PRESS RELEASE: L’Ecole Nº 41 Named Top 100 Winery of the Year by Wine & Spirits Magazine for the 17th Time

17 Awards - Premier Cru Winery - Wine & Spirits Top 100 Winery

17 Awards – Premier Cru Winery – Wine and Spirits Top 100 Winery

WALLA WALLA, WA (August 17, 2023) – L’Ecole Nº 41, one of the Walla Walla Valley’s founding wineries, has been recognized by Wine & Spirits Magazine as a Top 100 Winery of the Year for the 17th time.

Only 16 wineries, including L’Ecole, have been named to this prestigious list 17 or more times. Wine & Spirits’ editors taste thousands of wines from around the world to develop their Top 100 list of the year’s best wineries based on overall performance. L’Ecole is credited as a “Premier Cru Winery” with this number of awards.

“We are honored to receive this award for the 17th time. It speaks to the quality and consistency that we strive to achieve, vintage after vintage, for 40 years now,” says Marty Clubb, Owner and Managing Winemaker. “We have so much to celebrate and be thankful for including our 40th anniversary, this award, our Woodinville location turning a year old, and just last weekend at the Auction of Washington Wines, we raised more than $100,000 for our lot with the Seattle Seahawks “Where World Champions are Made” benefiting Seattle Children’s and other great causes!”

L’Ecole will participate in the Wine & Spirits Top 100 Tastings in San Francisco and New York City. These events recognize the year’s Top 100 recipients pouring their wines alongside food offered by each city’s top restaurants. L’Ecole will show their Bordeaux-style blends from their two estate vineyards: 2020 Ferguson, Estate Ferguson Vineyard, and 2020 Perigee, Estate Seven Hills Vineyard, which received 95 points and 92 points respectively from Wine & Spirits.


About L’Ecole Nº 41
Housed in the historic Frenchtown schoolhouse depicted on its label, L’Ecole No 41 has earned international acclaim for producing expressive, distinctive wines that reflect the unmistakable typicity of Washington State and the unique terroir of their Walla Walla Valley estate vineyards. Founded in 1983, L’Ecole No 41 celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. In addition to Clubb, his wife, Megan, and their children, Riley Clubb and Rebecca Olson, are also co-owners and serve on the L’Ecole No 41 Board of Directors. For more information, please visit www.lecole.com.

About Wine & Spirits Magazine
Founded in 1982, Wine & Spirits is published four times a year in print, with 24 online Regional Tasting Reports, and read by over 200,000 members of America’s wine community. Consumers and wine professionals read the magazine for information on established and up-and-coming regions and producers, the art and science of viticulture, industry happenings, and food and wine pairing. Wine & Spirits, the only wine publication to win the James Beard award five times for excellence in wine writing, evaluates more than 15,000 bottlings every year.

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Media Contact: Ben Dimitri, Marketing Manager ben@lecole.com 509.525.0940
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Editor’s Note: High-resolution photos available on request

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Best Bordeaux Blend in the World 2011 Estate Ferguson Decanter Wine Awards logo
Best Bordeaux Blend in the World 2013 Estate Ferguson 2016 Six Nations Wine Challenge logo
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