Pulido~Walker is the culmination of a patient journey toward the possible. Under the watchful eye of our winemaker, Thomas Rivers Brown, 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.
In each of these sought after vineyards, we carefully thin our vines several times throughout the growing season, leaving only the very best fruit for hand selection during harvest. Our winemaking takes a non-interventionist approach crafting natural wines that reflect their unique terroir.
Proprietors Mark Pulido and Donna Walker grew up in pharmacy families, and this early common experience is integral to the Pulido~Walker philosophy. Their scientific backgrounds make Mark and Donna precise, inquisitive, and detailed; they know that perseverance and attentive observation yield results worth waiting for.
Mark and Donna own a 115-acre Estate in the Mt. Veeder Appellation of Napa Valley. After years of patient observation and collection of precise data on the estate’s microclimates and soil composition, they planted the best fifteen acres: 25% dedicated to Chardonnay and 75% to Cabernet Sauvignon in July 2015.
Pulido~Walker is dedicated to the perfection of every element and to crafting exceptional single vineyard designate Cabernet Sauvignon.