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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.

Los Angeles River

This whole section of Los Angeles, adjacent to the river, was planted to grapes from the 1830s to the early 1900s, when the advent of the transcontinental railroad changed everything. Vineyards and orchards were ripped out and replaced with warehouses, all over the banks of the river.

Our mission is two-fold: to return winemaking to the city and to explore the unknown vineyards and growing areas of Southern California. Many of the vineyards are old or represent the traces of a grape growing culture from the birth of state; some are utterly new and fascinating. But all of them represent a world that is not yet known outside of a narrow area. Exploration and celebration. History without nostalgia. Something new and radical, but deeply traditional at once.

Topanga Canyon

The Project has never had a permanent home. Here, we will create a large and substantial home. Here, we will make wine, in the heart of a city, and host lectures, tastings, conferences, cook outs— perhaps dance parties.

Inglewood

We are going to bring Scholium winemaking to a corrugated steel building on the banks of the Los Angeles River.

Our mission is two-fold: to return winemaking to the city and to explore the unknown vineyards and growing areas of Southern California. Many of the vineyards are old or represent the traces of a grape growing culture from the birth of state; some are utterly new and fascinating. But all of them represent a world that is not yet known outside of a narrow area. Exploration and celebration. History without nostalgia. Something new and radical, but deeply traditional at once.

I made sangiovese at Luna in 1999, while working in the cellar under John. I was surrounded by wonderful colleagues who were unstinting in education and encouragement.

Silverlake

Smaller text: The Project has never had a permanent home. Here, we will create a large and substantial home. Here, we will make wine, in the heart of a city, and host lectures, tastings, conferences, cook outs— perhaps dance parties.

  1. Chenin Blanc
  2. Merlot
  3. Sauvignon Blanc
  4. Cinsault
  5. Sangiovese
  6. Syrah

Fancy Numbers

  1. Chenin Blanc
  2. Merlot
    1. Sauvignon Blanc
    2. Cinsault
      1. Sauvignon Blanc
      2. Cinsault
      3. Sangiovese
      4. Syrah
    3. Sangiovese
    4. Syrah
  3. Sauvignon Blanc
  4. Cinsault
  5. Sangiovese
  6. Syrah

Koreatown

Woodland Hills

It is such an exciting moment and our greatest undertaking ever: We are going to bring Scholium winemaking to a 97 year-old corrugated steel building on the banks of the Los Angeles River.

The Scholium Project has never had a permanent home. We now have one mind: and one somehow appropriate to our strange and unconventional project. We do not imagine a functional structure in the country, suited to storing barrels for maturation and equipment during the off-season. We imagine a home in the heart of the city, where will make bring fruit and make wine for all to see—but not just a facility for crushing grapes, but the home for a culture, where we can host lectures, tastings, conferences, cook outs.

In some sense, our mission is distinctly urban, not rural or pastoral: it is about the culture of winemaking. For this reason, the heart of a city is the perfect home.

Malibu

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.

Hollywood

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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