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Pulido Walker Announces Julia Wildt as Hospitality Director

Posted on November 04, 2019

Napa Valley, Calif.—Pulido Walker proprietors Mark Pulido and Donna Walker are pleased to announce the appointment of Julia Wildt as Hospitality Director, as the ultra-luxury winery expands its operations.

Julia’s preparation for her role as Pulido Walker’s Director of Hospitality includes years of work for The Thomas Keller Restaurant Group at both The French Laundry and Ad Hoc and as director of hospitality at various Napa Valley wineries such as Harlan Estate Winery and Vineyard 7 & 8. She is a Certified Sommelier with the Court of Master Sommeliers, holds a Level 3 Certification from the Wine & Spirit Education Trust and a bachelor’s degree in culinary management from the former Cordon Bleu Culinary School. A Las Vegas native, Julia made her mark as a sommelier for Guy Savoy and the MGM Grand.

Focusing solely on 100% Cabernet Sauvignon single vineyard designates, Pulido Walker’s award winning winemaker, Thomas Rivers Brown, crafts wine from four distinctive Napa Valley vineyards including: Melanson Vineyard on Pritchard Hill, Panek Vineyard in St Helena, Mt. Veeder Estate Vineyard, and the recently purchased Policy Estate Vineyard in Yountville. These classic wines are expressed naturally to reflect each remarkable site’s unique terroir.

“The Pulido Walker Experience at Mending Wall Winery,” a special curated tasting, is available by appointment only; please call 707-226-1900 or email markanddonna@pulidowalker.com. Mending Wall is a partnership between Pulido Walker, Winemaker Thomas Rivers Brown and Outpost Founder Frank Dotzler and where Pulido Walker wines are produced.

About Pulido Walker
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 analytical; they know that perseverance and long-term attention to detail yield exceptional results worth waiting for.

Pulido Walker’s wine label is inscribed with an ancient apothecary weight bearing the seasonal symbols of alchemy. This Old-World instrument of precise measure expresses the family’s ardent determination to craft extraordinary wine authentic to its unique terroir.

Region: Napa & Sonoma
Job Function: Direct to Consumer, Hospitality Director

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