When: July 5, August 5 & September 13
Location: The Downs at Santa Fe
September 24-28, 2014
The pairing of the noble grape and the fiery chile is at the heart of this annual food event, which draws hundreds of visitors to sample acclaimed wines from around the world and delectable dishes created by Santa Fe's top chefs. The fiesta features wine dinners, food demos, tours, a wine auction, a golf tournament and the big event, a grand tasting gala that takes place on the grounds of the Santa Fe Opera.
Guest chefs from around the country are invited to prepare special luncheons and host wine dinners and food demos. Diehard foodies trek here from around the country to be a part of the fiesta, and they enjoy tours of New Mexico's historic homes and other intriguing sites. This year's 24rd Annual Wine & Chile Fiesta takes place September 24-28. For more info, go to http://www.santafewineandchile.org.