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About Us

We believe that wine is not precious. There's enough great wine that you should drink what brings you pleasure. Enjoy buying it. Enjoy opening it. Our store is a reflection of that philosophy. Every wine on our shelves has a purpose. We are always bringing in the best examples - vintages, growers, sites - of classic growing regions, being inspired by those willing to redefine their category and telling hidden, important stories that need to be told.

There's a perfect bottle for every palate, occasion, collection or budget.
We want to make it easy for you to find yours.


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THE TEAM


CHRIS LEON
Owner & Wine Director

Chris knew early that he wanted to be in hospitality. His love for wine came shortly after. After college he worked for producers throughout Sonoma, studied restaurant management at FCI, then opened and operated restaurants. He holds a WSET advanced degree in wine studies. 

When opening Leon & Son, Chris knew that hospitality extends beyond the walls of a restaurant and set out to create a warm and generous guest experience. He also sought to highlight domestic producers he came to love out West, while representing benchmark wines from around the world. Chris handles all buying and you can find him in the shop most days tasting, helping customers or stocking shelves.


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MATTHEW DOYLE
General Manager

Matthew loves selling wine almost as much as he loves meeting every dog in Clinton Hill. A native of the Hudson Valley, he graduated from Tufts University with a degree in English. Before working in wine he had jobs in publishing, in nightclubs, he delivered pizzas, and briefly sold diamonds. When he's not at the shop you'll probably find him either making dinner with his boyfriend or making music with friends. His favorite grape is Trousseau and his favorite cocktail is The Last Word.

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CHRIS ON WHY "LEON & SON" FOR OUR NAME?

"The store is named for my father, who has always been passionate about wine. As a 21 year old my pops took me up the PCH from LA to show me Santa Barbara and Paso Robles. We spent a week visiting wineries, seeing properties and *talking* wine. My professional compass was set after that experience. And, when the shop was conceived, I knew the name would be a nod to him and that trip."

PRESS

"Exemplary in every way possible"

Brooklyn Magazine, 'Here are Brooklyn's Best Wine Shops'


"Chris Leon's little Clinton Hill shop stands out for its deep catalog of small, ambitious American producers (plus plenty from France and Italy) at fair prices."

GQ 'The 20 New Rules of Drinking (and Buying) Wine'


"Maybe you don't believe in Goldilocks wine - well kept, just right, geared to your exact preference. It's okay, because the staff at this...Brooklyn shop want to believe hard enough for the both of you."

New York Magazine, Grub Street 'Best of New York'


"New York's most-loved shop"

Time Out New York 'Love New York' Readers' Poll


"We go there for: Friendly, knowledgeable service. Leon & Son, the new family-run Clinton Hill wine shop, has already won us over. Their moderate price points combined with their expertise make them a welcome addition to the area."

New York Magazine, Grub Street 'Best of New York'


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