Wine Over Water



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, a dozen local restaurants will offer samples free of charge. Charcuterie (complimentary thanks to Publix) and cheese plates, which will pair perfectly with wine will also be available. 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 is our premier wine tasting event from Best Cellars and it's held in celebration of our festival sponsors. 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 and tickets are only available on-line. 


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.


Wine Over Water

Saturday, October 7, 2017 5pm-8pm
Tickets go on sale June 15 and are $75
Tickets increase to $80 Sept. 18-Sept. 30
Tickets are $85 at the gate (if available) 

Check-in for patrons will begin at 3:30 at the South Gate and 4:30 at the North Gate. Wine tasting, however, does not begin until 5:00 p.m. This should help ease the crowd and allow access to more wine tents so our patrons don’t have to wait in line to sample and enjoy wine-tasting. We want everyone to have a memorable evening. Please note that all tickets are Non-Refundable.

Best Cellars

Friday, October 6, 2017 5:30-8:00pm
Tickets are $125

Held at the Chattanoogan Hotel.

For the convenience of our patrons, this year's Best Cellars ticket will be downloadable. For those of you who purchased tickets prior to May 1, 2017, you will receive a paper ticket in the mail as in years past.