Located in the Rhône Valley in the village of Cornas, Jean-Luc Colombo has been producing top quality wines since the 1980’s. Jean-Luc’s fulfilment of a childhood dream came with the purchase of his first vineyard, a small parcel of old vines planted on a granite hillside overlooking the village of Cornas. The vineyards are located in the village of Cornas, on the right bank of the Rhône River on the steep slopes of the Northern Rhône Valley. The climate and terroir here create perfect growing conditions to produce the greatest expression of Syrah’s character, with granite soils and a delicate Mediterranean influence. The 1987 release of Jean-Luc’s first vintage of Cornas Les Ruchets was a great success, taking the French wine world by storm, and becoming the first in a long series of vintages of what is universally regarded as Colombo’s iconic wine. In 2012, the Domaine began the process of gaining certified organic status.
Jean-Luc and Anne have overseen Jean-Luc Colombo wines since the first plot was purchased in the 1980s, and in 2010 their daughter, Laure, joined the family Domaine. A trained viticulturist and oenologist, her first vintages have already received critical acclaim.