Hello and thank you for stopping by Pinot & Peep Toes! I’m thrilled you’re here. If you like a cool-climate Pinot and will never pass up a cheeseboard, we’ll be fast friends.
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. While I didn’t study Enology or Viticulture in college, I like to think I bring a unique perspective to wine tasting; my experience with wine begins with the vine. 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. My sister and I are first-generation vintners and our JLC and Boeket wines are award-winning, organically-farmed expressions of our home ranch. You can check out our website here.
I often feel like a CA wanderer, spending time between my hometown in Northern California and my favorite cities in Southern California.