OUR Executive team

Rebecca Faust, managing partner

Managing Partner
Rebecca Faust

One of the founding partners of Rack & Riddle Custom Wine Services, Rebecca brings over 25 years of experience in the industry to Rack & Riddle.

Raised amid the vineyards of Sonoma County, it was a natural fit for Rebecca to pursue a career in wine. Rebecca is known for championing superior-quality wine made in the Méthode Champenoise tradition.

After graduating from Sonoma State University with a business degree, she first discovered her passion for wine while working for Deloitte & Touche. She then worked for the prestigious domestic sparkling wine brand Piper Sonoma as financial controller, and eventually became 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. 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 only 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, mother of granddaughter Harlow, and sons, Mark and Max.

Bruce Lundquist, managing partner

Managing Partner
Bruce Lundquist

Focused as one of the owners of Rack & Riddle, Bruce has spent most of his career associated with natural resource and agricultural-based industries. He has been active in the wine industry for more than 22 years. 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 a board member of Family Winemakers of California (FWC), 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 California Wine Industry.

Bruce resides in both Oregon and 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 L’Oreal in web writing and media development; Aaron, an engineering graduate from the University of Portland currently employed in Wilsonville, Oregon as a project manager; Adam, a North Central College graduate who is seeking his PhD at USC; Caleb, a North Central College Graduate now working in McMinnville, Oregon, and Molly, a nursing major at the University of Portland who graduates in 2020.

When not at Rack & Riddle, Bruce spends his free time gardening, paying for his kids’ college debts, and awaiting his next visit with granddaughters Audrey, Finley & Grace.

Bruce holds degrees from Linfield College, the University of Portland, and the Wine Executive program — UC Davis.

Mark Garaventa, general manager

General Manager

Mark Garaventa

As General Manager at Rack & Riddle Custom Wine Services, Mark Garaventa delivers strategic and tactical growth initiatives across Rack & Riddle’s portfolio of business units.

He oversaw the successful rollout of the Rack & Riddle brand, as well as the Major League Baseball sparkling wine—both have enjoyed unprecedented success across a variety of markets.

His most recent accomplishment was launching the 6 Bar wine brand, a volume-priced addition to the Rack & Riddle family of brands that fills a need in the marketplace for brokers, distributors and retailers seeking a premium bubbly that over delivers.

With a unique background in sales, marketing and financial development, and a drive to be an integral part in the growth and development of a promising company, Mark has enjoyed his role over the past seven years helping shape Rack & Riddle into an award-winning winery and custom crush facility.

Born and raised locally, Mark brings 25-plus years of senior management experience and leadership to Rack & Riddle. Having hit the ground running since earning his degree from St. Mary’s College in 1988, Mark possesses talents and experience ranging from working in a family business in the 1990’s to running national sales for a large corporation. Mark’s business acumen and consistency are a natural fit with the team at Rack & Riddle.

As Managing Partner Bruce Lundquist said, “Mark has taken us into the next tier as a business—helping us to exceed our clients’ expectations in every capacity. He is a natural fit with our boots-on-the-ground approach to doing business and we are lucky to have him, as are our clients.”

Mark currently resides in Marin County and has three children EJ, Michael and Alexandra and is a proud Nonno to his  grandson Robert. Mark is an avid wine enthusiast, but spends most weekends with his family—playing sports, enjoying time with his children and grandson, or brushing up on his golf game. Mark is driven and finds joy in his successes with which he will happily raise a glass to toast.

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