Award-Winning Artisan Winery to Open New Location Offering Luxury Wines in Expertly Curated ‘Wine Walk Row’
Woodinville, Wash. – MainStreet Property Group LLC, a full-service Kirkland-based real estate developer, along with partner HAL Real Estate, today announced that acclaimed artisan winery L’Ecole N° 41 (L’Ecole) will open a new location in The Schoolhouse District’s ‘Wine Walk Row’.
As the winery’s first Western Washington location, L’Ecole will soon occupy 1,415 sq. ft. in The Schoolhouse District’s popular Wine Walk Row, which provides a curated collection of wine tasting rooms.
“At L’Ecole, we’ve long-considered expanding our flagship Walla Walla Valley location into Seattle and especially the Woodinville area—but nothing has ever turned our heads quite like Wine Walk Row at the Schoolhouse District,” said Marty Clubb, Managing Winemaker and Co-Owner of L’Ecole.
“The overall quality of The Schoolhouse District plan, the ingenuity of the team members from MainStreet Property Group bringing it to fruition, and the promise of an exciting new wine district carved out in the heart of a city that truly celebrates wine appealed to us like no other. Their professionalism was so reassuring, and it was easy to share in their vision for a top-rate guest experience,” continued Clubb. “We’re thrilled to be opening in such a special place.”
“We are beyond excited to welcome L’Ecole Winery and their team to Wine Walk Row and The Schoolhouse District,” said Kelly Price, President of MainStreet Property Group LLC. “When we met at their Walla Walla winery, located in a historic schoolhouse of its own, it was an obvious fit. Having them now be a part of The Schoolhouse District project in Woodinville is outstanding.”
Tradition of Excellence: Award-Winning L’Ecole N° 41at The Schoolhouse District
Founded in 1983 and focused on producing world-renowned wines that reflect the unique terroir of the Columbia Valley and its estate Walla Walla Valley vineyards, L’Ecole will provide a selection of distinctive and expressive red and white wine wines at its new location in Wine Walk Row.
Designed to echo the charm and warmth of its ‘home’ tasting room located in the Historic Frenchtown Schoolhouse in the Walla Walla Valley, L’Ecole’s newest location will include spaces where visitors can gather for relaxed, tasteful experiences, enjoy L’Ecole’s internationally recognized bottlings, and connect with friends and wine lovers both old and new.
In Woodinville, L’Ecole will offer a tasting experience for those discovering their wines for the first time, focused on education about the Walla Walla Valley and the company’s varietals — as well as an enjoyable space for those who already love L’Ecole’s wines, such as the renowned Ferguson or other winery-exclusive bottlings.
Slated to open in June 2022, the company will kick off its opening with a month of new vintage releases, special tasting opportunities and select library offerings pulled from their Schoolhouse cellar in the Walla Walla Valley. L’Ecole’s Vins de L’Ecole Wine Club members will also be invited to join a special grand opening event.
The Schoolhouse District: First-of-Its-Kind Destination Experience Offering an Abundance of Walkable Amenities
With the City of Woodinville and HAL Real Estate as its partners, MainStreet completed the transformative ‘The Schoolhouse District’ project in the heart of downtown Woodinville in fall 2021.
Adjacent to the downtown soccer fields and City Hall, The Schoolhouse District provides a first-of-its-kind mixed-use destination. It includes the 264-unit residential community District Flats; the fully-restored historic Schoolhouse No. 23 —future home of Walla Walla Steak Co. & Crossbuck Brewing; Wine Walk Row with nine curated wine tasting and retail spaces; and additional ground-level retail space leased to local businesses.
About MainStreet Property Group. MainStreet Property Group and its family of companies develops, constructs, and operates remarkable residential communities and commercial spaces with the goal of delighting our customers. To do this, MainStreet encourages innovation and creativity to foster unique perspective that emphasize thoughtful, environmentally-friendly approaches. As a leading Puget Sound developer with a focus on the Eastside, MainStreet has been a meaningful leader in the revitalization efforts of downtown Bothell, Kenmore, Redmond and Sammamish, and has completed multifamily projects across the Eastside region. In addition to MainStreet Property Group, the MainStreet family of companies includes GenCap Construction Corp., a commercial general contractor and Insite Property Solutions LLC, a property management company.
About HAL Real Estate. HAL Real Estate Inc. is a Seattle-based real estate investment firm focused on direct and joint-venture investment opportunities across the Greater Puget Sound region. HAL has deep experience in acquisition, development and recapitalization of apartment, condominium, office, and mixed-use properties. The firm has the financial resources of a large institutional investor, but operates with the speed and flexibility of a local private investor using its own capital.
About L’Ecole. Founded in 1983, L’Ecole was the 20th winery to open in Washington State and the third to open in the Walla Walla Valley. Its flagship location is in the Historic Frenchtown Schoolhouse just west of Walla Walla; the company has also been welcoming guests in its newly-opened Heritage by L’Ecole Wine Bar in downtown Walla Walla’s Marcus Whitman Hotel.