Leo Steen Wines
At Leo Steen, founder Leo Hansen strives to make interesting wines with both a sense of place and a purpose. For him, the “purpose” of his wines has become a quintessential element in his winemaking philosophy. Years ago, before he embarked upon his journey as a winemaker, Leo was a sommelier guiding people through an exploration of the timeless relationship between wine and food. He loved thinking about how food and wine worked together, and offering people choices beyond the obvious. The satisfaction of introducing people to new varietals from exciting undiscovered vineyards, and showing how these wines enhanced great food was, and continues to be, thrilling for him.
When he founded Leo Steen Wines in 2004, those experiences stayed with him. He wanted to look beyond the standard options—Pinot Grigio, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon—and instead offer people unique and interesting varietals. He also wanted people to able to enjoy his wines by the glass. This meant offering them at a price that was both accessible and fair, without ever sacrificing quality.