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Leonetti Dinner

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Houston Galleria

5839 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77057

Date: March 28, 2017

Time: 7:00pm

Event Type: Wine Dinner

Price: $225 per Guest Plus tax and gratuity

Chris Figgins, President & Winemaking Director

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.

Dinner Menu

Hors d’Oeuvres

2016 FIGGINS Estate Riesling, Walla Walla Valley

First Course


Bibb lettuce salad, quinoa, gold and candy-striped beets, crème fraiche


 2015 Toil Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley

Second Course


wood grilled eggplant caponata, lemon basil sauce


 2014 Leonetti Cellar Sangiovese, Walla Walla Valley

2015 Leonetti Cellar Merlot, Walla Walla Valley

Third Course


fennel purée, salsa verde


2013 Leonetti Cellar Cabernet Sauvignon, Walla Walla Valley

2014 Leonetti Cellar Cabernet Sauvignon, Walla Walla Valley

Fourth Course


mushrooms, prosciutto, whipped Yukon Gold potatoes,

roasted pearl onions, madeira sauce


2012 FIGGINS Estate Red Wine, Walla Walla Valley

2013 FIGGINS Estate Red Wine, Walla Walla Valley 



lemon cake, key lime cream


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