5839 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77057
Date: March 28, 2017
Event Type: Wine Dinner
Price: $225 per Guest Plus tax and gratuity
Chris Figgins, President & Winemaking Director
Chris Figgins is the President and Winemaking Director for Figgins Family Wine Estates (FFWE). Chris succeeds his parents, Gary and Nancy Figgins, who founded Leonetti Cellar in 1977 – the oldest winery in Walla Walla. After growing up in the wine business, he officially joined Leonetti in 1996 post-graduation from Washington State University with a Horticulture degree. Chris assumed the position of head winemaker in 2001. In addition to running the day to day business and winemaking, Chris presides over all viticulture operations for FFWE, which includes seven distinct vineyard sites in the Walla Walla Valley AVA. To extend the FFWE experience further into wine and food Chris recently launched Toil Oregon, a small-production Willamette Valley Pinot Noir, FIGGINS, a single-vineyard estate wine brand, and Lostine Cattle Company, all natural grass-fed beef. Chris was instrumental in transforming Leonetti into an estate grown winery and is known industry-wide for consistently pushing the envelope viticulturally. A frequent public speaker, Chris loves to share his passion for sustainable farming and biological soil health.
Seize the opportunity to meet one of Washington's most important winery owners and winemakers, Chris Figgins. Headquartered in Walla Walla Valley, Chris oversees operations at the historical Leonetti Cellar winery, FIGGINS Estate, and their brand new Willamette Valley project, Toil Oregon. Guests will be able to taste Bordeaux style blends from Leonetti and FIGGINS in addition to being one of the first in the US market to taste the Pinot Noir from Toil Oregon. Come discover Leonetti wines and other Figgins Family Wine Estates projects that have been transforming the wine world.