Alex Ryan

Alex Ryan, President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman

Alex Ryan has served as our President since 2005, our Chief Executive Officer since 2011 and our Chairman of
the board of directors since 2012. Mr. Ryan previously served as our General Manager and Chief Operating
Officer beginning in 2000. Mr. Ryan moved to St. Helena in 1976 and began working at Duckhorn part-time
during high school and joined the Company full-time after earning his degree in viticulture from California State
University at Fresno in 1988. Mr. Ryan was the Vineyard Manager throughout the early 1990s, and later became
the Vice President of Vineyard and Winery Operations. In the years since he became President and Chief
Executive Officer, Mr. Ryan successfully launched the Migration brand, featuring the first Chardonnay in the
Company’s three-decade history, rolled out an expanded Decoy line, established Canvasback in Washington
State and spearheaded the acquisitions of Calera Wine Company in 2017 and Kosta Browne in 2018. Mr. Ryan
was honored as the Wine Enthusiast Wine Star Awards Wine Executive of the Year in 2018. We believe
Mr. Ryan’s extensive knowledge of the wine industry and his experience as a member of our management team
qualifies him to serve on our board of directors.