WINE OVER WATER 2018 will be Oct. 6

Held on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, 5-8 p.m., Wine Over Water is Tennessee's premier wine-tasting festival. You can sample wines from over 100 world wineries while you stroll the historic Walnut Street Bridge, which spans the scenic Tennessee river. Built in 1890, it's one of the world's longest pedestrian bridges and was the first bridge to link Downtown Chattanooga to the North Shore. It is also the first non-military highway bridge to cross the Tennessee River. 

Throughout the festival, several local restaurants will offer tastes of their signature dishes. Charcuterie provided by Publix will pair perfectly with wine and complimentary bread from Bluff View Bakery will also be available. Enjoy wine selections from all corners of the globe, while talented regional musicians entertain you with everything from jazz to bluegrass and everything in between.


Friday evening, Oct. 5, 2018, 5:30-8 p.m. is our premier wine tasting event called Best Cellars and it's held in celebration of our festival sponsors at The Westin Hotel. Sample from 150 exceptional premium wines and enjoy heavy hors d'oeuvres and jazz from Robert Crabtree. Tickets are available for purchase but this venue is extremely limited. 


Starting in 2017, Wine Over Water expanded off the bridge to include food and drink events to offer more opportunities for food lovers to enjoy culinary and beverage delights! We will continue to offer Off the Bridge events throughout the year in order to highlight even more historic structures within Chattanooga, showcase our wonderful restaurant scene, and to raise funds for Cornerstones. 

Purchase tickets here! 


Thursday, October 4 — Cheers! Kick-Off Party at Easy Bistro, sponsored by Atlantic Capital, $150, 7 p.m

Kick off WOW weekend with an epic party! Atlantic Capital is sponsoring this inaugural event that is sure to be a hit. James Beard Semifinalist Chef Erik Niel of Easy Bistro & Bar will delight your tastebuds with a delicious spread, Edmund Amoye of Moet Hennessey will provide exclusive wines and champagnes, and DJ Million Dolla Man will get your own spirits flowing!

Saturday, October 6 — Lunch Botanical at Solarium, $75, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. (purchase your ticket and make a reservation by calling Solarium at 423-710-2925)

Find your place in the sun at this special cocktail lunch at Solarium located in the The Dwell Hotel. The menu along with the cocktails will feature herbs, flowers, fruits, and rosés. Enjoy this special lunch before heading to the Bridge for Wine Over Water.
The delicious menu features the following: 
Amuse: Chic Cava Rose 
1st course: Crab and Avocado Salad/ Cornbread Crouton/ Mache and Frisee with Conundrum White Sangria with Grapefruit and Lime Absolut
2nd course: Pancake Monte Cristo/ Kentucky Ham/ Comte Cheese/ Lavender Jam with Hendricks Gin Fizz
3rd course: Pear Tartlet/ Candied Rose Petals with Pear Cider, yellow chartreuse, and walnut bitters

Saturday, October 6 — Wine Dinner at St. John's, $190, 6 p.m.

Enjoy an exquisite five course dinner prepared and paired with Orin Swift Wines by Executive Chef Rebecca Barron and Sommelier Michelle Richards. Guests from around the world come to take pleasure in the quality, ambiance, and attention to detail St. John's graciously offers.

Sunday, October 7 — Yoga Brunch at FEED Table & Co in partnership with green|spaces. sponsored by Revive, Moët Hennessy, and lululemon, $65, 10-1 p.m.

Two of Chattanooga’s favorite yoga teachers, Sara Mingus of Southern Soul Yoga and Kyle House of Kyle House Fitness, will lead the yoga class. RevIVe, Chattanooga’s IV hydration therapy studio, is the presenting sponsor and will be offering the first ten ticket purchases a complimentary IV treatment that morning prior to the yoga class in their mobile hydration unit. lululemon will outfit four lucky ticket purchasers with a free outfit so they can arrive to class in style. Chef Charlie Loomis of FEED and Chef Trent Brockie of Local Juicery and Muse+Metta will be offering scrumptious brunch items that will pair perfectly with the star of the event, champagne and sparkling wines from Moet Hennessy. Edmund Amoye from Moet Hennessy USA will lead guests through a blind tasting designed to help you find “the one for you”. Moet Hennessy USA owns prestigious Champagne and sparkling wine houses including Ruinart, Moet & Chandon, and Domaine Chandon.

Sunday, October 7 — Sunday Supper at The Daily Ration sponsored by Lodge Cast Iron, $85, 4-7 p.m.

This a Sunday Supper that might even be right up there with your grandmother's! Upon your arrival, you'll be greeted with a craft cocktail from Chattanooga Whiskey as you listen (and maybe event start to dance a little jig) to the the Randy Steele Trio. Then, a family style dinner prepared by Chef Jason Bowers will be served that will be paired with wines from Willamette Valley Vineyards. This relaxed evening will be the perfect way to wrap up a wonderful wine weekend!

The Menu:

Sour grit cake, marinated peppers and onions
Marinated cucumbers, hot rub, sweet peppers


Cornbread panzanella with buttermilk dressing, parmesean


Cast iron chicken thighs with summer succotash
Whey braised pork shoulder with peperonata 


Griddled corn on the cob with buttermilk cottage cheese, herbs, fermented chilies
Pan seared broccoli with peanut butter and raisins 
Smashed potatoes with peanut pesto and stewed peppers
Butter beans, cornbread, chow chow


Sugar baby watermelon with mint and chilies
Tres leches, cornmeal cookies
Funnel cake bites, maple ice cream 


All proceeds from ticket sales benefit Cornerstones and their historic preservation efforts in Chattanooga. A portion of each WOW ticket is tax-deductible—thank you for your support. Learn more about Cornerstones, Inc. here



Check out all the great things being said about us in the news! 

Wine Over Water Flows Into Weekend of Events - with video - via The Chattanooga Times Free Press
Wine Over Water food, wine festival returns for 23rd annual event - via
September is for Sailing - via Chattanooga Magazine
Cornerstones, Inc. To Host 23rd Annual Wine Over Water Oct. 5-8 - via
A One-of-a-Kind Wine Experience High Above the Tennessee River - via Resorts and Lodges
Wine Over Water Chattanooga - via Eat Drink Frolic
The Best Things about Fall in Chattanooga - via A Thought and a Half
23rd Annual Wine Over Water Festival with Michelle Richardson & Kyle Miller - via This N' That on WTVC News Channel 9
Wine Over Water - via Let's Chatt on WDEF Channel 12
Wine Over Water with Archie Willingham and Stan Reed - with Brian Joyce via WGOW Talk 102.3
Best of the Southeast - Tennessee - via the Atlanta Journal Constitution
Preview of Wine Over Water with Kyle Miller - via Channel 3 Weekend News on WRCB-TV
Favorite Fall Festivals & Destinations - via Points North Atlanta
All About Wine Over Water with Ann Gray - via Around & About on WUTC-FM