the bluest sky imaginable  with stands of aspens in golden bloom. Is there a better place to be at this moment?

Santa Fe, the participating wineries, the time of year, our visiting guests all conspire to make a memorable event, but the identity and long-lasting character of the Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta is the Santa Fe restaurant community. The Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta exists simply as a refelction of the strength and unique identity of our restaurant community.  Let us now raise a glass to the 23rd annual Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta and to the reason it exists: the most remarkable restaurant community in the universe!

Thank you for attending!

Greg O’Byrne

SFWC Executive Director