Hello and thank you for stopping by Pinot & Peep Toes! I established this blog shortly after graduating college in 2016 with the sole purpose of making the world of wine less intimidating for my generation of drinkers and to also pay homage to my upbringing. My appreciation for wine began as a young girl growing up on my family’s ranch in Northern California’s Mendocino County. I was raised by a family of farmers on the very land they farmed. My grandfather founded Cox Vineyards and my parents have carried on the legacy, raising me and my two sisters smack dab in the middle of Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.

I did not study Enology or Viticulture in college, but I like to think I bring a unique perspective to wine tasting. My experience with wine begins with the vine.

I currently live in Los Angeles, but am fortunate enough to be able to make trips up to the ranch often. In my free time, I love entertaining; wine nights and cheese plates are my forte! I hope you’ll join me as I share what I’ve learned growing up in the vineyards and all that I’ll continue to learn as my palate for wine grows in the big city.


 xx Lauren