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70% Estate Seven Hills Vineyard
30% Pepper Bridge Vineyard
L'Érudite is a blend of the most distinguished blocks of our Estate Seven Hills Vineyard and Pepper Bridge Vineyard, two of the most prestigious vineyards in the Walla Walla Valley.
Whitman College's first academic building, College Hall, was constructed in 1883 on land donated by Dr. Dorsey Syng Baker. One hundred years later, Dr. Baker's great grandson and Whitman alumnus, Baker Ferguson, founded one of the Walla Walla Valley's pioneering, artisan wineries - L’Ecole N° 41.
Six generations of Dr. Baker's heirs graduated from Whitman. They include Ferguson's daughter Megan Clubb and grandson Riley Baker Clubb, current family owners of L'Ecole who collaborated on naming this wine. They chose L'Erudite "The Scholar" to honor Whitman College and its legacy of broad liberal arts education.
L’Ecole N° 41 is proud to contribute 100% of the profits of this Walla Walla Valley wine to Whitman College