Santa Fe is a wine-loving city. You’ll find good wine in unexpected places. A few shops are either dedicated to or specialize in fine wines. One, Arroyo Vino, even opened a restaurant that offers a wide selection of wine and a menu of small plates for pairings. The annual Santa Fe Wine and Chile Fiesta in September offers oenophiles and gourmands a chance to drink some of the best ones around while sampling the culinary diversity The City Different has to offer. While there are only four places with “wine bar” in their name, there are others where wine is an integral part of the restaurant. Wine lists are long and intriguing and you can enjoy interesting wines by the glass. Some even offer flights which allow you to sample several wines without buying a full pour. If wine dinners interest you, get on the email lists for these wine bars and restaurants. have impressive wine programs. The wine bars and eateries on this list all take food seriously. Their knowledgable sommeliers and servers can help you choose the foods that pair well with the wines. An anonymous person once toasted to “Wine, wit and wisdom.” You can’t go wrong with that combo. Always check with the wine bar before you go as hours and days of operation change.
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