Nicolas, the son, began his career in Marcelin, for 3 years, obtaining his CFC winegrower diploma. Growing interest for profession, he attended Changins School and graduated in oenology while doing internships in different wine companies. An opportunity took him to South Africa on a 1,000 hectare estate where he practiced oenology for a few months.Enriched by the experience, he decided to start a great adventure back in Switzerland: to enlarge the family estate in operating surface and ensure the vinification of wines directly on the estate with the help of his father.
Audrey Nicolas’ wife, is from the South West of France. She obtained a cooking degree from the hotel of Biarritz with a minor in making pastries. She arrived in Switzerland to practice in a distinguished and reputed Geneva house. Her career finally brought her to Tartegnin where she met her husband and discovered the winemaker's profession. Together they decided to live their two passions by combining food and wine.
Monique Nicolas’ mother, of Bern origin, arrived in the Vaud county at age 16 as an au pair. She met Jean-Claude whom she married and has seconded him daily for many years now. Bilingual, friendly and professional, Monique will welcome you with great pleasure to help you discover our different vintages. Being the "green thumb", she brightens the estate courtyard by growing different fragrances according to the seasons.
Marius and Violeta our loyal employees of Polish origin arrived at the Domain in 2008.They are a great help for much of the year when the vines grow. Very professional and conscientious, they are entrusted with selecting their own team of pickers.