Napa Valley
Year founded:
Mark Pulido and Donna Walker
Thomas Rivers Brown

Basic Info

Pulido~Walker is the culmination of a patient journey toward the possible. Under the watchful eye of our winemaker, Thomas Rivers Brown (Schrader, Outpost, Revana), we chose two remarkable vineyard sites where the natural alchemy of geography, soil, climate, and clone combine to yield a 100% Cabernet Sauvignon greater than the sum of its parts. Pritchard Hill’s Melanson Vineyard immediately captivated Thomas’ attention as he and Mark drove its steep and rugged, boulder-strewn grounds. Located on a rocky, gentle knoll along the old Napa River bed wash in St. Helena, the Panek Vineyard possessed all the characteristics to yield superb fruit and is Thomas’ personal selection for his own vineyard designate. Proprietors Mark Pulido and Donna Walker grew up in pharmacy families, and this early common experience is integral to the Pulido~Walker philosophy. Their wine label is inscribed with an ancient apothecary weight bearing the seasonal symbols of alchemy. This Old World instrument of precise measure expresses their family’s ardent determination to craft extraordinary wine authentic to its unique terroir.