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 classic bluegrass.


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 the Robert Crabtree Trio. 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. 


2017 Off the Bridge Events included: 

  • Thursday, October 4 - Cheers! Kick-Off Party at Easy Bistro,sponsored by Atlantic Capital Bank, $165, 7 p.m.
    • featuring Moët Chandon, food from Chef Erik Niel, a live auction, and DJ Million Dolla Man
  • Friday, October 5 - MLK Beer & Bites Party on MLK Blvd., $35, 7 p.m.
    • featuring beer from Hutton & Smith and Oddstory Brewing Company, food from the Bitter Alibi and 2 Sons, and local band Rye Baby


  • Friday, October 5 - Wine at the Waterfall at Ruby Falls, $95, 8:30-10:30 p.m. 
    • a special after-hours tour of Ruby Falls with a dessert and wine tasting
  • Saturday, October 6- Lunch Botanical at Solarium Cafe, $75, 11-3 p.m. (First seating at 11, second seating at 1) 
    • cocktail lunch featuring herbs, flowers, fruits and rosé
  • Saturday, October 6- Wine Dinner at St. John's, $190, 6 p.m.
    • featuring Orwin Swift Wines and a multi-course dinner from Chef Rebecca Baron
  • Sunday, October 7-Yoga Brunch at FEED Table & Co. sponsored by Revive, Veuve Clicquot, and lululemon, $65, 10-1 p.m.
    • featuring Veuve Clicquot tasting, food from Chef Charlie Loomis and Chef Trent Brockie, yoga class taught by Kyle House and Sara Mingus 
    • First TEN tickets sold receive a complimentary IV fluid treatment from Revive
    • lululemon is outfitting FOUR lucky ticket purchasers with a new outfit! 
  • Sunday, October 7- Sunday Supper at The Daily Ration sponsored by Lodge Cast Iron, $85, 4-7 p.m.
    • featuring Willamette Valley Winery, Chattanooga Whiskey, a family style dinner by Chef Jason Bowers, and the Randy Steele Trio 



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