Chapt 1: Every Note Inspired - New Orleans


Inspiration comes in many forms– from the sights and sounds of the Big Easy 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.


Trombone Shorty and Chris Carpenter


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.

In 2022, we traveled to the heart of New Orleans where the soul of Jazz was born for an experience like no other. Together, we celebrated the culture of New Orleans with a one-of-a-kind trip to the Big Easy hosted by Winemaker Christopher Carpenter that allowed our collectors and guests to dive deeper into the masterpiece that is Cardinale and one of Christopher’s greatest inspirations– music.

Trombone Shorty and Chris Carpenter 3-Bottle Exclusive Set

Wine & Music 3-Bottle Collection [SOLD-OUT]

Wine & Music 3-Bottle Collection

2012 | 2013 | 2017

Our VIP experience at the New Orleans Jazz Festival may be sold out, but we're bringing a taste of NOLA to you. Inspired by the sites and sounds of the Big Easy, we have created an exclusive package that includes a selection of wines from our library that are special to Winemaker Christopher Carpenter as well as a limited edition of Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews’ newest album, ‘LIFTED’. Each Wine & Music 3-Bottle Collection includes:
Tipitina's Record Club Limited Edition copy of Trombone Shorty’s newest album, 'LIFTED'
Printed image of Chris and Trombone Shorty
Exclusive 3-Bottle Library Set of Cardinale, featuring the following vintages:

  • 2012 Cardinale – 10-year re-release
  • 2013 Cardinale – The vintage of the decade
  • 2017 Cardinale – A perfect story of commitment to quality

Package availability is limited and is set to ship in late April or early May 2022 based on the release timing of ‘LIFTED’.


DATES: Saturday, April 30 – Tuesday, May 3, 2022
LOCATION: New Orleans, LA

  • 5-star riverfront luxury hotel accommodations during stay in New Orleans
  • Private dinner with Chris hosted at a fine-dining landmark of New Orleans
  • VIP Experience at Shorty Fest 2022, including transportation to event
  • Limited Edition copy of Trombone Shorty’s newest album, 'Lifted' releasing April 2022
  • Printed image of Chris and Trombone Shorty
  • Exclusive 6-Bottle Library Set of Cardinale, featuring the following vintages:
    • 2007 Cardinale – 15-year exclusive re-release
    • 2009 Cardinale – Likened to a beautiful score of music
    • 2011 Cardinale – The winemakers’ vintage
    • 2012 Cardinale – 10-year re-release
    • 2013 Cardinale – The vintage of the decade
    • 2017 Cardinale – A perfect story of commitment to quality

Package availability was extremely limited and is now SOLD OUT. Click here for access to upcoming events.  

Blending Music and Wine

Wine, like music, can move you emotionally. And when the two are blended together, magic happens. For over 30 years, winemaker Christopher Carpenter has traveled to Louisiana for the famed New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. As a music lover, it's been a constant source of inspiration and a mecca to escape the vines and winery cellar to feed his soul both literally and figuratively. It was here that Chris first heard the unique soulful sounds of GRAMMY award-nominated artist Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews. On a sunny fall day, Chris traveled to New Orleans to sit down with Trombone Shorty at his studio. Watch as the two chat about inspiration and creativity and even share a glass of Cardinale, too.

“But before you can understand how much music means to me, you have to know how important it is to my hometown, my greatest inspiration.”

Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews
Troy 'Trombone Shorty' Andrews at his studio in New Orleans, LA

Part Jimi Hendrix, part James Brown and all New Orleans, Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews is a singular artist who puts his own spin on traditional American musical forms. Andrews is the bandleader and frontman of Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue, a nine-piece hard-edged funk band that employs brass-band beats, rock dynamics and improvisation in a jazz tradition. A GRAMMY Award nominee for his album ‘Backatown’, Andrews' virtuosity and high-energy live shows have drawn unanimous raves on six continents, with Rolling Stone calling him a “must-see act.” As co-founder and namesake of the Trombone Shorty Foundation, he aims to preserve and perpetuate New Orleans music and culture by inspiring and teaching the next generation of New Orleans musicians.

Cardinale is proud to support The Trombone Shorty Foundation’s largest annual fundraising event, taking place this year on Monday, May 2. Held at New Orleans’ legendary music venue, Tipitina’s, the Shorty Fest helps support traditional jazz music education, instruction, mentorship, and performance in New Orleans, empowering young musicians to continue the musical traditions of the jazz legends before them.

To learn more, visit

The Trombone Shorty Foundation, founded in 2012, seeks to build the next generation of young talent: to create music industry career pathways for New Orleans youth, empower them with the skills and perspective to succeed in business and in life, and to offer mentorship and support throughout the process. The work of the Foundation is inspired by Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews, who was one such youth whose community support in academics, music, and business fostered a career that represents New Orleans culture around the world.

To learn more and donate directly, visit


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