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Winery Founded by Three Sisters Launches Crowdfunding Campaign to Build Tasting Room

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Breathless Wines’ founders and sisters (L to R): Cynthia Faust, Rebecca Faust and Sharon Cohn
Breathless Wines’ founders and sisters (L to R): Cynthia Faust, Rebecca Faust and Sharon Cohn

HEALDSBURG, Calif., June 11, 2015 – Breathless Wines today announced it will launch a crowdfunding campaign in September to build a tasting room in Healdsburg, California. Use of the space will be donated quarterly to Breathless’ non-profits partners for fundraising and educational events.

Breathless was founded in 2011 by three sisters—Cynthia Faust, Rebecca Faust and Sharon Cohn—and with over 20 Best of Class, Gold and 90+ point ratings between its three wines, it is recognized as one of the most distinguished sparkling wine brands today.

The Breathless Wines label was launched as a tribute to the sisters’ mother, Martha. “We wanted to do something in her honor. It was all about our breathless moments with her, being involved in the community, and giving back,” said Sharon Cohn.

Breathless, with award-winning winemaker Penny Gadd-Coster, produces 1,500 cases annually of Brut, Blanc de Noirs and Brut Rosé, and contributes a significant portion of its proceeds to more than one dozen non-profit partners.

One such organization is Healthcare Foundation Northern Sonoma County. Each year, Breathless Wines is a sponsor of “Wine, Women & Shoes”, a major fundraiser for the foundation which last year raised over $400,000 to improve healthcare access.

“Breathless is a wonderful partner for the Healthcare Foundation,” said Pat Callahan, Executive Director of Healthcare Foundation Northern Sonoma County. “They care about their community and are not just willing, but excited to support our cause and help out in any way they can. I can’t wait to see the new tasting room and sip their delicious bubbles in the new setting!”

BRE_label_logoA goal of Breathless’ crowdfunding campaign is to foster connections within the non-profit community. “We can’t wait to see these valuable partnerships being forged, and in doing so, help organizations create real differences in people’s lives,” said Cohn. “Get involved on our website—the rewards for donating make it so worthwhile.” Breathless Wines will host a crowdfunding launch party in September – sign up to receive an invitation.

ABOUT BREATHLESS WINES
Three sisters, Sharon Cohn, Rebecca Faust and Cynthia Faust, invite you to mark the day with Breathless Sparkling Wines! In honor of all those who take no breath for granted, the sisters and award-winning winemaker Penny Gadd-Coster present a new sparkling wine label that pairs well with food and friends. For more information about Breathless, and how you can join the Breathless Founder’s Circle, visit www.breathlesswines.com.

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