Our menu reflects our commitment to wine-friendly world cuisine. We are proud to have built solid relationships with Seely and Tantre farms for our local seasonal produce, local dairy farmer Fluffy Bottom and Harnois Poultry Farm. At Vinology we butcher our own meats, purchased from local cattle farmers Noggle Farms who provide us home raised, high quality (Choice/Prime), well marbled, corn fed beef.
We love our historic downtown Ann Arbor location and our buildings rich history. After sitting vacant for several years, the Mayer Schairer Building, at 110 S. Main Street was impressively redeveloped. The historic building was renovated and re-engineered to support an additional two stories. The project was completed in summer of 2006, with the restaurant Vinology opening on the ground floor, Google’s initial Ann Arbor offices in the upper stories of the historic building, and a home in the new stories.
The Jonna Family has been in the food and wine business for over 40 years. John Jonna began his climb to professional renown in the 70s as co-founder of Merchant of Vino, Metro Detroit’s forerunner in gourmet food and wine and seven-store chain. In 2004, he and his daughter Kristin Jonna created a wine bar full service restaurant concept and opened two locations in metro Detroit, Vinotecca Wine Bar in Royal Oak in 2005 and Vinology Wine Bar and Restaurant in Ann Arbor in 2006. In 2009, Vincent Jonna joined his father and sister to bring his financial expertise to the family restaurant operations. In 2011, Vincent and Kristin created a restaurant management company, Jonna Management Services, which provides full operational services, administrative and accounting support, marketing plans, and consulting services. In 2014, they opened The Bird and The Bread, a European comfort food inspired concept in downtown Birmingham, which converted to Vinotecca in January 2018. Together, the Jonna’s continue the family traditions of excellence in customer service, product education, and innovative research to advance their restaurants as leaders in the industry.