ALEX YOUNG
Executive Chef

Chef Young, James Beard Award recipient has now joined the Vinology team on Main Street in Ann Arbor. His new menu focuses on seasonal produce to compose fresh, bright, and complex flavors that emphasize wine-friendly world cuisine. The menu will constantly evolve to reflect Chef Young’s deep experience and constant study of flavors from around the world. READ MORE.

KRISTIN JONNA
Owner

Kristin is one of the leading wine and restaurant entrepreneurs in Metropolitan Detroit. She worked alongside her father in there in the gourmet and wine food business, Merchant of Vino, for most of her teenage and early college years.  It is there that she gained her passion and enthusiasm for wine and creative cuisine. After graduating from Michigan State University, Kristin moved to Sonoma Valley to spend a year working at Benziger Winery. Working closely with the winemaker and the winery’s hospitality team, she toured California, tasting thousands of wines and assisting in the winemaking process. READ MORE

TERRY T. COOMBE
Head Server, Wine Expert

Terry grew up in the restaurant business with his mother working nights behind the bar and cleaning restaurants during the day Terry spent his early years in tow as his mothers assistant and at 15 got his first job in his first fine-dining kitchen. He spent years in Florida after High School as a corporate bar and kitchen staff trainer for a national chain of casual restaurants before moving to Michigan to attend the University of Michigan where he met his wife Ekaterina. READ MORE

IAN YOUNGS
Beverage Enthusiast

Ian is thrilled to bring his knowledge and expertise to Vinology.  Born in Ann Arbor, grew up in the Irish Hills area, and studied at the University of Michigan, he is happy to be back home. READ MORE

JOHN JONNA
Owner

John began his climb to professional renown over 30 years ago, in 1970, as one of the founding partners of The Merchant of Vino. While building a seven-store chain that was to become Metro Detroit’s forerunner in gourmet food and wine, he unleashed his passion for specialty foods, cheeses, wine, beer and spirits that elevated the stores and himself to a recognized world-class status. READ MORE