Acclaim & Accolades

Marty Clubb has built L’Ecole N° 41 into one of Walla Walla’s flagships…making wines that represent the region, the wines that signify Walla Walla.
–Patrick Comiskey, Wine & Spirits Magazine

2017 World Wine Awards

95 Gold – 2014 Estate Perigee – Seven Hills Vineyard – Walla Walla Valley

93 Silver – 2014 Apogee – Pepper Bridge Vineyard – Walla Walla Valley

90 Silver – 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon – Walla Walla Valley

90 Silver – 2014 Estate Ferguson – Ferguson Vineyard – Walla Walla Valley

2016 World Wine Awards

95 Gold – 2013 Estate Perigee – Seven Hills Vineyard – Walla Walla Valley

92 Silver – 2013 Estate Ferguson – Ferguson Vineyard – Walla Walla Valley

2014 World Wine Awards

International Trophy Best in Show Bordeaux Varietals over £15 – 2011 Estate Ferguson – Ferguson Vineyard – Walla Walla Valley

Silver – 2011 Estate Perigee – Seven Hills Vineyard – Walla Walla Valley

Wine Enthusiast Top 100 Wines of the Year

Top 100 Best Buy 2016 – 2015 Chenin Blanc – Old Vines – Columbia Valley

Top 100 Best Buys 2013 – 2012 Semillon – Columbia Valley

Top 100 Wines of the Year 2011 Cellar Selections – 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon – Walla Walla Valley

Top 100 Wines of the Year 2005 – 2003 Semillon – Fries Vineyard

Top 100 Wines of the Year 2001 – 1999 Estate Semillon – Seven Hills Vineyard

Six Nations Wine Challenge

2013 Estate Ferguson awarded the International Trophy for Best New World Bordeaux Blend in Sydney, Australia

“Winemakers Marty Clubb and Mike Sharon (Mike joined the estate in 2006) continue to keep this Walla Walla based estate firing on all cylinders, and they’re a great reference point for the State of Washington…the lineup is stacked with quality and value.”

-Jeb Dunnuck, June 2017

Wine Spectator Top 100 Wines of the Year

Top 100 Wines of the Year 2013 – 2010 Syrah – Columbia Valley

Top 100 Wines of the Year 2011 – 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon – Walla Walla Valley

Top 100 Wines of the Year 2003 – 2001 Estate Syrah – Seven Hills Vineyard

Top 100 Wines of the Year 2002 – 1999 Cabernet Sauvignon – Columbia Valley

Top 100 Wines of the Year 2001 – 1998 Cabernet Sauvignon – Columbia Valley

Wine & Spirits Winery of the Year

L’Ecole has garnered national and international press over the years for producing superior quality wines. One of which we are most proud, being honored fourteen consecutive years by Wine & Spirits Magazine as Winery of the Year, and becoming the second Washington winery inducted into its prestigious Hall of Fame.

2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002

Wine & Spirits Top 100 Wines

Top 100 Values of the Year 2017 – 2015 Semillon · Columbia Valley

Top 100 Values of the Year 2017 – 2015 Chenin Blanc Old Vines · Columbia Valley

Top 100 Values of the Year 2016 – 2014 Semillon · Columbia Valley

Top 100 Values of the Year 2016 – 2014 Chenin Blanc Old Vines · Columbia Valley

Top 100 Best Buys of the Year 2014 – 2013 Semillon · Columbia Valley

Top 100 Best Buys of the Year 2014 – 2013 Chenin Blanc Old Vines · Columbia Valley

Top 100 Values of the Year 2013 – 2012 Semillon · Columbia Valley

Top 100 Values of the Year 2013 – 2012 Chenin Blanc Old Vines · Columbia Valley

Top 100 Wines of the Year 2005 – 2002 Estate Perigee · Seven Hills Vineyard

Top 100 Wines of the Year 2004 – 2001 Apogee · Pepper Bridge Vineyard

Top 12 Merlots of the Year 2004 – 2001 Estate Merlot · Seven Hills Vineyard

Top 100 Wines of the Year 2003 – 2000 Cabernet Sauvignon · Walla Walla Valley

Top 100 Wines of the Year 2002 – 1999 Estate Merlot · Seven Hills Vineyard

“One of 10 Great Vineyards of the World”

Estate Seven Hills Vineyard – Wine & Sprits Magazine – Fall 2004

L’Ecole regarded as a leading Walla Walla Valley winery

“Marty Clubb has built L’Ecole N° 41 into one of Walla Walla’s flagships…making wines that represent the region, the wines that signify Walla Walla.

-Patrick Comiskey,
Wine & Spirits Magazine

Best Washington State Wineries to Visit

One of Walla Walla’s first wineries, this family-owned venture situated in a 1915 schoolhouse remains one of the region’s—and the state’s—standard bearers. L’Ecole has had successes across its line, but is probably best known for Bordeaux-style reds and arguably America’s best Semillon….

-Richard Nalley, March 1, 2016

Best Tasting Room

“The tasting staff walks visitors through L’Ecole’s prize-winning lineup without pretense, a modest approach that’s refreshing.” 

Winery of the Year 2004

Region:  Pacific Northwest

L’Ecole regarded for wines of consistent quality

“…what has been proven beyond a doubt is that anyone who values tradition, continuity, and a track record of excellence, will eventually find their way to L’Ecole’s wines.  A lot of wineries succeed at making a few barrels of something good in their first or second vintage.  The real challenge is to make consistently fine wine, over many years and vintages, across a wide number of varietals and blends.”

Paul Gregutt,
author, wine critic, columnist,
Wine Enthusiast Magazine, Seattle Times

L’Ecole regarded internationally as a leading producer of Semillon

“…Semillon also has a relatively significant presence in Washington, where it often displays grassy, Sauvignon-like aromas, but is taken seriously by the likes of L’Ecole N° 41.”

– Jancis Robinson,
The Oxford Companion to Wine

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