About Jon


Jon Bonné is The San Francisco Chronicle’s Wine Editor, and author of The New California Wine (Ten Speed Press). He covers wine throughout Northern California and around the world, and is responsible for the Chronicle’s wine and spirits coverage and the annual Top 100 Wines.

He is also the wine expert for JetBlue Airways’ on-board Mint experience, the U.S. columnist for Decanter magazine, and the U.S. Regional Chair for the Decanter World Wine Awards.

Previously Bonné was the lifestyle editor and wine columnist for MSNBC, the wine columnist for Seattle magazine, and has written about wine for such top publications as Saveur, Food & Wine and the Art of Eating. That comes on top of a journalism career that stretches more than two decades — including a decade of work in digital journalism, beginning in 1996, for such organizations as NBC News, Court TV and News Corp.

His work in wine and food journalism has won numerous awards, including the Roederer International Wine Book of the Year for The New California Wine, two James Beard Foundation awards for his work at the Chronicle and repeated accolades from the Association of Food Journalists.

He lives in San Francisco.


(photo and cover photo by Erik Castro)