Respected longtime Northwest wine executive to lead company’s next growth chapter

April 18, 2018–SEATTLE– Precept Wine Founder and Chief Executive Office Andrew Browne announced the appointment of Dan Ewer as the company’s Chief Sales Officer.


“Infusing Dan’s talent and experience to lead our sales division represents an exciting new chapter for Precept Wine and an investment in our future growth,” Browne said. “Dan brings with him a wealth of knowledge and a trusted network of relationships that transcend the alcoholic beverage industry.”


Dan spent nearly 17 years with Young’s Market Company, starting as the Executive Vice President in Oregon.  In Washington State, he then served as its President of the Northwest and most recently, as Senior Vice President of Business Development across 10 Western states.  Ewer started in the wine business following a successful career with Johnson & Johnson, where, over the course of 13 years, he held a multitude of positions across its consumer products companies until 2001. Dan earned his BA in Communications from the University of Washington.


“Precept Wine is one of the most innovative, progressive, high-growth companies in the wine industry today,” Ewer said. “I am thrilled to be a part of this dynamic team and look forward to leading sales into its next chapter of growth.”


Ewer will be based out of Precept’s Seattle headquarters.  His direct reports include Taylor Hardman, Senior Vice President of Sales West; six regional leaders in Precept Wine’s Eastern sales division; and Austin Gangel,  Senior Vice President of Strategic Accounts. Ewer will work closely with Kirk Brewer, Senior Vice President of Sales and Logistics. Chief Marketing Officer Alex Evans, who previously shared CSO duties, will continue to focus on national account and key wholesale business development along with marketing and direct-to-consumer sales.  


Seattle-based Precept Wine – Is the largest privately held wine producer in the Pacific Northwest and a top 13 American wine producer. With deep roots representing more than 30 years of Northwest investments in the wine industry, it owns and maintains more than nearly 5,000 planted vineyard acres across Washington, Idaho, New Mexico and Oregon; such leading wine brands as HOUSE Wine, Browne Family Vineyards, Waterbrook, Canoe Ridge Vineyard, Gruet, Primarius, Ste. Chapelle, Pendulum and Shingleback, and Red Knot, plus tasting rooms and hospitality throughout the Northwest. Founded in 2003 by Andrew Browne, the company’s wineries have garnered more than 600 combined best buys and critical scores exceeding 90 points. Learn more at



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