Austin Gallion is New National Sales Director for Pulido Walker
Napa Valley, Calif.—Pulido Walker proprietors Mark Pulido and Donna Walker are pleased to announce the appointment of Austin Gallion as National Sales Director, as the ultra-luxury winery expands its operations.
Austin joins Pulido Walker as National Sales Director with nearly 20 years of high-end culinary, wine and hospitality experience. Most recently he was director of hospitality at Vineyard 29 after working at Miner Family Winery, where he learned the wine business. He’s a classically trained chef and holds a bachelor’s degree in culinary arts from Johnson & Wales. After an externship in Perigord, France, his love of wine drew him to Napa Valley where he was executive sous chef for several Michelin Star restaurants.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.