will be Oct. 1-6

Held on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019, 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. 4, 2019, 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 live music. 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. 

2019 Off the Bridge Events include:

Sip and Step Back in Time
Tuesday, Oct. 1, 4:30, 5, & 5:30 p.m.
Progressive Wine Tour at The Read House
After a dreamy renovation to a historic hotel built in 1872, The Read House, in partnership with Cornerstones, Wine Over Water, and Enotria Wine Imports will be hosting an exclusive food & wine tour through the iconic hotel. Leonel Zaldivar and the team at The Read House have cast a wonderful experience with Tyler Logue (Read House Historian); and Andrea Fassone (Founder of Enotria Wine Imports). Guests will tour the hotel while enjoying bespoke food paired with beautiful wines from the Enotria portfolio.

Lodge Cast Iron presents Whiskey Supper
Wednesday, Oct. 2, 6:30 p.m.
Chattanooga Whiskey Supper at Beast+Barrel
Join us for our first Whiskey Supper in partnership with Beast+Barrel, Lodge Cast Iron, and Chattanooga Whiskey, the pioneers of "Tennessee High Malt”; and the first distillery in Chattanooga in a century. Guests will start the evening with a Chattanooga Whiskey cocktail, followed by a four-part gastronomic epic, crafted by the talented team at Beast+Barrel and all brought to you in Lodge Cast Iron products. Each course is prepared to pair perfectly with the distillery’s newest offerings, including Chattanooga Whiskey 91 and Chattanooga Whiskey 111.

Merry Edwards Wine Dinner at St. John's
Wednesday, Oct. 2, 7 p.m.
An Off the Bridge must, this year’s St. John’s dinner will feature a delightful ensemble of power women in food and wine. James Beard Finalist, Chef Rebecca Baron; and St John’s GM and Wine Sommelier, Michelle Richards, will combine forces with special guests from Merry Edwards Winery. As one of California’s first female vintners, Merry Edwards is best known for shattering the glass ceiling in winemaking. Words can’t describe the magic that awaits guests at a dinner guaranteed to be a dream come true.

Reagan presents the Official Kick-Off Party for WOW Weekend at the Edwin
Thursday, Oct. 3, 5-7 p.m.
It’s our Silver Jubilee, so we have a good reason to party! Join us on the top floor of The Edwin Hotel, a 2019 recipient of Travel + Leisure Magazine's "World's Best” Award. We are taking over the entire floor to curate a fabulous food and wine experience, culminating in Whiskey Thief, Chattanooga’s First True Rooftop Bar. Lest we forget, there will be an exclusive silent auction including some private wine experiences. Thanks to our sponsors, Reagan Outdoor Advertising-Chattanooga and The Edwin Hotel, Autograph Collection for making it happen! Special thanks to our wine and spirit partners: Frederick Wildman & Sons, Winesellers Limited, and Palm Bay International.

Olé & Obrigado Wine Dinner at Paloma Bar de Tapas
Thursday, Oct. 3, 7-9 p.m.
Restauranteur, Javier Peralta-Ramos of Paloma Bar de Tapas and Nicolas Quiñones of Ole Obrigado Fine Wines invite you to a sophisticated Spanish wine and tapas experience.

West Village Experience, Eat, & Sip Tour
Friday, Oct. 4, 8 p.m.
Join us in the West Village for a walking tour of cuisine from some of the district’s amazing restaurants, including Alimentari, Old Gilman Grill, Paloma, and Citron et Sel. Guests will be served with a signature food and alcohol pairing from each restaurant. Let Friday be the perfect way to ease into the big Wine Over Water Festival on Saturday!

Namaste Bubbly! Yoga, Brunch, and Bubbles at FEED
Sunday, Oct. 6, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Brunch may never feel the same after you experience Namaste Bubbly. It’s the perfect pairing of yoga taught by Southern Soul fave Sara Mingus; sparkling wine from Argentina, Australia, and France; and delicious food from Chef Charles Loomis of FEED Co. Table & Tavern and Luis Silva of Local Juice. Special thanks to our wine partners: Quintessential Wines and Sovereign Brands.


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! 

Experience WOW’s first Pop-Up Forest - Reflection Riding’s Mark McKnight explains on Let’s Chatt
Ann Gray speaks about WOW and Cornerstones Milestones - via Scenic Roots on WUTC
Wine Over Water Tickets Now on Sale - via Let’s Chatt on WDEF Channel 12
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