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.


And a new collaborator will join us: a fellow Scythian, ready to explore the little-known viticultural landscape of Southern California. Raj Parr-- we will persist each in our own projects and join forces to make new utterly new wines together, under this very special roof. Come visit us; see what we do. The tasting room will be open this Fall, 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






the winery

The Los Angeles River Company A Society - the scholium project

The Los Angeles River Company
A Society

$1000.00 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?

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








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 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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2016 Babylon tenbrink vineyards - the scholium project

2016 Babylon
tenbrink vineyards

$80.00 each
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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.









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!

2012 babylon tenbrink vineyards - the scholium project

2012 babylon
tenbrink vineyards

$80.00 each
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2013 cena farina vineyards - the scholium project

2013 cena
farina vineyards

$25.00 each
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2014 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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2016 The Sylphs guman vineyard - the scholium project

2016 The Sylphs
guman vineyard

$80.00 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.