the scholium project Wine Clubs

Scholium Obligants

We will ship you (about) 6 bottles of wine, 4 times per year, for a total of 20 to 24 bottles (depending on the value of the wine). The foundation of your shipments will be the releases of the given year, and, depending on how many wines we release, may also include special trophies from the Library. 
We will of course allow you to cease shipments at any time. 
You will get access to the most precious wines, and you will get a substantial discount on everything in the club. 

The name "Obligant" comes from Biology: a plant, for instance, is said to be DROUGHT OBLIGATE when it is obliged to go through drought circumstances in order to flower or seed. The word is a portmanteau word-- I seem to have conflated tolerant and obligate. The members of this club are similarly dependent upon receiving and consuming Scholium wine.


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$1000 per year; $250 per individual shipment. We will also bill you $25 for ground shipping for each shipment; cold chain in the summer, and overnight (always) in California.


We will bill you $250 in advance of each quarterly shipment, for a total of $1000 per year. You will not be charged anything right now- but you are now a member of the Obligants. 
In addition to your club shipments, you may order any individual bottles of any wine as long as they are available, and we will sell them to you at a 15% discount.



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The Los Angeles River Wine Society

We have a new home. In 6600 square foot corrugated steel cathedral that dates to 1912, on the edge of the Los Angeles River. The space is kind of other-worldly: towering ceilings, skylights and windows on three sides, a mysterious two-level platform that gets you into the sky, even while you are inside. We will make all of our wine here, and we will receive you as guests for tastings. We have set our sights way beyond a tasting room. We will have a full kitchen for special dinners and parties. We will host guest chefs and winemakers, art openings, photo shoots, seminars, and conferences, symposia.

The winery will be constituted as a society, with special privileges accorded to members of the society. The members will have priority access to tastings, openings and other such events. Some activities will be open only to members: barrel tastings, tutored tastings and, most of all, access to renting the space for your own events.
You may join the Society here and now.
The cost is $1000 per year, and comes with an open door and 2 cases of wine, delivered wherever you want.

If you are already an Obligant, you will be grandfathered in and I will explain everything to you!

The wines will be bottled and ship in the Spring of 2020— the first wines that we will make here.


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$1000 per year; billed annually


Exclusive access to all special events: barrel tastings, lectures, guest chef dinners, release parties, symposia. Also exclusive access to renting the facility.



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