Chapt 3: Every Note Inspired - Nashville x Gibson


Inspiration comes in many forms– from traveling to new cities and immersing yourself into the cuisine and culture to the smell of fresh earth and dewdrops glistening in Napa Valley’s mid-morning sun. Our relentless pursuit to capture a moment in time is shaped by the ebb and flow, challenges and triumphs, melody and harmony of the world around us. We’re thrilled to share with you a journey of the senses like never before by reimagining the world of Cardinale. 


Cardinale Wines - Every Note Inspired | Nashville


Art. Music. Wine. What do all of these have in common? They draw upon emotion, create lasting memories, and transport you to specific moments in time.

Each year, we have hosted a one-of-a-kind trip to dive deeper into the masterpiece that is Cardinale and one of winemaker Christopher Carpenter’s greatest inspirations– music. In 2022 we immersed ourselves in the sights and sounds of the Jazz Fest in New Orleans. In 2023 we celebrated the 10th anniversary of BottleRock Napa Valley. In 2024, what better way to continue our journey through wine and music than by taking you to Music City? 

Blending Music and Wine

Wine, like music, can move you emotionally. And when the two are blended together, magic happens. As a music lover, music has always been a constant source of inspiration for our winemaker Christopher Carpenter. On a crisp fall day, Chris traveled to Nashville, Tennessee to visit the home of Gibson Guitars and meet Mat Koehler, Vice President of Product. Watch as the two chat about inspiration, explore the legendary Gibson Garage, and even share a glass of Cardinale, too.

Cardinale x Gibson Packages

After months of fine-tuning, we are ready to invite you to Nashville, Tennessee. Join us on an exciting fusion of wine, music, and craftsmanship.


Join us at the Gibson Garage in Nashville, Tennessee to celebrate the creative parallels between two crafts with tremendous heritage and soul: wine and music.

DATE: Friday, April 19, 2024
TIME: 7:00 - 10:00pm
LOCATION: Nashville, Tennessee at the Gibson Garage
TOTAL PRICE: $450 per person, travel + lodging are not included
AVAILABILITY: Limited to à la carte event tickets only, 16 available on a first-come, first-serve basis

  • Hand-selected wines from the Cardinale library, including large-format bottles
  • Bites from one of Nashville's most beloved culinary teams
  • Creative Speakers: Winemaker Christopher Carpenter and the Gibson team
  • Live performances by Jordan Reynolds (GRAMMY, ACM, & GMA award-winning songwriter and producer) and Rhett Akins (Nashville Songwriter Hall of Fame member with over 30 #1 songs)
  • Opportunity to craft your own custom electric guitar with the Pro Team in the Gibson Murphy Lab, cost of guitar sold separately 
  • Live auction featuring a guitar + wine experience in Napa, with 100% of proceeds supporting Gibson Gives Foundation, Napa Valley Youth Symphony, and Nashville Youth Symphony



TOTAL PRICE: $4,250 ($5,700 value)
AVAILABILITY: This is a time-sensitive offer only available until November 22, 2023

  • A Cardinale x Gibson Custom J-45 Acoustic Guitar 
  • Access for two (2) guests to our ‘One Night in Nashville’ experience at the legendary Gibson Garage in April 2024, d​oes not include the cost of travel to Nashville
  • Exclusive 3-Bottle Library Set of Cardinale, featuring one bottle of the following vintages:
    • 2016 Cardinale – A true symphony of Napa Valley, comprised of 25 individual wine lots
    • 2017 Cardinale – A perfect story of commitment to quality
    • 2018 Cardinale – Regarded as one of Chris’ most enjoyable blending sessions 



To request to be added to our Cardinale x Gibson: One Night in Nashville event waitlist, please complete and submit the form below or contact us directly at (707) 948-2643.

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Cardinale x Gibson Custom J-45 Guitar

About the Cardinale x Gibson Custom J-45 Guitar

We are proud to collaborate with Gibson to create a true collector's item. Each Cardinale x Gibson: The Complete Experience package includes a custom-built J-45 acoustic guitar built by Gibson. World-renowned for its full, balanced expression, warm bass, and excellent projection, the J-45 delivers a sound with incredible dynamic range, warm mids, and a tight punchy bass.

This limited-edition guitar was designed exclusively for Cardinale collectors and features a wine-red color complemented by black and gold hardware to evoke both our Cabernet and our iconic bottle design, a truss rod cover made from stained oak – inspired by the look and feel of our Cardinale wine barrel staves – and a custom pickguard inscribed with a quote from our winemaker Chris Carpenter capturing his love of the parallels between music and wine. Guitar orders will conclude by November 22, 2023 and packages are limited—reserve the Complete Experience today.

“Cardinale wines are like memories. They become part of a person's life. And knowing we've helped to become a part of those memories, there is no greater satisfaction.”



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