L'Ecole NÂº 41
L'Ecole NÂ° 41 is a second generation, family-owned artisan winery located in the historic Frenchtown School depicted on our label. Â Founded in 1983, we are the third oldest winery in the Walla Walla Valley. Â 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. Â This is achieved by our nearly 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.
What a winery! The lineup of wine is diverse and delicious, it’s hard not to leave with a few bottles. The tasting room is located in what used to be a schoolhouse and still has the schoolhouse bell. We loved the easy access to this winery, and were thrilled we didn’t have to fight for parking or a spot in the tasting room!
Since I'm not a wine connoisseur I don't know much about the place but it sure did look neat from the outside and in I definitely will share this with my friends on Facebook that are big wine drinkers anyway
LOVE this place! Stopped on the way out of Walla Walla and it has such history just walking around. Amazing wine and great service! Will stop in again
Very cool tasting room in an old school house in the tiny town of Lowden, WA in route to Walla Walla. 3rd oldest winery in the Walla Walla AVA with international distribution. Very nice wine.
We always stop at L'Ecole on our annual trip to Walla Walla. When we arrived yesterday, there was a young woman who watched us walk up the stairs. I assumed this was a patron, as she just stood and stared at us. We perused the merchandise while waiting for our other party. When we turned to the wine tasting bar, there behind stood the young woman who had stared at us coming up the stairs. When we approached there was no greeting, or welcoming, just a question of how many were tasting. The young woman offered no description of the wines, just a name and grape. Had the wines been outstanding, we might have been accepting of this deadpan presentation, but we have decided there are too many wineries in Walla Walla to visit one that doesn't welcome our business.