5th Anniversary at Water into Wine bistro & lounge

  • Max Wegzyn - photos by Tammy Cheek

  • From left, Elise Sprague, Roxanna Heath and Erikka Ridinger - photos by Tammy Cheek

  • Michael and Victoria Boyle - photos by Tammy Cheek

  • Tom Jaynes - photos by Tammy Cheek

  • From left, Hector Hernandez, Matt Brown and Tara Dyer - photos by Tammy Cheek

  • Chef Rhonda Munsey, left, and Candace Viox - photos by Tammy Cheek

  • Sam Mishu and daughter, Jessica Mishu - photos by Tammy Cheek

  • Susie Haas, left, and Mary McGaharn - photos by Tammy Cheek

  • Chip and Miryana Eichelberger - photos by Tammy Cheek

About 100 Water into Wine bistro & lounge patrons, state and local officials and other supporters came out to support the restaurant’s owner, Candace Viox, as she celebrated her business’ fifth anniversary Monday, May 10.

“I didn’t know how it was going to go,” Viox recalled about opening her business at 607 N. Campbell Station Road five years ago. She recalled the challenges – some opposition and COVID-19 – but also the encouragement of her patrons and the community.

“And here we are, five years later,” she said. “Some of you have been with me since the very beginning.”

One of those supporters was, and has been, Farragut West Knox Chamber of Commerce, which held a symbolic ribbon cutting for Viox during the celebration.

With a Miami “Havana Nights” theme, guests enjoyed dressing the part with Panama hats, white suits and bright floral dresses. Likewise, Mojitos and a Miami menu, which featured baked Tostones, street tacos and Cuban nachos, along with cornhole games, rounded out the event.

The restaurant and bar, which opened in 2016, was voted Best of Taste during the 2018 Taste of Farragut festival, and has received “Best of” accolades from various local publications.