NICOLAS JOLY, born in 1945, has been working with biodynamics for over 25 years, and is widely recognized as one of France's foremost winemakers.
Following his studies at Columbia University, he joined JP Morgan in New York. He was posted to London, but left in 1977 to run his family?s vineyard, Coulee de Serrant. Having worked with modern agriculture and observed its negative effects on nature, he came across a book on biodynamic farming and began experimenting, fascinated by the ideas he found there. Later, he discovered and connected with a movement based on the work of the founder of biodynamics, Rudolf Steiner. He faced much opposition until the end of the 1990s, when the quality of his wines, with their unique and authentic appellations, spoke for themselves.
Nicholas Joly now teaches around the world as one of the pioneers of biodynamic viticulture.