Four Washington wineries were among those highlighted by magazine Wine & Spirits as the top 100 2015 wineries of the year.
L’Ecole No 41 of Lowden, Gramercy Cellars of Walla Walla, àMaurice Cellars of Walla Walla and Chateau Ste. Michelle of Woodinville were among those wineries that made the list, along with wineries from Oregon, California, France, Italy, Australia and other countries.
The magazine tasted more than 12,500 wines from around the world in 2014 to develop a list of the year’s best wineries. Those wineries will be recognized during the Oct. 21 Wine & Spirits Top 100 Tasting in San Francisco.
“If we could be known for only one thing, I would want it to be our consistent high quality, vintage after vintage,” said Marty Clubb, L’Ecole owner and managing winemaker, in a statement. “It’s one of the primary reasons for our continuing investment in vineyard development and it speaks to not only excellence of the Walla Walla and Columbia Valleys but also to the commitment of our family, winery team, vineyard crew, and growers.”