I first discovered Breathless Wines during A Taste of Sonoma this past Labor Day Weekend! As I was in the midst of enjoying all of the Sparkling Wines throughout the day, friends pointed out the discovery of Breathless Wines.
They also pointed out that they were opening up a tasting room in Healdsburg. I soon forgot this fact, until, last week, when I was browsing on Instagram, and saw a gorgeous photo of Sparkling Wines with a beautiful backdrop. I did some further investigation, and realized that Breathless Wines Tasting Room had just opened in Healdsburg.
So, take me to this past weekend, when I looked over at my other half, told him about the new tasting room, and asked if he wanted to go? He looked over at me, begrudgingly, knowing how much I wanted to go, and we said, “okay.”
So, we were off, on the search of Breathless Wines new tasting room. It wasn’t too hard to find, really, head towards Downtown Healdsburg, follow North Street to Moore Lane then look for the Breathless Wines Sign.
It’s in easy walking distance from Downtown Healdsburg Plaza and Shops. And trust me, it’s worth walking to. I mean, just look at our beautiful sparkling wine flight:
A Sparkling Flight costs 14 dollars! It includes a taste of Brut, Blanc de Noirs, and a Brut Rose. All these sparkling wines were made with the same sweetness level, but 3 different styles. We also had a 4th tasting with their newly released Blanc de Blanc Wine.
If you’ve ever been curious about the Sabrage Opening! Guess what? You just have to stop into Breathless Wines now to experience it in person. They offer a Sabrage experience right at the tasting room where you purchase a bottle of wine to enjoy, and they’ll walk you through the technique, and of course, show you this with your own bottle, which you’ll enjoy at the tasting room!
The Tasting room, made from Shipping Containers, was truly well put together, with the shipping container door opening outside with a bar to serve (you know, it’ll be put to great use during the summer!)
They also have a lovely patio area where you can enjoy your Sparkling Wines… which is set up for entertainment, which I’m sure, they’ll put to use in the future!
I know I’ve found one of my new favorite tasting rooms to keep visiting back to, or, at least, bring my future guests to:
499 Moore Lane
Hours: 10am-6pm, Closed Wednesdays
About Breathless Wines:
Breathless Wines is a family affair, built by the love of three sisters, Sharon, Rebecca, and Cynthia, and the passion for life that their mother passed down to them. The sisters are dedicated to creating refreshing sparkling wines that pair well with life’s special moments.
The Winemaker: Penny Gadd-Coster
Who has over 35 years of experience in making Sparkling Wine!
Penny, recipient of “Winemaker of the Year” in the North Bay Business Journal’s inaugural Wine Industry Awards, has garnered 12 Gold Medal and Best of Class awards in the past year alone for Breathless Wines. With more than 35 years of winemaking experience including having been the sparkling winemaker at J, and director of winemaking at Rack & Riddle since 2007, Penny crafts what many publications have lauded as the best sparkling wines available on the market today. By sourcing only the best grapes from the Carneros appellation, honing in on the best vineyards, and within those the very best clones, allows the personality across vintages to shine through with consistency year after year; variations in soil type in the Carneros region adds complexity to the fruit. Breathless Sparkling Wines are food-friendly and pair well with any plate — that’s the beauty of our bubbly!
And trust me, their Sparkling Wines are really, really delicious! So, the next time you’re in Healdsburg, and looking to try some Sparkling Wine, be sure to put Breathless Wines on your list!