Nicky started her career in the wine industry pruning the vines at Dunnolly Estate during her winter holidays at University. With her father and brother showing a keen interest in wine, Nicky also started to develop a fascination for the industry inspiring Nicky to redirect her focus to viticulture and oenology. Upon graduating in 2000 Nicky travelled, gaining valuable winemaking experience in the Hawkes Bay, Oregon, Canada and France before locating to Marlborough in 2006. After working at several contract crush facilities within Marlborough Nicky decided to make her own way in the world of wine and set up her own consultancy business in 2016. Nicky is the hands on Winemaker for Dunnolly Estate and lives in Blenheim with her husband Hayden and their dog Flynn.