Welcome to the scholium project

We are small. Our hands, our feet, our minds are in the wine. We make wine from vineyards that are distinguished sometimes by being ignored. Our wine often does not resemble other wines, but we are not renegades. We are students. Our projects are not always experiments-- sometimes we know what we are doing--but they are always acts of emulation, looking up at the work of others we admire.


We have just embarked on an amazing project: to create a winery in the middle of a city. With this new home, we will return winemaking to the banks of the Los Angeles River. 

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Wine






Magic Bottling in Los Angeles!

I had this idea last year, in the cold, dim, wasteland of early February, to abandon the usual machine-bottling of our Spring Release, and, instead, to get some friends together and bottle a few bottles by hand. The old-fashioned way.  We did it and it was wonderful.

We are doing the same thing this year, but in an utterly new venue. We are going to truck the wine down to Los Angeles and bottle there. And if everything goes very well indeed, this will happen in our new home.

We will bottle 138 bottles each of nine wines, label and number them by hand. None of these wines will go into commercial release.

Bottling day is April 9. We will begin shipping immediately afterwards.

the whole magic bottling in Los Angeles 12 bottles, all by hand - the scholium project

the whole magic bottling in Los Angeles
12 bottles, all by hand

$600.00 each
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the double magic bottling in Los Angeles 24 bottles, all by hand - the scholium project

the double magic bottling in Los Angeles
24 bottles, all by hand

$1100.00 each
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2018 FTPC-C kirschenmann ranch - the scholium project

2018 FTPC-C
kirschenmann ranch

$50.00 each
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2017 The Sylphs guman vineyard - the scholium project

2017 The Sylphs
guman vineyard

$80.00 each
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NV La Géante Edition No.2 a white blend from solera - the scholium project

NV La Géante Edition No.2
a white blend from solera

$50.00 each
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2018 The Prince in his Caves farina vineyards - the scholium project

2018 The Prince in his Caves
farina vineyards

$50.00 each
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2018 Rhododactylos bechtold ranch - the scholium project

2018 Rhododactylos
bechtold ranch

$50.00 each
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2018 FTP-Z kirschenmann ranch - the scholium project

2018 FTP-Z
kirschenmann ranch

$50.00 each
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2018 1MN bechtold ranch - the scholium project

2018 1MN
bechtold ranch

$50.00 each
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2017 Bunker Archaeology a mysterious and deeply rooted red wine - the scholium project

2017 Bunker Archaeology
a mysterious and deeply rooted red wine

$100.00 each
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2016 Babylon tenbrink vineyards - the scholium project

2016 Babylon
tenbrink vineyards

$80.00 each
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tastings!

As often as possible, we host you. We pour wines. Rarely ours alone. How can we welcome you without the presence of our friends?
Soon, we should have a more permanent place to receive you.

We have one tasting scheduled at the moment in Los Angeles. I am working on another in NYC very soon.








olive oils

We make a few gallons of superb and super fresh olive oil from the 20 or so varieties of olives planted and dry-farmed by the Tenbrinks around the winery.
 
We have decided to focus on freshness in our oil-- on something analogous to the acidity and florality in Riesling. 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.

We offer free shipping  on 2 or more bottles.









the winery

I am a founder Crowdfunding Support for the New Scholium Winery in Los Angeles - the scholium project

I am a founder
Crowdfunding Support for the New Scholium Winery in Los Angeles

$2000.00 each
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I am a founder-- one half portion Crowdfunding Support for the New Scholium Winery in Los Angeles - the scholium project

I am a founder-- one half portion
Crowdfunding Support for the New Scholium Winery in Los Angeles

$1000.00 each
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fragments of the LIbrary of Babel

We have a small number of bottles scattered over a large number of wines sitting idle and unheralded at our shipper's warehouse. 41 different wines; 2 or 3 bottles of most, a couple cases of a few. They are stranded, left over from a hundred other offerings. You may rescue them here. To reward you for your magnanimity, we have slashed the prices radically on some, modestly on others, but they are all reduced. Please help us find them homes!

2014 FTP 2014 FTP Kirschenmann Ranch White Wine - the scholium project

2014 FTP
2014 FTP Kirschenmann Ranch White Wine

$24.00 each
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2014 Michael Faraday MIchael Mara Vineyard - the scholium project

2014 Michael Faraday
MIchael Mara Vineyard

$36.00 each
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2014 polupous antle vineyard - the scholium project

2014 polupous
antle vineyard

$50.00 each
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2014 Sylphs
Guman Vineyard White Wine

$80.00 each
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2015 FTP Kirshenmann Vineyard - the scholium project

2015 FTP
Kirshenmann Vineyard

$18.00 each
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2016 FTPC Kirshenmann Ranch white wine - the scholium project

2016 FTPC
Kirshenmann Ranch white wine

$36.00 each
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2015 La Severita di Bruto Farina Vineyards White Wine - the scholium project

2015 La Severita di Bruto
Farina Vineyards White Wine

$36.00 each
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stuart gift box  - the scholium project

stuart gift box

$200.00 each
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La Géante an esoteric multi-vintage white blend - the scholium project

La Géante
an esoteric multi-vintage white blend

$36.00 each
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Méthode Futuriste Sparkling Wines

We have accomplished the daring and difficult Futurist aim of forcing bubbles into still wine. Blowout is all about speed, anticipation, audacity: it is a Sparkling Wine bottled and released only months after harvest and fermentation. There is no patience in the making-- or consumption-- of Blowout.

The pure velocity of Blowout does not mean that it is made with any less care or thought than our other wines. Like our best wines, it hails from a single vineyard, one of the most celebrated: Lost Slough in the cool Sacramento River Delta. We harvested Lourreiro, Grüner, and Verdelho in August of 2015, pressed and fermented them together, and then, with all of the speed of Futurism, began bottling the wine in November. It is now ready, without any maturation and full of irrepressible energy, to delight you.
I regret that the Rose is sold out.