As a teenager, Simon Tardieux began working in the vines of Catherine Roussel and Didier Barrouillet at Clos Roche Blanche. After university and a short stint as a social worker, he decided to return to Thésée and work outside in the vines. He teamed up with his neighbor Alain Courtault and together formed their domaine Courtault-Tardieux. The domaine has a total of 15 hectares of which they farm Sauvignon, Pineau d’Aunis, Cabernet Franc, Gamay and Côt. All harvesting is done by hand and all vineyard work is organic.
In the cellar, Simon has a very light hand as he aims to bottle his wines expressing their terroir at its purest. He uses only natural yeast and sulfur at bottling. No oak is used. The rosé and Sauvignon Blanc are vinified in stainless steel tanks while Simon uses fiberglass for the Tradition rouge.