Celebrating moments in life
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. As something new for guests —Breathless has just completed installation of their brand-new pizza oven from Mugnaini Imports in Healdsburg. This will become a Breathless event staple—serving up delicious pizzas and other wood-fired delights paired with Breathless wines.
The Breathless Family was thrilled and honored to receive the Sweepstakes Award at the 2018 Sonoma County Harvest Fair for the 2012 Breathless Brut—the best sparkling and specialty wine of the show. This honor was the sweet cherry on top of a wonderful year for Breathless. In all, the wines earned 17 Gold Medals, including 6 Double Golds and 4 Best of Class distinctions. These awards are a testament to the talent, expertise and dedication of winemaker Penny and her team.
New Year’s Day Open House
Tuesday, January 1 will be a fun day at the Breathless Tasting Room – Their second annual New Year’s Day Open House event. They will be celebrating 2019 “The Year of the Pig” with delightful bites prepared in their pizza oven, sparkling wines, newly released Still Breathless Pinot Noir and Tarot Card readings for a fun glimpse into the year ahead.
Visit: www.breathlesswines.com for more information.