WALLA WALLA, WA – L’Ecole N° 41, one of the Walla Walla Valley’s founding wineries, has announced that Wine & Spirits Magazine has recognized it as a Top 100 Winery of the Year for 2022. This is the sixteenth time the winery has received this recognition.
Each year, Wine & Spirits designates its Top 100 Wineries of the World. The magazine’s editors taste many thousand wines from around the world to develop a list of the year’s best wineries based on overall performance. Only 18 wineries including L’Ecole, have been named to this prestigious list 16 times.
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: 2019 Ferguson, Estate Ferguson Vineyard and 2019 Perigee, Estate Seven Hills Vineyard, both of which received 94 points from Wine & Spirits. Patrick J. Comiskey, Wine & Spirits Senior Correspondent, has referred to Perigee as “a winery statement through the lens of a single vineyard” and referred to it as “iconic, a definitive expression of Walla Walla’s terroir …”
“This is an extraordinary honor for L’Ecole especially given it comes on the cusp of our 40th harvest as a winery,” says Marty Clubb, Owner and Managing Winemaker. “We strive for high-quality, expressive wines, vintage after vintage. Honors like this Top 100 award affirm our efforts and speak to the excellence of Walla Walla Valley, and to the commitment of our family, winery team, vineyard crew, and growers.”
About L’Ecole No 41
Housed in the historic Frenchtown schoolhouse depicted on its label, L’Ecole 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 celebrates its 40th harvest this fall. In addition to Clubb, his wife Megan Clubb and their children Riley Clubb and Rebecca Olson are also co-owners and serve on L’Ecole’s Board of Directors.
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.