Welcome to the scholium project

It is an amazing time: We have established a new home, in a certain sense our first, on the edge of the Los Angeles River.  We are have been nomads for so long-- winemakers working within others' walls; Scythians on trackless steppes, with our world on backs. Now, we have our own abode-- but not in the country, not in the midst of vines. In a corrugated steel cathedral, in the historic grape-growing and winemaking district of a great city. A return, and an amazing new beginning. A rebirth in the city.


Come visit us; see what we do. The tasting room will be open in the Spring, once the permits come through. But you may reach out to us and schedule a tour; get here at the beginning. We will make our space a special home for our friends and supporters. Tastings will all be by appointment; many special activities will be offered: lectures, symposia, guest chefs hosting small dinners. To gain entrance to these events, you must become a member of the winery. You have come to the right place.



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Wine






fragments of the LIbrary of Babel

It is the beginning of December. I have brought two shipments of uncatalogued Library wines from Napa to the winery in LA. We have just finished inventorying them and entering them in our store. Here they are for you. Many of them exist in quantities of one; don't be discouraged if you see sold out bottles.
And we have brought our shipping in house, for more control and expedition. The first shipments will go out at the end of the day on Friday December 4; the weekend orders will go out on Monday December 7; and we will stay current after that.

2013 FTP  - the scholium project

2013 FTP

$25.00 each
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2013 the sylphs guman vineyards - the scholium project

2013 the sylphs
guman vineyards

$50.00 each
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2013 cena farina vineyards - the scholium project

2013 cena
farina vineyards

$25.00 each
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2014 polupous  - the scholium project

2014 polupous

$25.00 each
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2015 Blowout Sparking Wine  - the scholium project

2015 Blowout Sparking Wine

$20.00 each
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2015 FTP kirschenmann ranch - the scholium project

2015 FTP
kirschenmann ranch

$25.00 each
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2013 Pasiphae  - the scholium project

2013 Pasiphae

$25.00 each
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2016 la severita di bruto farina vineyards - the scholium project

2016 la severita di bruto
farina vineyards

$25.00 each
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2017 1MN bechtold ranch - the scholium project

2017 1MN
bechtold ranch

$25.00 each
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La Géante an esoteric multi-vintage white blend - the scholium project

La Géante
an esoteric multi-vintage white blend

$20.00 each
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2005 Satrapies
Red Wine

$25.00 each
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2017 FTP-Z kirschenmann ranch - the scholium project

2017 FTP-Z
kirschenmann ranch

$25.00 each
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2016 FTPZ kirschemann ranch - the scholium project

2016 FTPZ
kirschemann ranch

$25.00 each
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2017 la severita di bruto farina vineyards - the scholium project

2017 la severita di bruto
farina vineyards

$25.00 each
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2017 Rhododactylos bechtold ranch - the scholium project

2017 Rhododactylos
bechtold ranch

$25.00 each
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2004 Scythia

$50.00 each
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2009 chuy cab

$50.00 each
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2011 Chuy red

$50.00 each
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2017 the prince in his caves

$50.00 each
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2014 The Sylphs

$50.00 each
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2017 la severita di bruto farina vineyards - the scholium project

2017 la severita di bruto
farina vineyards

$25.00 each
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2007 Riquewihr  - the scholium project

2007 Riquewihr

$15.00 each
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2016 Rhodo

$25.00 each
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2017 1MN

$25.00 each
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olive oils

For years, we have made a few gallons of superb and super-fresh olive oil from olives planted and dry-farmed by the Tenbrinks around their winery in Suisun Valley. There is something really special about the very dry growing conditions, the careful farming, and the 7 varieties of olives planted by the Tenbrinks.
 

We have decided to focus on freshness in our oil-- on something analogous to the acidity and florality in Riesling. So we harvest early and press the olives right away. The result is an oil  deeply and brightly green in color. There is no bitterness or unripeness. It is truly not like any other oil.

I just brought the last 10 gallons down to Los Angeles from the Tenbrinks. We have a few more bottles to offer.








The 2020 Wines of the Los Angeles River Wine Company

The Los Angeles Wines of 2020: the second release 12 bottles sold as futures to fund harvest - the scholium project

The Los Angeles Wines of 2020: the second release
12 bottles sold as futures to fund harvest

$500.00 each
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2019 FTPC-C kirschenmann ranch - the scholium project

2019 FTPC-C
kirschenmann ranch

$50.00 each
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tastings!

[I am steadfastly keeping this somewhat out-of-date description on the site. Preserving traces of our exuberant innocence.]

As often as possible, we host you. We pour wines. Rarely ours alone. How can we welcome you without the presence of our friends?

Some tastings are dinners. Some tastings are actually dance parties. Read carefully.








Become an Obligant!

new obz 2 bottle shipment 1

$60.00 each
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new obz 4 bottle shipment 1

$110.00 each
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new obz 6 bottle shipment 1

$150.00 each
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new obz 3 bottle shipment 1

$72.00 each
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