Since taking the helm at his family's Leonetti Cellar in 2001, Chris Figgins has built his parents' winery—the first commercial producer in Walla Walla, founded in 1977—into much a larger venture, Figgins Family Wine Estates. He now produces roughly 12,000 cases of wine a year, encompassing three distinct brands. Today, his Leonetti vineyard portfolio represents a variety of microclimates and elevations throughout the Walla Walla Valley. Freelance writer Katherine Cole reports for Wine Spectator.
From the Dec 31, 2013, issue