Precept Wine floats marketing campaign for House Air

By on April 1, 2019
Precept Wine in Seattle has announced the addition of House Air to its lineup of popular House Wine canned program. (Courtesy of Precept Wine)

SEATTLE – Not long ago, Precept Wine launched its Open Air tier for concerts at its Ste. Chapelle Winery in Idaho. Today, the Seattle-based company announced the addition of House Air to its flotilla of House Wine cans.

“House Air furthers our commitment to innovation” Precept CEO/founder Andrew Browne stated in a news release. “We are proud to have a wide selection of House Wine cans to mix and match to anyone’s tastes, but House Air in particular is a real people-pleaser everyone will want to try.”

The House Wine can team in Walla Walla, Wash., sought to present House Air as crisp and clean, featuring notes of rolling hills and wide prairies, with a hint of alfalfa and ozone, reminiscent of the Palouse.

Alexandra Evans, Precept’s chief marketing officer, added, “With House Air, we’ve landed on a refreshing new concept in the can business that is certainly a breath of fresh air. House Air pairs perfectly with everything! We’re confident we’ve captured the essence of Walla Walla in every can.”

House Air is touted as a zero-calorie, energy-boosting option for mouth breathers and nose breathers alike, according to Evans’s team, which goes ethereal with its descriptors. “Light as air and filled to the brim with freshness, House Air is an uplifting option for people who enjoy air and the convenience of House wine in a can anytime, anywhere.”

Hint: It is best enjoyed on April’s Fools Day and timed to sync with the Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America’s 76th annual convention in Orlando, Fla.

Seriously, according to a marketing report last month by Nielsen, House Wine nationally ranks No. 2 in dollar volume sales for 375-milliliter cans during the 26-week period ending Feb. 23. And since their debut in 2017, House Wine cans have garnered 29 percent of the national 375-ml canned wine category.

Precept owns more than 4,000 acres of vines in Washington, Idaho, New Mexico and Oregon. It’s brands include Waterbrook, Gruet, Browne Family Vineyards, Canoe Ridge Vineyard, Pendulum, Primarius, Washington Hills, Battle Creek Cellars, Sawtooth and Ste. Chapelle.

About Eric Degerman

Eric Degerman is the President and CEO of Great Northwest Wine. He is a journalist with more than 30 years of daily newspaper experience and has been writing about wine since 1998. He co-founded Wine Press Northwest magazine with Andy Perdue and served as its managing editor for a decade. He is a frequent wine judge at international wine competitions throughout North America and orchestrates 10 Northwest competitions each year.

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