Patrick "Mike" Paul, one of the Walla Walla Valley's pioneer winemakers, died at his home Friday, January 19 after an illness. He was 58 years old.
Paul and his wife, Teresa Paul found Patrick M. Paul Vineyards in 1988, at School Avenue in Walla Walla. He was one of Walla Walla's first wine producers, which began with his first planting of Cabernet Franc in 1984. Patrick M. Paul Vineyards is considered a "boutique winery" making small lots of premium handcrafted Bordeaux-style reds and late harvest white wines. Paul was a member of the Walla Walla Wine Alliance.