Wine and music are connectors. They bring people together over shared experiences, cultural differences, and powerful storytelling. On October 13, sponsored by the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless™ Credit Card from Chase and together with VinePair, we brought Chase Marriott Bonvoy Boundless™ Cardmembers an intimate + exclusive wine tasting experience.
At the bustling upper peninsula’s Graft Wine Shop, guests were lead through a thoughtful journey of premier wines and paired music selection as a means of storytelling of the African diaspora. Guided by George W.C. Walker III of Dwayne Wade’s wine label, Wade Cellars and Femi Oyediran of Charleston’s Graft Wine Shop this tasting experience blended passionate experts with music + wine.
Conversations touched on lack of accessibility in the wine industry, the juxtaposition of old meets new, and how music is a powerful catalyst for storytelling – especially when paired with wine. Accompanied by light bites, guests sampled five wines from Wade Cellars and Graft Wine Shop.
Recreate the wine + music pairings at home
FEMI’S FIRST SELECTION
2019 Château de Plaisance, Ronceray
Chenin Blanc Anjou, Loire Valley, France
Music Pairing: “E Wa Woo” by King Sunny Ade
GEORGE’S FIRST SELECTION
2020 Wade Cellars, Three By Wade Blanc
Chenin Blanc, Clarksburg, California
Music Pairing: “Skate” by Bruno Mars
and Anderson Paak
FEMI’S SECOND SELECTION
2016 Château Falfas, Côtes de Bourg
Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec,
Music Pairing: “I Shall Wear A Crown”
by Pastor T.L Barrett
GEORGE’S SECOND SELECTION
2019 Wade Cellars, Three By Wade
Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, California
As a Marriott Bonvoy Boundless™ Credit Cardmember you can receive an exclusive discount code on your 2022 tickets to The Lawn @ Culinary Village. Visit Marriott Bonvoy Moments™ to learn more. Tickets drop for the 2022 festival on October 21 @ 11 AM EDT – we can’t wait to see you there!