The Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta is an annual five-day weekend 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.
By bringing 90 national wineries to Santa Fe to partner with 75 of Santa Fe’s best restaurants, a five day schedule of food and wine events is created featuring cooking demos, wine seminars, winery luncheons and dinners. The weekend culminates with the Grand Tasting at the Santa Fe Opera where all 75 participating Santa Fe restaurants and all 90 wineries serve samples of their best food and wine.
One event, The SFWC Fiesta Live Auction raises money to sponsor Santa Fe restaurant community events. Proceeds from the live auction help sponsor culinary classes such as restaurant service classes, wine and cooking classes. As well the Live Auction helps sponsor other community events involving our restaurants and chefs such as Santa Fe’s Cooking with Kids program and Santa Fe Restaurant Week.
By reinvesting resources and education into the Santa Fe restaurant community, we serve our mission of the Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta – keeping Santa Fe on the map as a world-class culinary destination.
Thank you to all the sponsors, local restaurants and wineries who help to make this happen. And a great thank you to all the food and wine enthusiasts who keep returning to Santa Fe supporting our great restaurants!
Board of Directors
PRESIDENT MICHAEL TRUJILLO MICHAEL’S VALET
VICE PRESIDENT EMILY PADON
TREASURER RANDY RANDALL TOURISM SANTA FE
SECRETARY TOM KERPON JULIA
KATE COLLINS GRAPEFUL
SUSAN CURTIS SANTA FE SCHOOL OF COOKING
SUSAN EAGAN SUSAN’S FINE WINE & SPIRITS
PAUL FARRIER CHEMSEARCH
RACHEL GANTT RIO GRANDE SCHOOL
JEFFREY KAPLAN ROWLEY FARMHOUSE ALES
MARK KIFFIN THE COMPOUND RESTAURANT
AL LUCERO SOUTHERN GLAZERS WINE & SPIRITS
JOHN MAHAN WINE CONSULTANT
KATHERINE MILLER SANTA FE COUNTY
FERNANDO OLEA SAZON
JP QUATTRONE NATIONAL DISTRIBUTING CO.
BARBARA STRANGE HALO
MARLA THOMPSON CPA
Director of Sales