Music and Wine Pairings

Music is a huge part of what we do not only in terms of winemaking but in our every day lives.  Whether it’s making trips to the vineyard to check grapes, crushing fruit during harvest, or washing barrels, we always have a soundtrack that flows through the course of the vintage.  We feel lucky to be able to team up with Spotify to share that soundtrack with you to create a sense of community even from thousands of miles away.  The artists in these playlists are inspiring to us in terms of what we create, and we hope that listening to these tracks while enjoying the accompanying wine can give you a more integrative experience.  

2019 Cambaro White

This blend is made using mostly Spanish varietals, so it's no surprise that the floral nose transports me to my travels in Spain and Portugal. I truly love the people there, and these songs remind me of sitting in a cafe watching the world go by. This is an easy drinking wine, so take it easy.

 

 




2019 Cambaro Rosé

Beach house, surf shack, pontoon boat, whatever you like. And you can have a little rosé, as a treat.

 

 




2019 Cambaro Skin Contact

This is a pretty experimental wine, because we ferment white grapes on their skins and try to press them at the exact right time, which is... idk, when it feels right? Experimental music has always led back to jazz for me, but there is a healthy amount of funk and soul in this wine too. Enjoy it.

 

 




2019 Cambaro Red

This wine is made using carbonic maceration, and the result takes me back to my experience of the 80's. Aromas of red jolly ranchers and pop rocks remind me of riding in my parents' car with my Walkman on listening to tapes. Some songs are from those tapes and some are newer with the same vibes.

 

 




2019 Sauvignon Blanc

This wine tastes like watching the sunset on a beach when your skin is salty and a breeze is picking up. I tried to choose songs that take me to the coastal places I love where there is a soft feeling of peaceful familiarity. I hope they bring you a little bit of sunshine even if it's a cloudy day.

 




2017 Cabernet Sauvignon

The 2017 vintage was the first for Tarpon Cellars.  But the excitement of a new beginning was overtaken by the terror of the fires that ravaged Napa Valley and Sonoma the day after this wine went to barrel.  This playlist explores the duality of joy and sorrow, along with darkness and light.

 

 




2018 Sauvignon Blanc

The harvest in 2018 was long at times, hot at times, and filled with waiting.  Just when it seemed as if the Sauvignon Blanc was ready to be picked, we were blessed with another cool week that delayed the harvest.  A test in patience, we knew that the grapes would come along when they were ready and nature did not disappoint.  While displaying some of the tropical notes that were also apparent in  2017, this year ushered in  a welcome floral note as well as depth in palate to complement the beachy aromas that we loved from last year.  Perfect for a summer day or a dinner after a fishing trip, this wine has a serious side that borders on melancholy and begs to be explored.  Thanks for taking part in this journey and thanks for listening, we hope you enjoy the pairing.






2018 Rosé of Cabernet Sauvignon

We reached out to the Futurebirds for some help on this playlist, and we did what felt like the only natural thing to do which is go to a farm in Appling, GA to drink rosé and listen to music all day before jumping into the lake.  Sunshine runs rampant through both the wine and the playlist, with the rosé matching the themes of light and airiness of the music.  While not sweet, there is a saccharine quality throughout that pairs perfectly with a warm day outside.  Whether it’s on the front porch, the back deck, or by the lake, we hope you enjoy this pairing that is custom made for spring and summer.  Thanks again to the Futurebirds for a special day and for collaborating on this playlist with us.