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 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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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.

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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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 20  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.

The harvest was great in 2019-- the trees were super healthy, the Spring rains encouraging, no damage of any kind to the fruit. We harvested on three separate days in October, pressed the olives on each harvest day and then combined all three lots. We have about 100 375 ml bottles available, and one more gallon in a big jug in case anyone wants some large format 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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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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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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