the gallica team
ROSEMARY CAKEBREAD | WINEMAKER & PROPRIETOR
Rosemary has earned her reputation for excellence quietly. She is known for making distinct wines notable for restraint and elegance. A graduate of University of California Davis’ Viticulture and Enology program, she was introduced to Cabernet Sauvignon at the historic Inglenook Vineyards. From early cellar jobs to a winemaking position with Spottswoode Vineyard and Winery, Rosemary has built her career around a love for wine. Her appreciation and interest in aromatics and blending was born from work with sparkling wine at Mumm Napa Valley. Of course, making wine also means logging hours and miles in the vineyard throughout the growing season. Rosemary can often be found where she most enjoys being- outdoors in the home vineyard or amongst the vines on the properties we are fortunate to collaborate with.
ALEX FRENCH | DIRECTOR OF SALES
Alex French grew up around wine in Seattle, Washington, where his family owns a reputable wine shop that has been in operation for fifteen years. His first independent foray into the industry was a summer job with a local wine distributor. There, he grew an affinity for a greater variety of wines from all over the world, and in 2012 he traveled to New Zealand to increase his international exposure, with a six-month internship at Saint Clair Family Estates. There, he honed his budding winemaking skills, which he translated into a valuable knowledge base upon his return to Seattle, contributing to the success of his family’s business for four years. Alex believes that a successful sales strategy begins with an investment in fully understanding the product from vine to bottle. Alex’s rounded experience and educational emphasis is a welcome addition to the Gallica team.
FRANCES STOCKTON | ADMINISTRATION | SOCIAL MEDIA
Frances, a Napa Valley native, returned to the Valley after a decade of city life and country adventures. Her career in New York hospitality provided the perfect segue to wine. She is thrilled to be a part of the Gallica team with no better place to learn. When not at work, Frances can be found on the back of a horse.