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About L'Ecole No 41

L’Ecole N° 41 is a second generation, family-owned artisan winery located in the historic Frenchtown School depicted on our label. Founded in 1983, we are the third oldest winery in the Walla Walla Valley.

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L’Ecole N° 41 is a second generation, family-owned artisan winery located in the historic Frenchtown School depicted on our label. Founded in 1983, we are the third oldest winery in the Walla Walla Valley. We have become one of the most prominent and visible Walla Walla Valley wineries with national and international distribution.

As a traditional brick and mortar winery, we are engaged in growing and making 100% of our wines. Our focus is on terroir-driven, distinctive, and expressive wines. This is achieved by our over thirty years of winemaking experience combined with dedicated, long-term relationships with some of the oldest and most proven vineyards in the Walla Walla and Columbia Valleys.

Today we are at the forefront of sustainable farming in the Walla Walla Valley, notably with our Estate Ferguson and Estate Seven Hills vineyards. All of our Walla Walla Valley wines are made from grapes sourced from vineyards which are certified sustainable and Salmon Safe. L’Ecole has garnered national and international accolades over the years for producing superior quality wines. One of which we are most proud, being honored thirteen consecutive years by Wine & Spirits Magazine as Winery of the Year, and becoming the second Washington winery inducted into its prestigious Hall of Fame.

Notable Features

  • Architectural Appeal
  • Family Owned
  • Historic Building
Varietals Offered

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • Cabernet Franc
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Chardonnay
  • Chenin Blanc
  • Grenache
  • Merlot
  • Red Table Wine
  • Rosé
  • Semillon
  • Syrah
Average Score from CellarPass VisitorsMy BFF
Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Wende W. Member Since 8/21/2018My BFF
Walking Tour & Tasting on 9/13/18 2:00 PM

Enjoyed the personal tour and was pleased we were able to see the grapes being harvested. Purchased 2 bottles of wine to enjoy at home.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Michael K. Member Since 8/13/2018My Frenemy
Walking Tour & Tasting on 8/30/18 11:00 AM

We arrived to find ourselves part of a large group led around by a young and inarticulate guide. Different wines were poured into the same glass as we went from room to room. I prefer tasting several wines side by side with time and space to compare and appreciate them. At L’Ecole I felt as if I was at Disney, Walla Walla. Very touristy!

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 1/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 2/5
Maryke L. Member Since 8/6/2018My BFF
Walking Tour & Tasting on 8/18/18 2:00 PM

We were greeted warmly and offered a taste of wine immediately while we waited for the other 4 people in our tour.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 4/5
Charles B. Member Since 8/7/2018My BFF
Walking Tour & Tasting on 8/11/18 2:00 PM

Great tour..very knowledgeable and patient with our limitless questions. We were never rushed and always allowed to finish tastings before the next pour. One of best tour experiences we have ever had.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Jennifer E. Member Since 5/26/2018My Boss
Reserve Tour & Tasting on 6/29/18 3:00 PM

What a great experience! Not only was the wine spectacular, but the gentleman giving the tour was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. It was interesting to learn about the history of the school house/architecture as well as see the oak barrels and where the wine is stored. Well worth the money!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kathy D. Member Since 6/8/2018My BFF
Reserve Tour & Tasting on 6/22/18 3:00 PM

Ben, our tour leader, was a natural and knowledgeable guide--it is clear that he loves his job and his enthusiasm is contagious. We can highly recommend the Reserve Tour & Tasting and we loved the schoolhouse. The quality of the wines exceeded our expectations (there will be a lovely package from L'Ecole arriving on our doorstep this fall--yay!) .

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jackie M. Member Since 10/18/2017My BFF
Walking Tour & Tasting on 10/21/17 11:00 AM

The wine was wonderful and the experience of seeing the school was so fun. We got lots of good information and so enjoyed our tour.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lex S. Member Since 1/22/2017My BFF
Walking Tour & Tasting on 9/07/17 11:00 AM

Our host, Ben was outstanding in hospitality. We received several acknowledgments to out appointment and he took us through the Walking tour. The hospitality, wine and setting were all excellent. We especially liked the Apogée from Pepper Bridge Vineyard.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Sarah H. Member Since 7/3/2017My BFF
Walking Tour & Tasting on 8/31/17 11:00 AM

We had an amazing experience at L'Ecole No 41! It was our first stop on our Walla Walla tour and a great introduction to wines in the area. Chris was our tourguide and was incredibly knowledgeable. He answered all our questions and shared great info about the history of the winery and the area. We would say this is a must stop when exploring Washington wine country.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Charlene T. Member Since 7/2/2017My BFF
Walking Tour & Tasting on 7/20/17 2:00 PM

We enjoyed our tour, it was very informative, the Wine tastings were enjoyable and our hosts was excellent. I.highly recommend this tour and you can not go wrong with their selection of wines.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Noel S. Member Since 4/1/2017My BFF
Walking Tour & Tasting on 7/06/17 11:00 AM

Fabulous! Everything I could've hoped for: winery history, a good rundown of the terroir, barrel samples, and of course tasty wine.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
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    L'Ecole No 41
    41 Lowden School Road Lowden, WA 99360

    Show Hours

    Today 12/13 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Friday 12/14 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Saturday 12/15 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Sunday 12/16 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Monday 12/17 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Tuesday 12/18 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Wednesday 12/19 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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