WINE OVER WATER
Held on Saturday, Oct. 7 from 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, 15 local restaurants will offer small plates for $5. Charcuterie (complimentary thanks to 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 classic bluegrass.
BEST CELLARS WINE TASTING AND SILENT AUCTION
co-chaired by Dan & Amber Norton
Friday evening, Oct. 6, is our premier wine tasting event called Best Cellars and it's held in celebration of our festival sponsors at The Chattanoogan Hotel. Sample from 150 exceptional premium wines and enjoy heavy hors d'oeuvres and an incredible silent auction. Tickets are available for purchase but this venue is extremely limited.
OFF THE BRIDGE EVENTS
Starting in 2017, Wine Over Water is expanding off the bridge to include food and drink events to offer more opportunities for food lovers to enjoy culinary and beverage delights!
Thursday, Oct. 5, 6:30pm
Wine Dinner at St. John's Restaurant presented by Jackson Family Wines
Kick off the WOW weekend and enjoy an exquisite five course dinner prepared and paired 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.
Ticket price: $150 (only 46 available)
Friday, Oct. 6, 5-9pm
MLK Brewery and Bites Tour
Hop between Chattanooga Smoke House, Barley, Bitter Alibi, Oddstory Brewing Company, 2 Sons Kitchen, and Hutton & Smith for special beer and food offerings. Brewery tours at Oddstory will be offered every hour.
Ticket price: $75 (only 50 available)
Friday, Oct. 6, 7:30-9:30pm
La Grande Dame - A Best Cellars after party at Easy Bistro & Bar presented by Veuve Clicquot
Keep the party going and the champagne flowing. Featuring exclusive champagnes from Edmund Amoye of Veuve Clicquot and heavy hors d’oeuvres by James Beard Semifinalist Chef Erik Niel, this festive party will keep everyone’s spirits up after the wine goes down at Best Cellars.
A progressive tasting of Veuve Clicquot’s finest offerings to include:
- Yellow Label Brut
- 2008 Vintage Rosé
- 2008 Vintage Brut
- La Grande Dame Rosé
Ticket price: $115 (only 50 available)
Saturday, Oct. 7
Afternoon historic architectural tour on the Chattanooga Hop
Hop on the trolley to learn more about Chattanooga’s historic architectural history before strolling the bridge at Wine Over Water.
Sunday, Oct. 8, 10am - 1pm
Namaste Bubbly presented by Veuve Clicquot and lululemon at FEED Co. Table & Tavern
The perfect cure to a libations-filled weekend is a yoga class - with more libations! Join Veuve Clicquot and lululemon for a yoga class taught by lululemon Ambassador Kyle House accompanied by DJ Kstylz, for a Sunday Funday filled with bending, bubbles, and a delicious brunch from Chef Charlie Loomis of FEED Co. Table & Tavern with support from Springer Mountain Farms and Trent Brockie from The Local Juicery.
Ticket price: $75 (only 60 available)
All proceeds from ticket sales benefit Cornerstones and their historic preservation efforts in Chattanooga. Half of the cost of each WOW ticket is tax-deductible—thank you for your support. Learn more about Cornerstones, Inc. here!