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 is poised to be Healdsburg’s premier tasting room featuring Champagne method sparkling wines, new releases of still wines, magnum bubblies and a special new ratafia fortified wine to help you mark the day—no special occasion necessary.
Sourced from select grapes from Carneros, Russian River, Dry Creek Valley and the North Coast, Breathless wines are crafted by the expert winemaking hand of Penny Gadd-Coster. Penny, named “Winemaker of the Year” by the North Bay Business Journal, is a renowned winemaker who has garnered over 20 Best of Class, Gold and 90+ point ratings for the Breathless sparkling wines.
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 a Polaroid photobooth with props.
During the day 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.
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.”