Laure Colombo first studied a master’s degree in business in Lille. Following graduation she worked for a few months in the USA (at Disney World for the Epcot Food & Wine Festival, at George Magazine and Wine & Spirit Magazine among others and as an aide-sommelier for Alain Ducasse at the Essex House). Her next step was to develop skills in marketing and communication with the prestigious Champagne houses of Dom Pérignon and Moët&Chandon and then with an Indian winery, Grover Vineyard, in New Delhi.
She then returned to France, got a degree in viticulture in Bordeaux working part time at Château Haut Brion for one year, then followed up with a master’s degree in oenology in Montpellier and a few vintages on the Southern hemisphere with Villa Maria New Zealand. She became a winemaker and joined the family domain in Cornas in 2010, now working as a viticulturist, oenologist, and brand ambassador all around the world. She also created in 2014 her own estate on Saint Péray’s heights, Domaine de Lorient.