Rebecca Faust

Managing Member

One of the founding partners of Rack & Riddle Custom Wine Services, Rebecca brings over 20 years of experience in the field to Rack & Riddle.

Raised amid the vineyards of Sonoma County, it was a natural fit for Rebecca to pursue a career in wine. Over the past two decades, Rebecca has become known for championing superior-quality wine made in the méthode Champenoise tradition.

Rebecca first discovered her passion for wine while working for Deloitte & Touche after graduating from Sonoma State University with a business degree. She then worked for the prestigious domestic sparkling wine brand Piper Sonoma as financial controller, finally becoming CFO at Lambert Bridge Winery. Having an entrepreneurial spirit, she answered the call in 2007 to co-found Rack & Riddle along with Bruce Lundquist; shortly thereafter she founded Breathless Wines with her sisters.

Rebecca is thrilled to work with sisters Sharon and Cynthia to create sparkling wines that help people celebrate and remember those moments in life that leave you breathless.

In that vein, Breathless Wines is a memorial to their mother, Martha, who understood the importance of living life to the fullest. Breathless supports bringing awareness to the disease that afflicted their mom: Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency.

Rack & Riddle is proud to be among the just 10 percent of California wineries led by women. In 2013, Rebecca was recognized for her contributions to business, the community and the wine industry as recipient of the NBBJ’s “Women in Business” award.

Rebecca lives in Healdsburg, California with her husband, Allen, where they raised their three children: daughter, Jessica; and sons, Mark and Max.

Bruce Lundquist

Managing Member

Happily focused as one of the owners of Rack & Riddle, Bruce has spent most of his career associated with natural resource and agricultural-based industries. For the last 20 years he has been active in the wine industry—first as the General Manager at J Vineyards, then as a partner at Longboard Vineyards before founding Rack & Riddle with Rebecca Faust in 2007.

Prior to his foray into wine, Bruce was controller and treasurer at Tillamook Cheese in Oregon before moving to Petaluma, California and serving as CFO at California Gold Dairy Products.

Bruce is the Board Chair of Family Winemakers of California, an association dedicated to the advocacy and success of its winery members. Bruce uses his role to help support legislation, regulations, and business opportunities beneficial to the more than 400 members of FWC.

Bruce resides in Petaluma, California with his wife Denise. They have raised six children: Amie, a Linfield College graduate and elementary teacher in Oregon; Emily, a UCLA graduate who works for a division of L'Oreal in web writing and media development; Aaron, an engineering graduate from the University of Portland currently employed in Eugene, Oregon as a project manager; Adam, a North Central College graduate who is seeking his PhD at USC; Caleb, a junior at North Central College near Chicago, and Molly, a Freshman at University of Portland.

When not at Rack & Riddle, Bruce spends his free time gardening, paying for his kids' college debts, and awaiting the next visit with granddaughter Audrey. Bruce holds degrees from Linfield College, the University of Portland, and the Wine Executive program - UC Davis.

 

 

Business Development Team

Mark Garaventa General Manager
Monica Smith Business Development Associate
Cynthia Faust Business Development Manager

Production Team

Stan Jennings Facilities Manager 
Silvia de la Presa Owens QA/QC Manager 
Ray Brammeier Senior Supply Chain Manager
Alvaro Nieves Cellar Master
Matthew Salling Logistics/Materials Manager

Winemaking Team

Jenn Zeek-Sweet Winemaker/Lab Director 
Manveer Sandhu Production Winemaker 
Penny Gadd-Coster Exec. Director of Winemaking
Agustin Ponce Director of Operations