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.
Chris lives near the shop in Brooklyn with his wife, Cristina.