Bluff View Art District’s Back Inn Cafe hosts wine tasting


CHATTANOOGA: Within walking distance of downtown Chattanooga, Chattanooga’s Bluff View Art District is a creative haven that specializes in the visual, culinary and landscape arts. The Bluff View Arts District will present Wine Tasting at the Back Inn Cafe, 412 E. 2nd Street, on April 17 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The tasting features wine from the vineyards of New Zealand.

Over the past 30 years, New Zealand has been earning its place as a tastemaker in the wine world. Internationally, New Zealand is most famous for it’s Sauvignon Blanc. But with ten wine-producing regions that span a range of climate and soil types, there is so much more to discover!

Enjoy an evening in the upper sunroom of Back Inn Café as you are guided through the wine tasting by Bluff View Wine Director, Michael Vasta. Each wine selection is paired with exquisite culinary dishes from Chef Regina Johnson and her culinary team at Back Inn Café. The event is Reserved Seating – Tickets Required. The cost is $40 per person and participants must be 21 to attend. To reserve your seat and purchase a ticket, please email or call (423) 265-5033×4.

Located in a renovated Colonial Revival Mansion, Back Inn Café offers upscale global cuisine with an extensive wine list. The menu changes seasonally to provide our guests with fresh dishes and the latest innovations in fine cuisine. You may choose to sit in our peaceful library, one of two romantic sunrooms, or outside on the terrace overlooking the river. Reservations suggested but not required.

The historic Bluff View neighborhood sits high atop a bluff overlooking the Tennessee River and offers visitors a one-of-a-kind experience. While there, you can browse through River Gallery, which exhibits fine art and museum quality crafts from local, regional, national and international artists.

Whether you are meandering through the sculpture garden or watching the local artisans bake breads, make chocolates or roast coffee through the large-paned windows throughout the district, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

You can also find something to suit any taste at one of the three restaurants, including authentic Italian at Tony’s Pasta Shop & Trattoria, elegant global cuisine at Back Inn Cafe or European style desserts, pastries, coffees and sandwiches at Rembrandt’s Coffee House.

Spend an hour, an afternoon or an entire day discovering all there is to do in Bluff View Art District, and be sure to spend at least one night in the area’s beautifully restored Bed and Breakfast, called Bluff View Inn.


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Christine Anne Piesyk has been a journalist for more than 50 years. Her credits include positions as Editor in Chief, Managing Editor, Staff Writer specializing in education, leisure living, food and arts and entertainment. She was co-producer, writer and on air persona for the Entertainment Review for 25 years. Now "retired," she finds herself working on online websites and as a book editor. In her other life, she is a costume designer in her daughter's company, Gemini Dream Designs.

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