“Embodying a Tradition of Excellence. A distinguished third-generation, family-owned artisan winery.”
Situated within the historic Frenchtown School, featured on its label, is L’Ecole N° 41. This third-generation, family-owned, artisan winery has carved out its own niche in the wine world since its founding in 1983. As the third winery to be established in Walla Walla Valley, it has emerged as one of the region’s most prominent wineries, securing both national and international distribution.
L’Ecole N° 41 has dedicated itself to producing ultra-premium, distinctive wines that truly reflect the unique terroir of their Walla Walla Valley vineyards and the unmistakable typicity of Washington State. It is actively involved in every step of winemaking, from vine to bottle. Each bottle is handcrafted, demonstrating a commitment to quality that begins in the vineyards and extends into the winery.
The winery’s dedication to quality is supported by more than three decades of winemaking experience, continuous investments in their Walla Walla Estate Ferguson and Seven Hills Vineyards, and enduring relationships with some of the most notable vineyards across Washington State. These components are fundamental to the winery’s esteemed reputation for consistency and quality across its extensive wine portfolio.
In the present day, L’Ecole N° 41 leads in sustainable farming practices in the Walla Walla Valley. This commitment to sustainability is evident in their Estate Ferguson and Estate Seven Hills Vineyards, both of which are certified sustainable and Salmon Safe.
Over the years, L’Ecole N° 41 has amassed a reputation as one of Washington State’s most honored wineries. Its dedication to producing superior wines has won it many national and international accolades. It proudly stands as a ‘Top 100 Winery of the Year’ according to Wine & Spirits Magazine, a distinction it has achieved sixteen times. Moreover, in 2014, Decanter awarded its 2011 Estate Ferguson the International Trophy for the Best Bordeaux Blend in the World. This was followed by the 2013 Ferguson receiving the International Trophy for the Best New World Bordeaux Blend from the Six Nations Wine Challenge in 2016. In 2022, the 2019 Estate Perigee was declared the Best New World Bordeaux Blend at the Global Fine Wine Challenge. This exceptional track record is a testament to L’Ecole N° 41’s tradition of excellence.