A native of Marseille, 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.
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.
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