A graduate of les Lycées Viticoles de Beaune and Mâcon in 2000, Nicolas Gaudry then spent 6 months in South Africa, working in Franschoek and Stellenbosch before starting out on his own. A 6th generation Gaudry, Nicolas began working with 10 parcels of 4 hectares of vines in 2001 (2 hectares courtesy of his grandfather) centred in and around the vineyard hub of Pouilly-Fumé: the village of Les Loges on the banks of the Loire.
Meanwhile his father Denis continues to make wine separately at the family domaine of 28 hectares. Nicolas currently shares the use of his father's press and the reception vats, before moving the juice to his own tiny winery. A standard fermentation at 18-22 degrees celsius takes place in stainless-steel, using wild yeasts, before remaining on their lees until a late spring bottling. 2004 was his first vintage to be bottled.