On the drive from Seattle to Walla Walla, a historic schoolhouse occupied by renowned winery L’Ecole No 41 alerts us to our arrival in Walla Walla Wine Country. Unfortunately, after the hours long drive, the tasting room is usually about to close by the time we see it. We won’t have to worry about that on our next visit to Walla Walla, however. L’Ecole No 41 recently announced a spring opening for the “Heritage by L’Ecole” Wine Bar in Walla Walla’s historic Marcus Whitman Hotel.
Located in the heart of downtown Walla Walla, Washington the landmark hotel is a convenient destination during a visit to the must-see wine region.
“We’re so enthusiastic about the possibility to welcome Walla Walla locals and visitors to our valley, in a new and unique setting,” said L’Ecole’s owner and managing winemaker Marty Clubb. “Heritage by L’Ecole illustrates our family’s commitment to the Walla Walla experience for all wine lovers. The opportunity to ask our talented daughter, Rebecca Clubb-Olson, to design the space for us was exciting and rewarding, and she has done a beautiful job – striking a perfect balance, incorporating elements of our historic Schoolhouse and of our deep, enduring roots in our home Valley.”
With outdoor seating planned for the spring and summer, the space will eventually accommodate up to 19 seated guests indoors, with self-guided flight options. Wine lovers are sure to be excited to learn that small production and library lots will be available along with current releases.
L’Ecole No 41 Chardonnay
Award winning, distinctive wines have long been part of the curriculum at L’Ecole No 41. Notably, excellent red wines are not only part of the winery’s story. They also craft some incredible white wines.
When the hubby and I got married, one of the wines we selected to pour at our reception was L’Ecole No 41 Chardonnay. As a result, the wine and winery hold a special place in our hearts.
During these crazy pandemic days at home, we like to order take out to support our favorite local businesses. A decadent meal recently came from Kaspar’s Catering. Select Washington wines are also on their menu, and we were so happy to see them offer L’Ecole No 41 Chardonnay. Of course, we had to order a bottle for sentimental reasons. As we relived happy memories with each delectable glass, the wine reminded us that we still have the things that really matter.
This food friendly white wine happens to complement a number of my favorite dishes! To create the ultimate match, I’ve posted some easy tips to pair chardonnay with food.
L’Ecole No 41
This fantastic third generation family business has been recognized 15 times as a Top 100 Winery of the Year by Wine & Spirits Magazine.To learn more about the winery, visit the L’Ecole No 41 website.