About Jon


Over the past decade, Jon Bonné has become as one of the most influential and widely-read American voices on wine.

He is currently Senior Contributing Editor for Punch, and Contributing Editor and Wine Columnist  at the San Francisco Chronicle, where for more than eight years he was Wine Editor.

During that time, he ran the paper’s wine and drinks coverage and was the paper’s senior wine critic and writer, covering wines throughout California and around the world, and selecting the annual Top 100 Wines.

Bonné is the author of The New California Wine (Ten Speed Press), which won the Roederer International Wine Book of the Year. He is currently working on a new book, The New French Wine. 

He is also the wine expert for JetBlue Airways’ on-board Mint experience.

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. For several years he served as the U.S. Chair of the Decanter World Wine Awards.

His journalism career stretches more than 20 years. That includes a decade of pioneering work in digital journalism, beginning in 1996, for such organizations as NBC News, Court TV and News Corporation.

His work in wine and food journalism has won numerous awards, including two James Beard Foundation awards for his work at the Chronicle and repeated accolades from the Association of Food Journalists.

(photo and cover photo by Erik Castro)