40th Anniversary Original Label Coloring Contest


When our Founders, Jean and Baker Ferguson, established the winery in 1983, they held an art contest among the elementary school children in the extended family, hoping for a wine label image. The winner was 8-year-old, third-grade cousin Ryan Campbell for his whimsical watercolor rendition of our schoolhouse which became L’Ecole’s first iconic wine label.

In celebration of our 40th Anniversary, we thought it would be fun to honor this history and hold another coloring contest…for you!!

We took our original label and created the coloring sheet and now it is your turn to have fun coloring! There are some exciting prizes in store for the winners.

Two categories for you to enter and win:

  • Old School – Closest to Original: Channel the child in you and see how close you can get to the original painting
  • New School – Most Creative: You know the feeling as a kid when you opened a new box of crayons, you could feel the excitement and imagination bubbling up inside of you. Time to feel that way again and let your color creativity run free!

Click here to download the coloring sheet: Old Label 40th Anniversary Coloring Sheet

Contest Rules:

  • Prizes:
    • 1st prize: Wine production tour & tasting for 4 + L’Ecole logo merch
    • 2nd prize: L’Ecole logo merch gift basket
  • Open to participants 21 and older
  • Contest ends: July 31, 2023
  • How to Enter:  Download and print the coloring page or stop by one of our locations (Our Historic Schoolhouse, Heritage Wine Bar, or L’Ecole Woodinville)
    • Post a picture of artwork tagging @lecole41 on Facebook or Instagram or email a picture of the artwork to marketing@lecole.com
    • L’Ecole staff will choose the top entries in each category which will be posted to Facebook/Instagram on August 17.  The winners will be selected by fan voting the following weekend. Winners will be announced on August 21.
  • Rights and Permissions: Participants grant the winery permission to use their entries for promotional purposes, such as sharing on social media or displaying at the winery.

Fun Facts about the original label artwork:

40th Anniversary Red Wine Label

40th Anniversary Red Wine Label









Ryan Campbell, original label the contest winner

The $100 prize went to 8-year-old, third-grade cousin Ryan Campbell.  His watercolor rendition was pictured on L’Ecole wine labels during our first 25 years of winemaking.





Thank you note from Ryan, the contest winner


What did Ryan do with the prize? He got a new bike, “silver and black, mostly silver.” See his thank you card to Jean and Baker.






Baker Ferguson's tractor from original label

Baker Ferguson's tractor

The tractor featured in the label was the same tractor pictured here which served as the winery’s first forklift hauling fruit and barrels around.






Hot Air Balloon from original label

Each year, Walla Walla hosts a Walla Walla Balloon Stampede, bringing hot air balloonists from all over. This event was captured in the artwork with the balloon being a cluster of wine grapes!






40th Anniversary Red Wine LabelP.S. – Need a little help getting the creative juices flowing?

Enjoy our 2020 40th Anniversary Red Wine, Walla Walla Valley with a nod to our original label! This stunning Right Bank-style blend of 50% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 20% Cabernet Franc is sure to help you channel your playful side as you color. If you haven’t secured your bottles yet, now is a great time to do so while supplies last! Click here to order now.

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