The Santa Fe Wine and Chile Fiesta is one of the most exciting events for the culinary and wine world of New Mexico. This year marks the 31st of the five-day food and wine festival. The “Grand Tasting” crowning event will be held on September 24th, 2022, from noon to 3 pm at the Fort Marcy Park Magers Field in downtown Santa Fe, where more than 90 wineries and 60 Santa Fe restaurants serve up tastings and samples. In the days leading up to the main tasting, there’s a host of other culinary activities to attend around the city.
First, you’ll want to secure your lodging in town for the Santa Fe Wine and Chile Fiesta, and there’s no better place than our downtown bed and breakfast near the Santa Fe Plaza. Four Kachinas Inn is located right in the heart of our bustling city, but it’s as peaceful as it gets behind our adobe walls. Each of our six guest rooms has the perfect mix of luxury and Southwestern charm—it’s the ultimate place to unwind and relax!
Santa Fe Wine and Chile Fiesta 2022
The Santa Fe Wine and Chile Fiesta was recently included on a list of the top 24 Fall and Harvest Festivals in the country by the U.S. News & World Report. You’ll want to make sure you grab your tickets soon (they go on sale July 5th for the 2022 event) and start planning which seminars, lunches, and other activities you’d like to participate in. The extra events begin on September 21st and run through the 25th.
During the week leading up to the Grand Tasting, the Santa Fe Wine and Chile Fiesta puts on Sommelier-led lunches, kitchen demos at the Santa Fe School of Cooking, educational food and wine seminars, and the Champagne & Dirty Boots Brunch. This week-long event is fully the definition of a wild fiesta! It’s a lovely way for locals and visitors to come together and celebrate the beautiful bounty of the culinary options in the City Different.
If you can’t make it this fall for this Santa Fe food and wine festival, the people of this city love to celebrate, so you’re bound to find a special event or seasonal market during your time here.
The best and brightest culinary stars will be representing the local restaurants at the Santa Fe Wine and Chile Fiesta this year. With more than 60 restaurants offering flavorful bites and authentic dishes, your mouth will be watering the entire event. In fact, just this spring, one of Santa Fe’s famed chefs, Fernando Olea, took the top honor at the James Beard Awards as the ‘Best Chef’ in the Southwest region for his work at his downtown restaurant Sazón. That’s the caliber of food industry folks you’ll encounter at the Santa Fe fiesta 2022!
For a complete list of some of our favorite Sante Fe restaurants, read our blog from our sister property, El Farolito Bed and Breakfast.
Beautiful Santa Fe Lodging Inside and Out
While your serene and quiet guest room is always a welcome reprieve after your adventures in Santa Fe, our open garden terrace space is a beautiful place to sit back and relax with a glass of wine. You’ll find shady flower-clad patio areas with seating and feel entirely at ease. We encourage all our guests to take advantage of our grounds and outdoor areas during your time here—feel free to bring your scrumptious breakfast outside! Which is such a lovely way to start your morning in Santa Fe.