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8.21.2017

Pairing Wine and Music with Cambria’s Benchbreak Chardonnay and Benchbreak Pinot Noir


This post was sponsored by Cambria Winery as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.

My husband and I love wine.  Drinking wine is such a sensory experience.  We especially love wine tasting, as being in the vineyards where the grapes are grown, surrounded by the environment that gives them the intricate taste, adds to the experience and enjoyment of the wine.

Art, much like wine, is often intricate, and when savored and examined, can be enjoyed on a number of sensory levels.  Music is one form of art that is particularly sensory.  I can remember times where I have seen a favorite singer in a music hall with great acoustics where I could feel the music as well as hear it.  Then there are those other times when you are with a group of friends having some laughs, and the song that was playing will bring you back to that moment when you hear it again in the future.  Even alone, listening to amazing instrumental or vocal harmonies with some headphones in the comfort of your room can take you places emotionally and physically. 

It is really cool that Cambria Wines has thought to combine these two, and help people experience and enjoy their wines in a new way.  They created the Notes of Cambria four-part video series, which is meant to take you through a unique sensory experience as you enjoy Cambria’s Benchbreak Chardonnay and Cambria’s Benchbreak Pinot Noir wines.  You can see the videos on YouTube here (which are both educational and experiential), then enjoy a bottle of Benchbreak Chardonnay with the Chardonnay Shanty and Benchbreak Pinot Noir with the Pinot Noir Waltz:


My husband and I actually got the chance to visit Cambria’s vineyard for wine tasting.  As I mentioned earlier, we love wine tasting.  Living in southern California at the time, we found ourselves driving up to the central coast for a getaway that revolved heavily around wine tasting.  We spent our second anniversary in the Santa Maria Valley for a romantic weekend of wine tasting.  This is when we got to visit and taste at Cambria Wines’ vineyard.  Our memories of the Cambria winery are very fond… in fact it was one of our favorite vineyards that we experienced in the Santa Maria Valley that weekend.  The lovely and spacious grounds were surrounded by an incredible view of the valley, and we remember the staff being friendly and passionate about what they did.  Not to mention the wines!  The wines were some of the best quality that we tasted during our getaway.

Photo courtesy of Cambria Wines

Photo courtesy of Cambria Wines

Photo courtesy of Cambria Wines

In addition to the sensory experience of wine tasting at a vineyard, one of the other benefits is having a professional explain the wine-making process to you and walk you through the tasting experience.   There is an art to tasting wine that helps you to appreciate it that much more.  This is why it is so cool that Cambria has made it even easier to enjoy their Benchbreak Chardonnay and Benchbreak Pinot Noir without the need to be at a professional tasting room with the songs on YouTube and these great tasting notes infographics:



For more resources, follow Cambria Wines on Facebook and Twitter.  Do yourself a favor and try Cambria Wines' Benchbreak Chardonnay and Benchbreak Pinot Noir for yourself.  You can visit the Cambria Wines store locator here to find where their wines are sold near you.

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