Jonathan Ross

Jonathan Ross (Jon) is a New Jersey-born sommelier who spent most of his career working in the New York restaurant industry. Jon’s time in NYC was capped off by a 5-year stint as the head sommelier at Eleven Madison Park, which culminated in the restaurant’s rise to the top spot on the San Pellegrino 50 Best Restaurant List. In 2017, Jon passed the master sommelier exam, and relocated with his now wife, Jane Lopes, to Melbourne where he joined the Rockpool Dining Group as beverage director. While in Australia, he also curated the Qantas in-flight and lounge wine offerings, and launched Micro Wines, a boutique wine label sold domestically and exported to the US. Jon has been featured in and written for numerous trade publications, worked as an industry educator, contributes to the efforts of the Hue Society and The Vinguard, won the GuildSomm “TopSomm” national competition in 2015, and never goes anywhere without his mountain bike. In 2020, Jon and his wife Jane co-founded their own Australian wine imports company: LEGEND, and have an Australian wine book publishing early 2023.