Working closely with owner Kathy Dotzler, Jessie Whitesides of Asquared Studios sought to materialize the vision and inspiration that Kathy developed for the Mending Wall tasting experience. The tasting room is finished with stained concrete floors, textured venetian plaster walls, a multi-tonal rough-sawn wood ceiling and feature walls, and blackened steel counter tops and finish details, creating a contemporary yet rustic tasting room experience. One might say it is rustic chic with a touch of steam punk.
The building was designed to suggest an historical precedence of early Californian Agricultural Architecture. Mending Wall Winery is strategically nestled into the surrounding vineyards and maintains a low lying perspective on its surroundings. The building materials are sustainable, subtle, and are of a well
known vernacular to this agricultural area. They include rough-sawn plywood formed concrete stemwalls, a galvalume corrugated metal siding, and an earth tone corrugated metal roof, providing a environmentally superior “cool roof” and to minimize visibility for homes on surrounding hillsides. The barn style doors and lighting further complement the agricultural architecture. The native landscaping elements seek to compliment the building, and enhance the view from Silverado Trail.
Tastings are by appointment and are held either inside the tasting room or in the covered outdoor tasting areas. The tasting room is open, airy, and is lined with a series of doors and windows which bring in plenty of natural light.
To schedule a tasting appointment visit: www.mendingwall.com
Mending Wall Winery
3730 Silverado Trail, St. Helena, CA 94575