September 21–25, 2022, Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta once again celebrates the culinary artistry of Santa Fe’s many excellent and award-winning restaurants coupled with the sophistication of influential wines from around the world. Join us!
The illustrious Fiesta, in its 31st year, just ranked #4 in USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice awards for Best Wine Festival. Get your tickets to find out why! Ninety wineries partner with 50 of The City Different's best restaurants in a weeklong celebration of food and wine, featuring cooking demos, seminars, winery luncheons and dinners, a gravel bike ride and golf tournament, and more. Don't miss the The Grand Tasting on the grassy lawn of Magers Field Park, just steps from downtown, where you'll sample both exquisite cuisine from participating restaurants and esteemed vintages from worldwide wineries. New for 2022 is Chile Friday, a tasty tribute to New Mexico's signature heat in the form of delicious bites from a dozen culinary establishments paired with refreshing local craft beers and Patron Tequila margaritas from the Santa Fe Margarita Trail.
Cooking demonstrations and culinary education have always been an integral part of the Fiesta. In 2022, the lineup of guest chefs include Chef / Co-owner Jennifer Jasinski of Rioja in Denver, Executive Chef / Co-owner Charleen Badman from FnB in Scottsdale, and Santa Fe's own Executive Chef / Owner of Market Steer Steakhouse, Kathleen Crook. Seminars abound, including one with Frank Family Vineyards, 2022's Winery of the Year.
You will also want to investigate the marvelous winery dinners at select restaurants around town. An expert spokesperson from the winery will be present to introduce all wines with the special paired menu. Contact the host restaurants for time, price, and reservations.
The Grand Tasting
If all of that isn’t quite enough, consider the granddaddy event: The Grand Tasting, THE hottest event ticket of the Fiesta. Bring your friends and meet up with others September 24, 2022 from 12 to 3 pm at the grassy downtown location of Magers Field Park. You will experience booth after booth of hallmark wines and exquisite cuisine in a taster-friendly setting with shaded tables and live entertainment. What could be better than tasting portions from 50 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.