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Breathless Sparkling Wines

Updated: Jan 12, 2023

Key Info

  • Nominated ‘Best New Winery’ by the San Francisco Magazine.

  • A woman run operation.

  • Three sisters: Sharon, Rebecca, and Cynthia

  • Making sparkling wine in honor of their mother, Martha.

  • Winemaker, Penny Gadd-Coster, a 35yr veteran winemaker, completes the woman power team.

  • Penny received 2013’s Winemaker of the Year award at the Wine Industry Awards.

  • Her experience includes: Jordan Winery, assistant winemaker at J, and winemaker for Rack & Riddle Custom wine services.

  • The 1920’s art deco/industrial chic tasting room sparkles.

  • Constructed out of four recycled shipping containers.

  • Nestled in the quiet West Healdsburg warehouse district.

  • A bit of a trek but within walking distance to downtown Healdsburg.

  • The tasting room is also a shopping boutique.

  • Glitzy jewelry, champagne flutes, and other girlie treasures are ready to be discovered.

  • Open Thurs-Tues 11:00 am to 6:00 pm

  • Wednesdays for appointment tours at 11:00 and 1:00. $30 pp.

  • Seated Tastings $16 per person, waived with purchase of 4 or more bottles.

  • Walk-ins ok!

  • Tastings are either on the patio or in the tasting lounge.

  • Dog friendly, serving treats and water for Fido.

  • Kid friendly.

  • Hard to believe that in a warehouse area of town a beautiful garden exists.

  • Stay for a leisurely garden picnic.

  • Featured sparkling wines: Rose, Blanc de Noir, Brut, Blanc de Blancs, Moscato

  • Also a new fortified Ratafia.

  • Wines are crafted from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes.

  • Average wine price $30.


You May Not Know

  • The name Breathless is a testament to their loving mother, Martha.

  • Martha believed in:

  • Dreaming big, living life to the fullest, and never taking a single breath for granted.

  • Sharon Cohen adds:

  • Breathless wines are celebrating big or small moments in life that take breath away.

  • There’s fun while “living life to the fullest” at Breathless.

  • Fun Gatsby style events, with food pairings, and live music.

  • Polaroid photo booth with props to add to the fun.

  • When the sun goes down, the patio’s sparkling lights come on.

  • A 1966 vintage Vespa with a sidecar provides a perfect photo op and maybe a complimentary ride.

  • Penny’s pairing fun, chomp a side of potato chips as you sip your bubbly.

  • Last Sunday of each month (April-October) enjoy Breakfast at Breathless.

  • I really want to partake in the Sabrage Experience.

  • The art of beheading a bottle.

  • A one-on-one experience where you properly open a bottle using a saber.

  • By appointment, $69 pp + bottle of wine.

  • Another thing that I LOVE about Breathless…

  • The sisters love curling up with a book and sipping bubbles!

  • Each of their favorite books is paired with an award winning Brut. See HERE


Sheila’s Recommendation

  • I had an interesting day while visiting Breathless.

  • I noticed my car was acting weird on the freeway as I drove up.

  • When I got out of my car, I had a flat tire.

  • Boyfriend to the rescue!

  • While I was waiting for him, I made my way into Breathless.

  • A happy place to be stranded with a flat tire.

  • My timing couldn’t have been more perfect.

  • A Sabrage Experience was just about to take place.

  • All very exhilarating when the crowd of bubbly onlookers counts down:

  • “5-4-3-2-1”

  • The guest holding the saber whacked at the top of the bottle.

  • Hurray!

  • Celebration!

  • Admittedly, I’m not a huge bubbly wine lover like many of my girlfriends.

  • This New Years Eve I plan to do 7 days of Sonoma County Bubbly.

  • An Instagram and Blog challenge.

  • For sure I will make a trip back to Breathless.

  • This time I’m going to learn to be a sabrage master!

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