Scholium Project

Who we are


I am the winemkaker.

For a long time, I did everything by myself, but then I realized that I needed the help of brilliant friends to succeed. I still do much alone, especially in the realm furthest from the winery and vineyards.

But now—whether it is in pruning Guman or doing midnight punchdowns on the Chuy Cab, I am assisted at every turn, in every aspect of the endeavor, by dear friends and colleagues, and by generations of fascinating interns.

brenna and alex harvesting pergamos
alex and brenna harvesting Pergamos merlot at Van der Kous

I depend utterly on these friends and colleagues. Alex and Brenna and I have worked together for two harvests. We are a team, and I now make much better wine than I did alone. It is wonderful.

My friend Niko did a really great video that helps the capture what we are doing, both in principle and in action. You may see it here.