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Full Pull Wines, founded in 2009, offers the best boutique wines of the world to members of our mailing list, with special focus on our home, the Pacific Northwest. There’s a better way to buy wine—and we’re here to help. At Full Pull Wines, our model is simple:

  1. We email you about wines we love.
  2. You request the bottles that sound appealing.
  3. Your wine arrives at our warehouse and is ready for pickup or shipping.
It’s that easy. There’s no monthly fee. There’s no minimum purchase. All you need to do is read about different wines and order the ones that interest you.

Have more questions? Click here to see our FAQ.

Our Team

Paul Zitarelli

Paul Zitarelli, DipWSET, Owner and Editor-in-Chief, is a Harvard-trained applied-mathematician who gave all that up for a life in wine. In 2009, he graduated from the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington and converted the readership of his burgeoning wine blog into the initial list members for Full Pull® Wines. Zitarelli was the lead wine writer for Seattle Magazine from 2013 to 2019, and he is the author of 36 Bottles of Wine, published by Sasquatch Books. He is well along the path towards becoming a Master of Wine, having achieved the WSET Level 4 Diploma in 2015. He lives on a small island in the Puget Sound with his wife, two young children, and one skittish cat.

Pat Malloy

Pat Malloy, Director of Operations, has been in the Seattle wine trade for twelve years and counting, after first surviving a stint in the local food industry. His expertise in driving business sales and development, building long-term relationships with happy customers, and cultivating an international presence in wine e-commerce, have brought enormous benefits to every organization he has touched. He looks forward to being a part of another growing business, building even more connections, and continuing to provide wine-lovers with the best boutique wines out there. Favorite pairing for Pat? A glass of wine and sleeping children. Pat and his wife Kelly live in West Seattle and have three kids.

Dennis Felipe

Dennis Felipe, Warehouse Manager, is the creative mastermind behind organizing the vast quantities of wine moving into and out of the Full Pull warehouse. Dennis has many years of experience in the Seattle wine trade and immediately set about making our warehouse more efficient, as well as adding his unerring work ethic and friendly demeanor to our team. He is the master of the lumpia party and a secret lover of sticky wines.

Dylan Joffe

Dylan Joffe, Director of Hospitality, has always had a love for great words and great wines—and feels immensely grateful to have found a job that allows her to explore both. When she's not writing about wine at Full Pull, she can be found writing about wine (and food) on her own blog, I'd Rather Be Meryl, and various publications including Seattle Magazine, Eater, and Thrillist. An east-coaster born and raised, Dylan came to the Pacific Northwest in the fall of 2014 and now calls Columbia City home with her sweetheart and their animal children.

James Andrus

James Andrus, Hospitality Associate, was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. After flirting with the idea of a career in academic philosophy, he settled on a much more lucrative career path in the wine business. He has worked in both the retail and production sides of the local wine scene, and has fantasies of one day farming vines and making wines of his own. James loves geeky wines, strange music, brooding literature, cats, and most of all his wife Carly, with whom he resides in Hillman City.

Halle Beitler

Halle Beitler, Hospitality Associate, moved to Washington from New Jersey in 2014 to attend University of Puget Sound. She earned a degree in Science, Technology, and Society with the intentions of working in the museum industry. After graduating, she opted to explore the world of wine, as she has a family history in the wine industry (her father is the co-founder of Tjara Vineyards in the north fork of Long Island). First working at Elliott Bay Distributing and now at Full Pull Wines, Halle is eager to continue educating herself in everything that is wine. When she is not working at Full Pull, she enjoys hiking, eating copious amounts of ice cream, and Instagramming her cat named Plop.

Jefferson Opulencia

Jefferson Opulencia, Operations Associate, is an 8-year veteran of the wine trade. After taking a break from the wine scene for 2 years, he has joined Full Pull and reunited with Dennis and Pat, with whom he worked at a previous wine gig. Although not much of a drinker, he does love sweet wine.

Press

36 Bottles of Wine

Book cover for 36 Bottles of Wine by Paul Zitarelli

Full Pull owner Paul Zitarelli's first book, "36 Bottles of Wine" was relased on September 18, 2018 and is now available anywhere books are sold.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How does Full Pull choose which wines to offer?

Here at Full Pull, we like to say that we kiss frogs so you don’t have to. Our staff tastes countless wines throughout the year and we offer less than 10% of those wines to our members based on quality, price, and story, among other factors.

What kind of wines do you offer?

The types of wines we offer vary, but we tend to gravitate toward wines that are well priced, tell a story, and taste great. At the moment, about half of the wines we offer are from our home of the Pacific Northwest. You can see all of the wines we’ve previously offered at our offer archive.

How do I get my wines?

You can pick up your wines at our warehouse in Seattle during our open hours, Thursday - Saturday every week. Appointments are required and can be made by logging into your account at fullpullwines.com.

You can also have your wine shipped. Shipping happens during two temperature-safe windows per year, in the spring and fall. You must ship by the 12-bottle case, either a full case of one wine or a mixed case of many wines, and shipping is not included in the price of the wine.

What does FPP mean?

FPP stands for Full Pull Pricing. Part of our job is finding the best pricing we can on the wines we offer. As a Full Pull member, you get access to that pricing. We always include the release price of a wine for comparison.

How do you allocate high-demand/low-supply wines?

We favor breadth over depth, so that everyone gets one bottle before anyone gets two. And our formula for prioritizing allocations includes overall orders, frequency of orders, recency of orders, and list tenure, among other factors.

Is my wine ready for pickup?

To see the status of your wine, please log into your Full Pull account and click the Order History tab. Any order where the status is “Confirmed” means the wine is in the warehouse and ready for pickup during our open hours.

Some of my wine is Confirmed and some is Pending. Why?

With most of our offers, we don't order wine until our list members place orders, and we don't confirm the wine until it arrives in the warehouse. The wines we offer come from many different sources, which means it can take varying amounts of time to arrive. We like to indicate at the bottom of our email offers how long we expect a wine to take to arrive, but it's usually 1-2 weeks.

How long do I have to pick up my wine?

After one year, we will send you an email asking you to pick up your wine. After 18 months, we will reclaim the wine and issue a refund if you request it.

How can I reorder a wine I like?

If you log into your account, you can find a list of wines you have purchased in your Order History tab. You can reorder any wine by clicking the link on the right hand side, under the Reorder column.

Fulfilling reorder requests is not always possible. Sometimes, the wine we offer is limited or allocated, and we always recommend ordering accordingly.

Can I place my order over the phone or through email?

The easiest and fastest way to order wine is through our offers. Simply click the link in the email you’re sent and request the number of bottles you would like. If you need any help submitting an order through our website, please e-mail info@fullpullwines.com for help.

Do you have a phone number I can call?

We pride ourselves in quick responses via e-mail and have no phone number or answering machine available. If you need to talk to a live person please e-mail info@fullpullwines.com and we will get back to you as soon as possible - definitely within 24 hours.

When do you ship wine?

We ship during two temperature-appropriate windows each year, once in Spring (typically March-May) and again in Autumn (typically October-December).

How much does shipping cost?

Exact charges will depend on the shipping location and whether it’s a commercial (cheaper) or residential (pricier) address. But the range per 12-bottle case is generally from $25 (commercial address in Washington state) to $55 (residential address on the east coast).

Why hasn’t my wine shipped yet?

We only automatically ship wine during our open shipping windows, based on the weather in different parts of the country. If you need wine shipped during a different time of year, please e-mail info@fullpullwines.com.

During our open shipping windows, we only ship wine in 12-bottle cases and we do not split up orders. That means if you have 11 bottles, we will not ship your wine until you have a full case. It also means that if you order 18 bottles of one wine, we will not ship your wine until you have ordered enough to fill up the second case.

What if I get a corked bottle?

Corked bottles are an unfortunate aspect of buying and selling wine. We always refund you 100% for a corked bottle; just email info@fullpullwines.com.

What’s your return policy?

We pride ourselves on the wines we offer and want you to be happy with every bottle you purchase from us. We handle all return requests on a case-by-case basis, but in general, we will replace or refund any flawed bottle within the first six months from the day you pick it up or receive it through shipping.

What is Block Wines?

Block Wines is the house winery within Full Pull. We work with winemaker Morgan Lee to create terroir-specific bottlings from some our favorite vineyards in Washington. You can read more about it here.

What is Full Pull & Friends?

Full Pull & Friends is the negociant arm of Full Pull Wines. Working with our long time winery partners, we select juice in barrel or bottle that represents exceptional opportunities for our list members.

Can I purchase La Rata?

La Rata is offered annually exclusively to Full Pull list members. The e-mail offer is sent in the fall and you must already be a Full Pull list member to purchase. This wine is allocated every vintage and is only available during the fall release.