A native of Marseille, Jean-Luc Colombo developed a strong admiration for the wines of the Rhône Valley in the late 1970s.
A devotee of the Syrah grape, he was convinced that the Northern Rhône appellation of Cornas offered enormous potential for producing stellar quality Syrah. Following his conviction, he opened his own wine laboratory in Cornas and developed a thriving reputation as a wine consultant, breathing new life into the then-obscure wines of Cornas.
Shortly after, Colombo began purchasing his own vineyards first in Cornas then throughout the Rhône Valley and Languedoc – leading to the establishment in 1994 of Vins Jean-Luc Colombo. The wines of Vins Jean-Luc Colombo are all highly personalized, sourced from Colombo’s own vineyards and from carefully selected domains under his direct consultation. With wines as vibrant and memorable as the man who makes them, Vins Jean-Luc Colombo has made a major impact on the evolution of modern French winemaking.
« My passion is to create wines that give people pleasure. I want each glass to be remembered for their statement of quality. All my wines are like a song praising the simple but important pleasures of life: observing nature, enjoying food and sharing with others. » Jean-Luc Colombo