24th Annual Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta


Wednesday, September 24 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM



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Event Description

VIP Tour, Tasting & Luncheon at Gruet Winery: Matt Yohalem (GC1)
September 24, 2014 | 9:30am - 3:00pm

Bus from Eldorado Hotel at 9:30am - Johnson Street side
Matt Yohalem, chef/owner of Il PIatto Italian Farmhouse Kitchen, prepares a four course Santa Fe Farmer's Market meal paired with Gruet wines at the Gruet Winery in Albuquerque. Laurent Gruet, winemaker at Gruet Winery since its inception, greets you at the event, takes you on a VIP Tour and Tasting and then joins you for lunch.

Ticket Price: $150.00


Guest Chef Luncheon and Master Sommelier Throwdown! (GC2)
September 24, 2014 | 11:30am - 2:00pm

Coyote Cafe
Four great Santa Fe chefs, three Master Sommeliers, whose pairing will reign supreme? Eric DiStefano (Coyote Cafe), Juan Bochenski (Anasazi), Charles Dale (Bouche Bistro) and Fernando Olea (Epazote) go palate to palate against Master Sommeliers Emily Wines, Joe Spellman and Tim Gaiser. Each of the four chefs chooses a wine to pair with their course as does one of the Sommeliers. Not knowing who picked which wine, it's up to the guests to vote and decide on the best pairing for each of the four rounds and which team wins.

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Chef Demo & Tasting: Andrew Cooper, Terra, Santa Fe (Demo1)
September 24, 2014 | 2:30pm - 4:00pm

Santa Fe School of Cooking
Join Chef Andrew Cooper, Executive Chef of Terra Restaurant at the Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe, as he showcases contemporary regional American cuisine embracing fresh, seasonal and local ingredients straight from the Santa Fe Farmer's Market. Tastes will be served and paired with wines from Rombauer Winery.

Ticket Price: $85.00


Wine Seminar: Secrets of the Somms: Blind Tasting of Red Wines (WS1)
September 24, 2014 | 2:30pm - 3:30pm

La Fonda Hotel
Match palates and wits with three of the country's top Master Sommeliers -- Emily Wines, Tim Gaiser and Joe Spellman -- as you taste a flight of eight mystery red wines in a blind tasting. The Sommeliers will share their secrets of how to detect varietal, region and vintage and ask the guests to deduct each wines origin in a family feud format. Get up on stage and take the mic!

Ticket Price: $85.00


Wine Seminar: Family of Pinot Paired With Cheese With Laura Werlin (WS2)
September 24, 2014 | 4:30pm - 5:30pm

La Fonda Hotel
In wine-speak, when you hear “pinot,” you probably think of Pinot Noir. But there’s more to the pinot world than that. Join cheese author Laura Werlin and Master Sommelier Tim Gaiser as they take you on a cheese and pinot pairing journey with Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir Vin Gris, Pinot Meunier, Rosé Champagne and Pinot Noir, all with mind-blowing cheese companions. After this, you’ll likely never look at the word “pinot” the same way again.