Producer Profile

Scythian Wine Co.

Scythian Wine Co., spearheaded by former sommelier turned vigneron Raj Parr, is a fresh endeavor spotlighting the almost forgotten viticultural legacy of Los Angeles. Prior to Prohibition, the city stood as the focal point of California's wine industry, renowned for producing exceptional wines from grape varieties such as Palomino, Mission, Garnacha Tintorera, and Zinfandel, all nurtured in sandy soils. Despite the challenges, a handful of these original, dry-farmed vineyards persist, largely thanks to the Galleano family's diligent stewardship. Collaborating with a select group, Raj Parr embarked on the journey of exploring and reviving some of the most intriguing parcels of these historic vines in 2019.

Where The Wines Come From

Southern California

In Southern California, the natural wine scene thrives amidst the sun-kissed landscapes and laid-back coastal vibes. Winemakers in this region embrace a free-spirited approach to viticulture, cultivating grapes with a deep respect for the land and a commitment to sustainable practices. From the rolling hills of Santa Barbara to the sun-drenched valleys of Temecula, diverse microclimates give rise to a plethora of grape varieties, each expressing its own unique character and sense of place. Natural wines from Southern California are characterized by their vibrant fruit flavors, balanced acidity, and a lively energy that reflects the warmth of the climate and the vitality of the vineyards. With a focus on minimal intervention in the cellar, these wines showcase the purest essence of the grape, inviting enthusiasts to experience the true taste of the Golden State's winemaking renaissance.