Nicolas graduated from a business school in France. After, he spent a few years working for a prestigious London wine Merchant, Laytons/Jeroboams, and then Champagne Laurent-Perrier. He joined Glenelly Estate in 2011 as Sales Director. In 2019, his grandmother named him CEO and he has since been running the estate. Since then he has been living in Stellenbosch, with his wife and three daughters.