This post about wine and music pairings was sponsored by Cambria Winery as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
Whenever I drink wine (often) and whenever I visit a winery (also often,) I enjoy the music playing in the background. There’s something about music that enhances the wine tasting, the conversation, and the experience as a whole. It just goes together, don’t you think? For the record, music goes well with a cold beer too, but a different musical genre, for sure.
Cambria Wines is onto something extraordinary (besides their delicious Santa Maria Valley-grown wine) with their innovative Notes of Cambria wine and music pairings. They created a 4-part video series (each video is about 2 minutes in length) and it shows how pairing wine and music elevates the wine tasting experience in a brand new way.
Cambria Wines challenged the ultra-talented musician Kalei Yamanoha to create musical pieces that evoke the very essence of two of their estate grown and bottled flagship wines: Cambria’s Benchbreak Chardonnay and Cambria’s Benchbreak Pinot Noir. If you watch the videos, I think you’ll see how brilliantly the music captures the flavor profiles, from opening sip to fluid finish.
Take a moment to enjoy the music. The first two video shorts show how they came up with the idea and music, and in the last two video shorts you’ll hear “Chardonnay Shanty” and “Pinot Noir Waltz”. (Pretty sure you’ll need this Cambria Wines Store Locator afterward.)
When I listened to “Chardonnay Shanty”, it made me feel light, energetic and happy — just what I would imagine in a crisp, white wine. I imagined my little family playing board games while sipped our Cambria’s Benchbreak Chardonnay on the back deck of an ocean front cottage.
When I listened to “Pinot Noir Waltz”, I envisioned it being part of our upcoming fall decorating and baking party. The music seemed to echo how the wonderful fruity notes of Cambria’s Benchbreak Pinot Noir cling to the palate as they develop their full flavor.
If you’ve never thought about wine and music pairings before, I hope you’ll take the opportunity to listen to the Notes of Cambria series while enjoying this high quality, immensely flavorful wine from California’s Santa Maria Valley wine region.
The musical pairings are a wonderful way to experience, learn, talk about and explore wine, so use this store locator to find Cambria’s Benchbreak Chardonnay and Cambria’s Benchbreak Pinot Noir and invite your family and friends over for a true five senses experience.