Santa Fe Wine and Chile Fiesta

Santa Fe Wine and Chile Fiesta

Thursday, Sep 26, 2019 from 10:00am to 4:30pm


Schedule of Events:

10:00am to 3:00pm: Guest Chef Luncheon: Cristian Pontiggia of Sassella - Star York's, $175

​Experience the beautiful Northern New Mexico landscape and art work of Star York at her ranch studio followed by an al fresco Italian four-course luncheon served by Chef Cristian Pontiggia of Sassella restaurant in Santa Fe with Italian wines from Antinori.

​Artist Star York’s Northern New Mexico Ranch & Studio

10:00 am to 11:30 am: Guest Chef Demo & Tasting: Fernando Ruiz of Chama Land & Cattle Co. - Santa Fe School of Cooking, $85

​In his third high-profile Food Network triumph, Fernando Ruiz, chef at Chama Land & Cattle Co., beat celebrity chef Bobby Flay this year. Ruiz also won the competition show “Chopped” in 2016 and “Guy’s Grocery Games” in 2015. Join Chef Ruiz for his cooking demo and find out first hand what the buzz is all about.

10:30 am to 11:30 am: Wine Seminar: Tablas Creek Wine Cellars with Jason Haas SFW&C Honorée of the Year - Santa Fe Community Convention Center, $85

As this year’s Honorary Winery of the Year, we are excited to celebrate Tablas Creek’s 30th Anniversary with owner Jason Haas. Tablas Creek has set the pace as the qualitative leader and Rhone varietal pioneer in the Paso Robles wine region. Jason will pour four of the Rhone Varietals that make up their Tablas Creek—2017 Counoise, 2017 Grenache, 2017 Mourvedre, 2017 Syrah—and then share a 5-vintage vertical of their iconic Rhone- blend inspired by their partership with Chateau de Beaucastel—2017 and 2013 Esprit de Tablas and 2009, 2005 & 2000 Esprit de Beaucastel.

11:30am to 2:00pm: Live Auction & Guest Chef's Luncheon presented by Enterprise Bank & Trust - The Eldorado, $150
Presented by Enterprise Bank & Trust

An All-Star lineup of Chefs—Ravi Kapur from Liholiho in San Francisco, Neal Fraser from Redbird in LA, Peter Barlow from Chef Collaborative in Dallas, Mark Kiffin from the Compound and Arturo Urreola of Eldorado—join forces for a five-course luncheon paired with Tablas Creek wines introduced from this year’s Honorée of the Year, Jason Haas.

A reception hosted by this year’s SFWC Fiesta Champagne of the year, Nicolas Feuillatte, is followed by the Live Auction with Charitable auctioneer Greg Quiroga who will auction 30 wine lots to benefit Santa Fe’s culinary arts programs including Santa Fe’s Cooking with Kids.

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm: Wine Seminar: Island Wines, A Tasteful Study in the Terroirs of Mt. Etna, Corsica, Sardinia and Santorini - Santa Fe Community Convention Center, $85

​With their volcanic soils and proximity to oceans, islands around the world are producing some of today’s most excitingly flavorful and aromatic wines with ashy minerality and sea breeze salinity. A pair of wines from each of the four islands of Santorini, Sicily, Sardinia and Corsica will be presented by Lyle Railsback of Kermit Lynch representing Corsica (Yves Leccia) and Sardinia (Deperu Holler), Jesse Becker MS representing Santorini (Argyros), Sarah Bray of Vini Franchetti representing Mt Etna in Sicily (Passopisciaro). Master Sommeliers Lindsey Geddes and Steve Geddes join the panel as moderators.

3:00 pm to 4:30 pm: Guest Chef Demo and Tasting: Peter Barlow of Niteshade Chef Collaborative - Santa Fe School of Cooking, $85

​Opening Executive Chef of Stephan Pyles’ Flora Street Kitchen, Chef Peter Barlow started Niteshade Chef Collaborative in Dallas last year. Niteshade has brought together multiple chefs under Barlow’s lead to provide successful supper clubs, consistently sold-out cooking classes in Dallas and nationwide food & wine events. Inspired by a James Beard initiative, “Waste Not, Want Not,” will be the theme of Chef Barlow’s class where he will do a demonstration and plateup of modernist cooking techniques.

3:30 pm to 4:30 pm: Wine Seminar & Food Pairing: Wines of Valle de Guadalupe & Chef Fernando Olea of Sazon, Santa Fe - Santa Fe Community Convention Center, $85

​The most in-vogue wine region on the western front is Valle de Guadalupe, a village located in Mexico’s Baja California. Find out why it’s attracting national attention for its 100-plus wineries, many of which produce world-class and biodynamic bottles. Join Tomas Bracamontes of La Competencia Imports and his panel of six producers—Adobe Guadalupe, Bodegas Henri Lurton, Bruma, Hacienda Guadalupe, Corona del Valle, Santos Brujos and Palafox. Each producer shares a pair of wines and explains their unique story while Chef Fernando Olea of Sazon serves small plates to pair.

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