Winemaker Martin Clubb

Winemaker Martin   Clubb

Winemaker Martin Clubb

L'Ecole No 41 | Lowden, WA |

Martin Clubb is Managing Winemaker and co-owner with his wife Megan of L’Ecole N° 41. This third generation, family-owned winery is located in the old Frenchtown Schoolhouse depicted on their label. Founded in 1983, L’Ecole was the third winery in the Walla Walla Valley. L’Ecole has been named a “Winery of the Year” by Wine & Spirits Magazine fourteen consecutive years.

L’Ecole is a partner in the highly acclaimed Seven Hills Vineyard as well as the nearby 2,700 acre vineyard development – SeVein – home to L’Ecole’s exclusive estate vineyard named Ferguson. The first vintage of wine from this vineyard, 2011 Estate Ferguson, was named best Bordeaux blend in the world over £15 at the prestigious Decanter World Wine Awards in London in 2014. The 2013 Estate Ferguson was named Best New World Bordeaux Blend at Six Nations Wine Challenge in Australia in 2016.

Martin’s ongoing dedication and commitment to the Washington State wine industry is evident in his many leadership roles. He has served more than thirty years on the Boards of various wine industry associations, including the Washington Wine Commission. He is currently a Director of the Washington Wine Institute and Board Member and Chair of WineAmerica. Marty was instrumental in the founding of the Walla Walla Valley Wine Alliance, serving as its first President. Marty worked with other industry pioneers in the development of the Walla Walla Community College Center for Enology and Viticulture and continues to serve as an emeritus member of its wine advisory board.


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