5839 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77057
Date: October 19, 2023
Time: 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Event Type: Wine Dinner
Price: $595 per Guest Plus tax and gratuity
Special Guest: Erik Elliott
Heitz Cellar Estate Director and Master Sommelier Erik Elliott grew up in Philadelphia, PA, and graduated from Temple University in 2013 with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration focusing on Marketing.
After falling in love with hospitality and wine while working at Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse in Philadelphia, he sold everything he owned to move to Aspen, CO, to pursue his dream of becoming a Master Sommelier. Erik landed at The Little Nell, the world-renowned hotel and wine program at the base of Aspen Mountain. Erik Spent six years in the James Beard-nominated wine program and worked his way up to become the Lead Sommelier. When The Little Nell would close each off-season, Erik would spend his time visiting the most esteemed estates throughout France, Italy, and Spain, honing his knowledge and appreciation for wine.
After his colleague Carlton McCoy Jr. accepted a position at Heitz Cellar following Gaylon Lawrence, Jr.’s acquisition, Erik felt that he still had more to learn and traded the mountains of Aspen for Napa Valley's vineyards. In 2019, he accepted a position as the Estate Director at Heitz Cellar.
With his background in hospitality and oversight of Heitz’s new Tasting Salon and Hospitality Center opening in 2022, Erik continually aims to reimagine luxury hospitality and the experience for guests of Heitz Cellar. “Our goal at Heitz Cellar is to move the wine industry forward by crafting the most elegant and balanced wines from sustainably farmed vineyards while enriching the lives of our guests through hospitality and service. We always remain in the service of others” Erik says. In August of 2022, Erik’s dream was realized when he passed the Master Sommelier Exam on his second attempt.
Please join the Pappas Bros Steakhouse – Galleria wine team in presenting a world-class wine dinner with one of Napa Valley’s most historic and celebrated wineries, Heitz Wine Cellars.
Family-owned since its founding in 1961, Heitz Cellar’s legacy helped shape the history of Napa Valley winemaking. In the late 1950s, pioneering vintner Joe Heitz ushered in Napa’s modern era with his iconic, globally celebrated wines, including Napa Valley’s first vineyard-designated Cabernet Sauvignon, the renowned Heitz Cellar Martha’s Vineyard. Fifty-eight years of the Heitz family’s legacy maintained the winery’s notoriety as a benchmark amongst the best in the world.
In April 2018, Heitz Cellar entered an exciting new chapter as this rich legacy was passed into the hands of the Lawrence family. The wines are made with an unwavering commitment to quality from organically farmed, 100% Napa Valley fruit, and a commitment to the sustainability of Napa Valley.
Special guest, Heitz Cellar’s Estate Director and Master Sommelier, Erik Elliott, will guide guests through an unprecedented number of Heitz single vineyard wines sourced from the Pappas Bros Steakhouse’s wine cellar. Please do not miss this once-in-a-lifetime Heitz retrospective with carefully crafted Pappas Bros culinary experience.