Bonaccorsi Wine Company

Buellton, CA 93427


About Us:

Michael Bonaccorsi was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1960. By the age of twenty-one, he knew he wanted to be a winemaker. After finishing college, Michael headed to the west coast to be closer to California wine country.

His first job was stocking wine at a wine shop, eventually working his way to become a sommelier. After 3 years of intense study, Bonaccorsi became the twentieth American to be awarded the Master Sommelier Diploma.After working at some of the most prestigious restaurants in San Francisco, Michael became the director of Spago's wine program. The restaurant has been recognized for its excellence in wine service by the Wine Spectator (Best of Award of Excellence each year since 1995), Food Arts, Wine and Spirits Magazine and the Los Angeles Times.

Jenne Lee Bonaccorsi was born in Seoul, Korea in 1970. At the age of 13, She fell in love with food, watching food shows on PBS such as the frugal gourmet, galloping gourmet and of course, Julia Child. At that young age, she was purchasing Gourmet, mimicking recipes long before even the ingredients were readily available.

While attending USC, Jenne Lee started to work in restaurants; her first job answering phones at Trump's restaurant, beginning her 20 years in restaurants. From Trump's restaurant, she opened Watergrill Restaurant in downtown Los Angeles, and then to her dream, started the first of 15 years working for Wolfgang Puck from 1993-2008.Jenne Lee was the matre'd at Spago Beverly Hills, which won the James Beard award in hospitality in 2005.

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