Our Story

Our Story

About the Owner

Jennifer Arant, Winemaker, Owner & Founder, Lions Peak Inc.

Jennifer Soni, Owner and Winemaker

Jennifer Soni Arant first became involved in the wine business in 1992. The wine industry was quite a different lifestyle from the fast-paced LA design world and her lifelong interior design career: however, wine and design are both art forms which involved creativity—producing ultra-premium wines involved taste, visuals, design, and marketing. Jenn’s professional design career mentored her in her new endeavor. 

Jennifer oversees the operation of Lions Peak, which encompasses winemaking, brand development, and the tasting room sales and marketing. She says, “Sometimes you wear a lot of different hats: however, at the end of the day, it is my bond with the art of fine winemaking and the joy that it brings to all wine enthusiasts that makes it worth it!”

Having been mentored by Robert Lawrence Balzer, the esteemed wine critic for the LA Times, for 35 years, this relationship changed the pathway of her life.  

Jennifer is certified by The Spanish Wine Academy and a certified Sommelier, a judge at the OC Wine Competition, and a guest at many of the most renowned wine houses in France and South Africa. As a visionary, Jenn continues studying for the next level of Sommelier studies and continues international travels to provide a greater understanding of the world of wine to herself and others.