Rack & Riddle Custom Wine Services offers the Custom Crush & Private Label Services in California, USA.
About Rack & Riddle Custom Wine Services: When wine industry veterans Rebecca Faust and Bruce Lundquist first set out to establish Rack & Riddle Winery, they envisioned a leading-edge facility using premium vineyards to produce wine in the heart of the North Coast wine country. But not long into planning, their goals stretched to include a still and sparkling custom crush facility for custom crush clientele, as well as for the Rack & Riddle wine brand.
Bringing together six winemakers on staff, including the sought-after skills of winemaker Penny Gadd-Coster, Rack & Riddle specializes in processes that take an incredible amount of labor, time and equipment, but that result in a superior wine. Faust and Lundquist harness a combined expertise of over 40 years to create a niche in the marketplace. It’s no small feat to make sparkling wine in the traditional méthode Champenoise. As such, most wineries don’t attempt it. Rack & Riddle unlocks the ability to create outstanding, award-winning sparkling wines for a host of brands.
Rack & Riddle grapes, Source: Website
From small boutique wineries to large multi-national wine producers and everyone in between, Rack & Riddle provides unparalleled custom crush and winemaking services to all of their partners. They ensure their custom crush clients receive exactly what is needed, from an all-inclusive “grape to glass” experience, or by simply assisting with existing winemaking and production needs.
Rack and Riddle Management Leaders:
Rebecca Faust: One of the founding partners of Rack & Riddle Custom Wine Services, Rebecca brings over 20 years of experience in the field to Rack & Riddle. Rebecca first discovered her passion for wine while working at Deloitte & Touche after graduating from Sonoma State University with a business degree. Rebecca lives in Healdsburg, California with her husband, Allen, where they raised their three children: daughter, Jessica; and sons, Mark and Max.
Bruce Lundquist: Happily focused as one of the owners of Rack & Riddle, Bruce has spent most of his career associated with the 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. 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 and six children.
Rack and Riddle Custom Crush & Wine Services:
Rack and Riddle Custom Crush & Wine Services, Source: Facebook
Rack & Riddle provides unparalleled custom crush and winemaking services to all of our partners. They ensure their custom crush clients receive exactly what is needed, from an all-inclusive “grape to glass” experience, or by simply assisting with existing winemaking and production needs.
Rack and Riddle Private Label Services:
Rack & Riddle Executive Director of Winemaking Penny Gadd-Coster leads a team of six winemakers/enologists who are dedicated to sparkling winemaking in the traditional method. A private label wine from their program means the brand can offer a premium sparkling wine label that pairs perfectly with any occasion (or food!) and has an enduring shelf life.
Rack & Riddle’s limited-release white label wines are hand-crafted from select grapes using the traditional French method, méthode Champenoise. Gadd-Coster, a renowned winemaker with more than 30 years of experience in sparkling winemaking, was named “Winemaker of the Year” in the inaugural Wine Industry Awards for the Napa and Sonoma winemaking regions.
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About IBWSS San Francisco
The International Bulk Wine and Spirits Show (IBWSS) is an annual trade show and conference, open to trade professionals only, which takes place in San Francisco, CA. IBWSS visitors are buyers looking to meet up their demand for bulk wines, bulk spirits, private label programs, grape buying or contract manufacturing.
IBWSS San Francisco will give supermarkets, retailers, restaurants, wineries, distilleries, and other buyers a premier international platform to source bulk wine and spirits and meet private label suppliers.
Who are exhibitors?
IBWSS exhibitors are wineries and distilleries looking to sell bulk wine and spirits, producers and negociants who offer contract manufacturing / private label programs and wineries/distilleries/importers who have one-time excess stock to clear.
Who are Visitors / Buyers?
IBWSS buyers are Wineries, distilleries, breweries, importers, distributors, retailers, national and regional chains, negociants, brokerage firms who are looking for bulk wine, bulk spirits, private label manufacturing, and grapes.