Celebrating 30 years, the Santa Fe Wine and Chile Fiesta is an annual collection of events, running from September 22–26, 2021, highlighting the culinary artistry found in Santa Fe’s many excellent restaurants coupled with the sophistication of wines from around the world.
The illustrious fiesta brings 90 wineries to Santa Fe to partner with 35 of the city’s best restaurants in a weeklong celebration of food and wine events, featuring cooking demos, seminars, winery luncheons, and dinners. The weekend culminates with two days of Grand Tasting at Magers Field Park, just steps from downtown, where you can sample both food and wine from participating restaurants and wineries in a beautiful setting surrounded by gorgeous views.
Cooking demonstrations and culinary education have always been an integral part of the Fiesta. This year the lineup of guest chefs include Chef Matthew Accarrino of San Francisco's SPQR, Maria Mazon of Tucson's BOCA Tacos Y Tequila, and the city's own Rocky Durham of Palace Prime, as well as James Campbell Caruso of La Boca.
You will also want to check out the amazing wine dinners at select restaurants around town. An expert will be present to introduce all wines to you and your guests with a special pairing menu. You’ll want to call the host restaurants for time, price and reservations well in advance. Participating restaurants can be found here.
If all that isn’t quite enough, enter the grand-daddy: The Grand Tasting. This is THE hottest event ticket of the Fiesta. For that reason, be sure to purchase your tickets early as some events may sell out! The tasting takes place on September 24 and 25, 2021 at the beautiful downtown location of Magers Field Park. You will experience booth after booth of wine and food and a taster-friendly setting with shaded tables and live entertainment. Enjoy tasting portions from 60 of Santa Fe’s finest restaurants and sips from 90 world-class wineries.
And there's more: wine seminars, the Gruet golf classic, a Champagne brunch, and a rosé extravaganza. So many ways to wine! More information at Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta.