Scholium Project

In 1998, Abe took a sabbatical from St. John’s College, where he had been teaching for nine years, and began an intership at Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars. While he was there, he met John Kongsgaard, whose son and daughter were both on the verge of college and interested in St. John’s. He had no intention of ever even learning how to make wine, but John seemed to have a wisdom between Socrates’ and Merlin’s, and it was hard for Abe to want to become his student. Even at this point, making wine was not on his mind. He wanted to learn about growing grapes, and making picking decisions. What happened after that would be in someone else’s hands…