Jean-Luc Colombo is a man of warmth, energy, passion, and an insatiable appetite for the Good Things in Life. His dedication to the “plaisirs de la table” (pleasures of the table) took root early, stemming from many long and happy hours spent as a small boy, assisting his mother, a talented restaurateur in Marseille, in the kitchen. Jean-Luc’s subsequent decision to pursue the study of oenology was inevitable, in order to create wines which would match his mother's cuisine! With his wife Anne, Jean-Luc created the “Centre Oenologique des Côtes du Rhône” in Cornas, and for the past 25 years, he has been a consulting winemaker for some of the best domaines in the Rhône Valley, Provence and Bordeaux.
Jean-Luc is well-known for his conviviality and generosity. His hospitality is legendary, and he is always eager and ready to entertain and surprise his Provencal friends and overseas visitors with an unforgettable meal. He is equally a man of deep convictions, who can always be relied on to ably defend the rich cultural heritage of French gastronomy. For Jean-Luc, wine and food are indivisible. In his experience, a good meal without a glass of wine does not exist because, as the great gourmand French King Henri IV said: “Good cuisine and good wine, that’s heaven on earth!”