Breathless Wines is a family affair, built by the love of three sisters, Sharon, Rebecca and Cynthia, and the passion for life their mother passed down to them.
“Breathless is about celebrating moments in life—big or small—that take our breath away,” says Sharon Cohn, Breathless sister one-of-three. “We are honoring our mom, Martha, who encouraged dreaming big—‘never take a breath for granted, and live life to the fullest’ was her mantra.” Even when suffering from Alpha-1, Martha led the charge as a teacher dedicated to helping her community. In that vein, Breathless donates wine and funds to Alpha-1, and opens their tasting room, and their hearts, to more than a dozen non-profits annually.
With a vintage 1920s feel and a tasting room built from recycled shipping containers (the first of its kind in the area), Breathless is the perfect blend of Art Deco and Industrial Chic, ideally situated in the West Healdsburg Warehouse district, just a short walk from the Healdsburg Square.
Breathless guests can stroll the gardens, enjoy a leisurely picnic, or take lessons in beheading a bottle of sparkling with an authentic Italian saber (a dull-bladed sword that pops the bubbly open in a centuries-old style). On Wednesdays, by appointment, educational tours are offered, showing visitors the art and science behind the Method Champenoise winemaking process, with which all Breathless sparkling wines are expertly crafted.
Visitors can expect extraordinarily unique and fun events in the Gatsby style Breathless has become known for, with perfectly paired wine and foods, live music and even Polaroid photos with props. In September, Breathless will once again host their annual “Cirque Du Breathless” a 1920’s themed party with unique Cirque acts, magic, music, delicious food and of course their wonderful sparkling wines. Guests are encouraged to wear their best 1920’s attire and enjoy the day. Cirque du Breathless: Saturday, September 15. Tickets on sale at www.breathlesswines.com.
Breathless founders and sisters Sharon Cohn, Rebecca Faust and Cynthia Faust along with honorary sister, winemaker Penny, invite you to “cross the railroad tracks” and venture just a few blocks from the Healdsburg Square and enjoy a few “Breathless Moments.”
Breakfast at Breathless
The last Sunday of every month, April through October Breathless hosts “Breakfast at Breathless” a casual breakfast in their outdoor garden featuring delicious authentic sweet or savory crepes from Brittany Crepes paired with lovely glasses of bubbly. It is a fun and relaxed event and a great way to kick off a Healdsburg Sunday morning. Upcoming 2018 dates are September 30 and October 28. Tickets available online.
The Breathless Pizza Oven is almost here!
Breathless is putting the finishing touches on the installation of their brand new pizza oven from Mugnaini Imports in Healdsburg. Plans are underway for events to showcase unique and delicious pizza recipes paired with sparkling wines. Look for their pizza oven unveiling party this October!