October 2, 2024

Catoctin Breeze is a family-owned vineyard located in the northeastern foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Formed by ancient Appalachian soil and perpetually cool winds, and produced by hand from field to bottle, our wines are as accessible as they are expressive. The Catoctin Breeze vision is to consistently express personality in every bottle, and to produce wines that we’re proud of sharing with our family, friends, and community.

November 13, 2024

Retirement was not entirely in the cards for Christine and Dennis Vrooman. In 1999, the husband and wife planted a small family vineyard of Pinot Noir in their “retirement retreat”. It was recognized as a “Top Ten Hot Brand 2017” by Wine Business Monthly. In addition, Ankida Ridge was the only East Coast producer invited to Oregon’s prestigious International Pinot Noir Celebration 2016. It is listed in Food & Wine as one of Virginia’s Top 10 Vineyards and has received numerous high ratings from James Suckling and Wine Enthusiast. 

July 23, 2025

Breathless Wines is a family affair, built by the love of three sisters, and the passion for life that their mother passed down to them. The sisters are dedicated to creating sparkling wines that pair well with life’s special moments. Located in Healdsburg, CA, Breathless Wines Earned Rising Wine Stars “Winery of the Year” in 2020.

Sharon Cohn is one of the 3 sisters who own Breathless Sparkling Wines. She is the “glitz, glamour and panache” behind the bubbles of Breathless. Sharon is the “feet on the street” of Breathless, traveling with the bubbly far and wide to meet with restaurants and retailers to share the passion behind Breathless. Sharon’s love of travel grew after four years in the US Air Force and she has enjoyed traveling to places far and wide: Canadian Rockies, Greece, Italy, Calgary and places that take her wherever there are mountains—her favorite!