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Since the late ’90’s Thomas Brown had been making a number of his clients wines at a somewhat dated facility on Howell Mountain. Around 2010, he and Frank Dotzler (Outpost) along with Mark Pulido and Donna Walker (Pulido-Walker) decided to look for land in Napa Valley to build a new, state of the art facility to replace what was becoming a cumbersome work environment. In 2013 they purchased 21 acres just north of Crystal Springs Road on the border between St. Helena and Calistoga, built what was to become the Mending Wall winery and opened in 2015. While developing vineyards on the property that will become Estate wines, Mending Wall was launched by offering five wines sourced from top, Napa Valley vineyards like Tofanelli, Palisades, Tournahu, and Oakville Ranch. The name Mending Wall is taken from the title of a Robert Frost poem that talks about being good neighbors and what it takes to maintain these relationships.