24th Annual Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta


Thursday, September 25 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM



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Chef Demo & Tasting: Kevin Nashan, Sydney Street Cafe, St. Louis (Demo2)
September 25, 2014 | 9:30am - 11:00am

Santa Fe School of Cooking
A James Beard finalist for Best Chef Midwest 2014, Chef Kevin Nashan has been wowing guests at his Sydney Street Cafe in St. Louis for more then a decade with his Spanish and New Mexican influenced cuisine. A native of Santa Fe, Nashan returns home and showcases techniques of three of his signature dishes with tastes paired with Spanish wines from Numanthia.

Ticket Price: $85.00


Wine Seminar: Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon AVA Masterclass (WS3)
September 25, 2014 | 11:00am - 12:00pm

La Fonda Hotel
Four of Napa’s top producers will each pour a 2009 Cabernet from their unique American Viticultural Area (AVA)­—René Schlatter from Merryvale (St. Helena), Aaron Crespin from Pine Ridge (Stag's Leap), Jerry Baker from Ladera (Mt. Veeder) and Daniel Vu from Heitz Wine Cellars (Rutherford). Learn the unique characteristics from each of these Napa AVAs. A second flight (poured blind) will feature a 2007 Cabernet from each producer's AVA and guest's can use their new found knowledge to pick out which wine is from which AVA.

Ticket Price: $85.00


Live Auction & Guest Chefs Luncheon presented by Los Alamos National Bank (LIVE)
September 25, 2014 | 11:30am - 2:00pm

Eldorado Hotel
Chefs Martin Rios of Restaurant Martin, James Campbell Caruso of La Boca and Tony Smith of Eldorado join forces with visiting chefs Kevin Nashan and Laura Werlin for a five-course luncheon paired with wines from this year's Honorary Winery of the Year, Gruet Winery. Join the Gruet family with wines from Champagne and New Mexico as they celebrate their 25th Anniversary in the U.S. Charitable auctioneer Greg Quiroga auctions 35 wine lots to benefit SFWC education programs.

Please note that the Live Auction & Guest Chef Luncheon has been moved from Friday to Thursday!

Ticket Price: $150.00


Chef Demo & Tasting: Bill & Cheryl Jamison (Demo3)
September 25, 2014 | 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Santa Fe School of Cooking
Still Smoking: 20 Years of Smoke & Spice. Cheryl and Bill Jamison's landmark book on cooking real American backyard barbecue, Smoke & Spice was published 20 years ago and has sold more than a million copies. This demo/class will celebrate the new edition of Smoke & Spice with its 50 additional recipes, and tastes will be paired with chilled Rosé wines from Chateau D'Esclans.

Ticket Price: $85.00


Wine Seminar: California Dreamin' - Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir (WS4)
September 25, 2014 | 1:30pm - 2:30pm

La Fonda Hotel
Kistler Vineyards, Martinelli Winery and Flowers represent three of the top names in Pinot Noir in North America. Join Master of Wine Geoff Labitzke from Kistler Vineyards, Regina Martinelli from Martinelli Winery and Greg Miller from Flowers Vineyard and Winery as each share three Pinot Noirs from their unique vineyards on the Sonoma Coast. A California Pinot lover's dream come true!

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Chef Demo & Sake Tasting: Kim Mueller & Deborah Fleig, izanami, Santa Fe (Demo4)
September 25, 2014 | 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Santa Fe School of Cooking
Chef Kim Mueller and Floating World owner & Certified Sake Sommelier Deborah Fleig will offer a cooking demo and sake tasting, sampling a few signature dishes with sake pairings from izanami, the new Japanese-inspired izakaya at Ten Thousand Waves. Opened in November 2013, izanami has already been featured in several local and national publications and was a semi-finalist for the 2014 James Beard Award for Best New Restaurant.

Ticket Price: $85.00


Wine Seminar: Three Faces of Tempranillo (WS5)
September 25, 2014 | 4:00pm - 5:00pm

La Fonda Hotel
Rioja has been making classic wines from Tempranillo for centuries and is now joined by the Ribera del Duero region and the up and coming Toro region. Wines from top producers - Marques de Caceres, Numanthia, Ontanon, Palacios Remondo and Artadi -- highlight the three regions' unique and varied expressions of Tempranillo.

Ticket Price: $85.00